Texas State University is internationally recognized for its strong programs in criminal justice, music and geography. The most popular areas of study at the school also include psychology, exercise science and business management.
Texas State University was established in 1899 and is located in San Marcos, Texas. It has more than 34,000 students, which makes it the fifth-largest university in Texas. The school adopted the bobcat as a mascot in 1920, and now students at the school are known as the Texas State University Bobcats. The university has a main campus right on the San Marcos River, but it also has a satellite campus called Texas State University Round Rock Campus in northern Austin.
Texas State University has 10 colleges and more than 50 schools and departments. It has programs for all of the popular majors, such as the hard sciences like chemistry, physics and mathematics, as well as the humanities such as languages, philosophy and history. The school is well-known for its criminal justice and music programs, and has an orchestra, band and choir that tour and perform internationally. The school's most notable alumnus is the 36th president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson who attended the school from 1927 to 1930 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.