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Tarleton has a culture of teaching excellence with faculty dedicated to expanding learning opportunities beyond the classroom.  There is a vibrant campus life enriched by more than 100 student organizations and numerous opportunities for students to hone the skills needed for a life of leadership and service.

Tarleton is a student-focused university and, above all, a family. Founded in 1899 as a private college, Tarleton has grown into a comprehensive public university with over 100 majors and more than 10,000 students across four locations – Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian – and online.  At its core, it has maintained a friendly, small-town feel alongside the resources and ambition of a respected 21st century university. We are bound together by our respect for traditions and for one another. We are united in pride at the achievements of the members of our Tarleton family, as students and ever after. 

Living in the Texans/Texanns Community

Tarleton State University’s main campus serves as the educational and cultural center of the Cross Timbers region.  

Tarleton State University’s main campus serves as the educational and cultural center of the Cross Timbers region. The public is invited to attend the many athletic events concerts, plays and activities offered.  Stephenville has been listed as one of the 100 best small towns in America and has a strong, diversified economic base including agriculture, manufacturing and retail trade. Tarleton’s campuses in Southwest Fort Worth, Midlothian and Waco only strengthen the educational well-being of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and all of North Central Texas.