Endowed scholarships, endowed chairs and research support are critically needed for the university to continue along the path of excellence. Your support of the Academic Excellence Pillar will make this possible
We received more than 27,000 applications from freshmen and transfers for admission to the fall 2011 class. Enrollment has soared to more than 34,000, making Texas State the 36th largest public university in the nation. Yet no matter the size of the student body, we focus on individual students, so that each one has a rewarding experience and prepares for a fulfilling future. Because of this individual attention, Texas State’s retention and graduation rates are among the highest in the state.
Our faculty are able to dedicate so much of their time to students thanks in large part to the support we receive from our donors.
An example is the gift from Bruce and Gloria Ingram of New Braunfels that founded and endowed the Ingram School of Engineering. Neither of the Ingrams is a graduate of Texas State, yet they saw the potential at the university and matched it with the workforce needs of Texas. Today the Ingram School is attracting hundreds of engineering majors and some of the top faculty in the field.
The future will call for leaders in every field imaginable — and in fields not yet imagined. These leaders will be asked to meet revolutionary changes with new ideas, new techniques and new tools.
You can be part of that exciting future by supporting the Academic Excellence Pillar.