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Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Quick Facts
Location 1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, Texas 76402
Main Phone Number 254-968-9000
Main Website
Trogdon HouseCampus EntranceJoe W. Autry BuildingDick Smith LibraryMath BuildingCampus GroundsCafeteriaTennis CourtsBasketball StadiumFootball FieldE.J. Howell BuildingScience Building

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Historical Overview

Founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college known then as John Tarleton College, the institution became a member of The Texas A&M University System in 1917, a four-year degree-granting institution in 1959 and gained status as a university in 1973. Tarleton State University is now one of the state's fastest growing institutions with an enrollment of 9,633 for fall 2008.

Located one hour from Fort Worth in Stephenville, Texas, Tarleton serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers Region. With a population of 17,000, Stephenville is known as one of the country's most desirable places to live and is included in Norman Crampton's The 100 Best Small Towns in America published by Prentice Hall.

Upgraded campus facilities and affordable tuition combined with Stephenville's economical cost of living, make Tarleton one of the best university values in Texas. Students come from around the world–26 countries and 49 states in the United States–to attend Tarleton. Students have the opportunity to choose from 64 undergraduate, 21 graduate, two associate degree programs and one doctoral program.

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