Tarleton State University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Stephenville, TX

Founded in 1899

Programs that aid you in mastering the skill set needed to achieve your goals

Small Town





Acceptance Rate

$4,526 / $14,296

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Tarleton State University enhances global agriculture and natural resources. We develop leaders by delivering innovative experiential learning, conducting relevant research and providing community and global service. We build life-long relationships among faculty, staff and students.

Teaching agricultural sciences has been an integral part of Tarleton from its founding in 1899. For its first 50 years, the school was known as John Tarleton Agricultural College.Today that tradition is stronger than ever, with our college enrollment exceeding 2,000 students. Tarleton ranks second among Texas programs in the number of students majoring in agriculture, and third nationally among non-land grant universities.

Tarleton’s main campus is in Stephenville, Texas, which is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World. Tarleton also offers programs in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, and online.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Farm and Ranch Management
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food Science
  • Horticultural Sciences
  • Natural Resource Ecology and Management
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
  • Dairy Business Management
  • Animal Production
  • Business of Animal Science
  • Agriculture Finances
  • Agricultural Industries and Agencies
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Total Enrollment: 13,226

Agricultural Students: 2,059

Male Female Student Ratio: 38%/62%

Acceptance Rate: 74.4%


Application Fee: $50

Application Deadline: March 1

Target SAT Score: 1055

Target ACT Score: 20.6


In-State: $4,526

Out-of-State: $14,296

Student Fees: $3,324

Room and Board: $10,550

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 19/1

Tarleton State University Agriculture Center

The Tarleton State University Agriculture Center is located just minutes from the main campus in Stephenville and operates to provide an academically progressive and diverse instructional laboratory that represents the current agricultural industry and complements curriculum theory. The main goals of the Tarleton Agriculture Center are to demonstrate and teach our students environmental stewardship, provide safe and educational work experiences, and impart proper facility and resource management including land, equipment, crops, and livestock. Our Ag Center includes a brand new Animal and Plant Sciences Center with six state of the art teaching laboratories, a merchandising space, 40,000 square foot of covered animal pens, and four automated greenhouses. Other spaces include Agricultural Mechanics, Meats Lab, Equine Center, Wildlife Field Lab, Swine Center, Rabbitry, and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Our students are learning in some of the best university facilities available.