The Texas State system, which includes its Round Rock campus, is on track to raise $250 million for student success initiatives—the largest fundraising campaign in its history, according to a release—and become a Tier One research university.
In its silent campaigning phase that began in 2014 to the announcement of the campaign in October, the university raised $172 million from 40,000 donors, increasing the university's endowment from $165 million to $300 million.
"The impact of the silent phase includes raising more than $90 million for student scholarships and graduate fellowships, and enrichment programs, such as study abroad and mentorships; funding 11 endowed faculty positions; generating $62 million for the university’s research enterprise; dedicating $10 million to facilities and programs for student-athletes; and investing $26.9 million to construct or renovate nine facilities on the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses," the release stated.
Texas State is a Carnegie-classified research university at the R2 level—indicating high research activity—with research activity increasing by 111% over the past 10 years.
Future focus of the Next is Now campaign includes growing scholarships for undergraduate students and graduate fellowships, student programming and support, and new academic buildings.