Sul Ross State University

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General Information

Admission Office
Box C-114
Alpine, TX 79832
(432) 837-8053
(888) 722-7778
Fax: (432) 837-8431

Contact: Gregory Schwab
Associate VP for Enrollment Management
Main Address
Box C-114
Alpine, TX 79832
(432) 837-8011

Total undergrads: 1,978
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 327
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,978
Graduate enrollment: 800

Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $3,942 $4,202 $4,396 $4,568 +3.91%
Books and Supplies $1,111 $1,111 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,860 $6,190 $6,370 $6,600 +3.61%
Other $3,019 $3,019 $3,100 $3,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $13,932 $14,522 $15,066 $15,468 +2.67%
In-state Off Campus $5,053 $5,313 $5,596 $5,768 +3.07%
In-state with Family $5,053 $5,313 $5,596 $5,768 +3.07%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees

Tuition for In-state Students $2,304
In-state Student Fees $1,226
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $7,884
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,226

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 283 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 259 84% $1,484,762 $5,733
– Federal grants 175 56% $633,493 $3,620
– Pell grants 175 56% $622,449 $3,557
– Other federal grants 9 3% $11,044 $1,227
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 191 62% $718,432 $3,761
Institutional scholarships or grants 124 40% $132,837 $1,071
Student loan financial aid 181 58% $922,861 $5,099
– Federal student loans 181 58% $900,324 $4,974
– Other student loans 3 1% $22,537 $7,512

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 342 242 5 11
Agriculture, General 19 4 4
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 2
Agricultural and Food Products Processing 4
Animal Sciences, General 17 4
Equestrian/equine Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 20 4
Biology/biological Sciences, General 20 4
Environmental Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 37 25 6
Business Administration and Management, General 15 25
Business/commerce, General 9
International Business/trade/commerce 1
Management Information Systems, General 4
Office Management and Supervision 8 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Education 155
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 25
Education, General 35
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 74
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 7
Reading Teacher Education 13
Special Education and Teaching, General 1
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/technician
English Language and Literature/letters 23 4
English Language and Literature, General 17 4
Rhetoric and Composition 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Spanish Language and Literature 12
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 1 5
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 5
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 1
History 16 6
History, General 16 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 31 20
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 31 20
Human Services, General 2
Public Administration 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 24 2
General Studies 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics 10
Mathematics, General 10
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 76
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 76
Natural Resources and Conservation 9 8
Natural Resources Management and Policy 3
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 6 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 16
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 16
Physical Sciences 7 5
Chemistry, General
Geology/earth Science, General 7 5
Psychology 29 1
Psychology, General 29 1
Social Sciences 10 3
Political Science and Government, General 2 3
Social Sciences, General 8
Visual and Performing Arts 3 3
Art/art Studies, General 2 3
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
Music, General 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Supplies A,C
Animal Health A,B
Animal Sciences B
Equestrian/Equine Studies B
Food Science B
Range Science/Management B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing – Practical C
Preveterinary Medicine A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions

Sul Ross State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (432) 837-8011
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: HWY 90 East, Alpine, TX 79832
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,739
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 16%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,029 (38% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,816
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,776
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,269

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Sul Ross State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Sul Ross State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 5
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Physical Sciences 21
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 21
Visual and Performing Arts 21
Grand total 2920

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Sul Ross State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $6,816
Out-of-state $16,776
Books and supplies $1,366

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $2,850
Out-of-state $10,093

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 306 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 290 88% $8,269
Student loan aid 218 66% $6,030

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,554 70% $5,864
Federal student loans 1,118 50% $6,491

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Sul Ross State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Sul Ross State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 785 414 371
Percent admitted 100% 99% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 44% 49% 38%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Sul Ross State University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,739
Undergraduate enrollment 2,137
Graduate enrollment 602

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Sul Ross State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

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