Tarleton State University

1333 West Washington
Stephenville, TX 76402

254-968-9000

Mission:

Tarleton State University exists to provide an academically challenging educational experience through effective teaching, scholarship, research, and service enabling students to pursue truth and acquire understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for establishing successful careers and becoming responsible citizens and leaders.

About Us:

When you walk across our beautiful campus, you will notice we do things differently here at Tarleton.  You are more than a face in the crowd - you are part of the Tarleton family.  With our state-of-the-art Candle Lighting Ceremony facilities, 110 years of tradition, friendly faculty and staff, and active student body, there is no doubt that Tarleton's legacy is alive and strong across our campus.

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.

The third largest non-land grant agriculture university in the United States, Tarleton is a leader in teacher education. It has one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships in the United States, benefiting more A male and female student in front of the Education Building than 50 area school districts. The university also is a national leader in educating agricultural education teachers.

With its main campus 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.

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