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Laura Dobson

As a student worker, Laura helped spearhead the launch of our Tarleton Tartan Project, a student run business designed to help students apply the skills they develop in the classroom. Graduating in May 2021 with a BBA in Marketing, she now serves as the Marketing Coordinator for MesaTech Corporation while pursuing her MS in Management.


First, thank you for considering the College of Business at Tarleton State University. We know that you have lots of choices when it comes to higher education but we feel that once you take a look at what we have to offer, you will see what’s so special about Tarleton. Feel free to explore our departments, programs, faculty/staff, as well as our signature events and more about the college in the navigation bar on the right. Once you learn more about us, we’re sure you will want to make Tarleton your new home.

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Undergraduate Canvas Course Preview

  • Want to know what a course looks like? Many of our courses are offered online while many of our courses are taught face-to-face and supported with online components. Click the link to get a preview of what some of your courses might look like, learn how to navigate the learning environment, etc.
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Graduate Canvas Course Preview

  • Most of our graduate programs are completely online. Get a preview of what our graduate courses are like!

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College is an investment in your future and we think after reviewing our programs, you will come to the conclusion that pursuing your education at Tarleton is a wise investment. Ranked in the top 10% on the Social Mobility Index, this means that getting your education here means a great balance between cost and how much you will earn once you graduate, representing a great value!

College Tuition Compare 2021 Costs of Attendance

Tarleton State UniversityUniversity of North TexasUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonTexas Wesleyan University
Tuition & Fees$8,276 $11,090  $11,378$33,408
Books & Supplies$1,036$1,000$1,206$2,400
Living Costs$12,537 $13,296$15,175$16,728
Total$21,849 $25,386$27,759$52,536

 You can also calculate your own estimate using our Tuition Estimator.

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Minimum Technology Requirements (QM Standard 1.5)

  • Includes minimum hardware and software requirements and expectations for learners to be successful in their studies.
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Computer Skills and Digital Information Literacy Skills (QM Standard 1.6)

  • Includes the minimum necessary skills and abilities expected of students in order to be success in their coursework.
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Student Services and Resources (QM Standard 7.4)

  • Provides links to university support services including advising, registrations, financial aid, office of veteran services, student counseling services, career services, and student organizations.

Transfer Students

We also want to be transfer friendly. Our biggest recruitment of students come from the Denton/Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. That region includes a number of community college networks that we work with to help students continue their education.

Are you currently attending one of our community college partners in the region? Want to know how your program aligns with our College of Business’ programs? This is the place to do it. 

 As a community college student, click on your current program (AA, AAS, or AS) and the desired degree in which you are interested (BAAS, BBA, or BS). This will bring up a list of pathways between all area community colleges and Tarleton State University College of Business' programs. Unfortunately, not all community college have input all of their data for all programs. This does not mean that you cannot complete your bachelor's here. It simply will require determining your pathway by hand. Please consult an academic adviser at your institution to complete this process.

Apply to Tarleton

So you’ve decided to make the investment in your future? Great choice. If you are pursuing an undergraduate degree, select the undergraduate button below. If you are interested in applying to our graduate programs, select the graduate button.

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Paying for College

As previously mentioned, college is expensive. But you have lots of options when it comes to finding ways to help pay for it. Two very useful sources of funding are scholarships/grants and financial aid. We’d encourage your to complete your FAFSA/TASFA, scholarship applications, and file for financial aid to determine more precisely how we can help support your pursuit of your education.