Quick Facts

As a coeducational, comprehensive, public institution of higher education, Sul Ross State University offers certificate programs and associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. The main campus is situated in the unique environment of the Big Bend region and is the primary institution of higher education serving a 19-county area in West Texas.

The Rio Grande College component of Sul Ross offers junior, senior and graduate work in selected programs in Uvalde, Del Rio and Eagle Pass, and is headquartered at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde.

General Information

  • Location: Alpine, Texas
  • Town Population: 6,023
  • Sul Ross Founded: 1917
  • Achieved University Status: 1969

Academic Information

  • Fall 2014 Enrollment (Alpine Campus): 1897
  • Average Undergraduate Class Size: 18
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16:1
  • Undergraduate Degree Programs: 28 - Alpine, 13 - RGC
  • Graduate Degree Programs: 21- Alpine, 5 RGC
  • Library: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library

Alpine Degrees Awarded 2014-2015

  • Undergraduate: 181
  • Graduate: 207

Facilities of Interest

Executive Leadership

  • President: Dr. Bill Kibler
  • Executive Vice President and Provost: Dr. Rob Kinucan
  • VP of Budget and Finance:  Mr. Chris Clifford
  • VP of Enrollment Management: Dr. Lisa Harris
  • Associate Vice President for Student and Univesity Services: Mr. Leo Dominguez
  • Assistant Vice President for Information Technology: Mr. David Gibson
  • Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness: Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom
  • Assistant Provost and Dean of Rio Grande College: Dr. Veronica Mendez
  • Executive Director for Administration and Development:  Dr. Yvonne Realivasquez


Sul Ross State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor's and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Sul Ross State University.


  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Library Association
  • Association of Texas Graduate Schools
  • Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Foreign Student Affairs
  • The Texas Library Association
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • American Southwest Conference

2015-2016 Budget

General Revenue Appropriations (State Funds) $17,656,158
Total Budget $38,343,179
Endowment Fund $17,087,787

Economic Impact (Alpine Area)

Students $23,000,000
Faculty and Staff $10,300,000
University $  3,800,000
Visitors to University $  1,400,000