About Angelo State University
Located in the heart of Texas, Angelo State University is a dynamic institution of higher education, and the second largest campus in the Texas Tech University System. A regional comprehensive institution granting master’s level degrees and one doctorate, Angelo State University has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of “The Best 379 Colleges” for 2015 and by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2009 as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” Serving more than 6,500 students, ASU offers more than 100 majors and concentrations spread across 41 undergraduate programs, 21 master’s degree programs and one doctoral program.
As more than half of ASU’s graduates annually are first generation college students, they bring the motivation and work ethic that complement the commitment of ASU’s 332 faculty to teaching and scholarship. ASU’s community of professionals is dedicated to preparing students to strive for success in their lives, in the growth of their communities, whether local or global, and in the pursuit of the common good of society.
The 2010 Women’s Track & Field team won the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship. Coach James Reid has coached 10 individual national champions and has been awarded numerous personal accolades.
ASU’s 20:1 student-faculty ratio provides for personalized learning and results in accomplished graduates. The success of ASU alumni in graduate and professional school is superb and best exemplified by the average acceptance rate of more than 50 percent for medical school, compared to the statewide average of 35 percent.
Angelo State is an NCAA Division II and Lone Star Conference member with highly competitive men’s and women’s teams in 13 sports. The ASU women’s track and field team won the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship, the fourth national title in school history.
The San Angelo RiverStage, situated on the banks of the Concho River, is the home of one of the largest fireworks display in Texas. Each year the July 3rd Pops Concert is held followed by fireworks coordinated with popular patriotic tunes. Beyond the stage is the unique roof of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
San Angelo is at the center of a thriving community of 100,000 people in west central Texas. San Angelo straddles the boundary between the Texas Hill Country and West Texas and offers the amenities of both, including rivers and lakes and boundless skies with dramatic sunsets. Situated on the banks of the Concho River, San Angelo today is an artists’ haven that supports public art common and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The city boasts a symphony orchestra whose annual Independence Day Concert, celebrated a day early on July 3, attracts as many as 35,000 visitors to the outdoor stage downtown on the Concho River.
The city has commuter air service from American Airlines and is within comfortable driving distance of Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock. San Angelo offers the amenities of big city living with the slower pace, affordable cost of living and friendliness of a small town. With a host of shopping, restaurants, arts, culture, movies, outdoor recreation and family-oriented events, San Angelo has something for all tastes and interests.
The institution was founded in 1928 as a community college. By an act of the 58th Session of the Texas Legislature, the institution was designated as Angelo State College in 1965, the year it became a four-year, state-supported institution. The name was changed to Angelo State University in 1969. On Sept. 1, 2007, Angelo State University became a member of the Texas Tech University System.
ASU has a proud history of diversity, accepting Hispanics, who today make up more than 25 percent of the student population, from the very beginning. The institution enrolled African-Americans prior to Brown vs. Board of Education and one student broke the color barrier in Texas Intercollegiate football in 1953.
ASU’s Physics Department has been recognized as one of the top undergraduate programs in the country.
Angelo State offers courses through five colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; and Graduate Studies. The university is recognized for its strong undergraduate programs overall. For example, ASU’s Physics Department has been recognized as one of the top undergraduate programs in the country. The university supports a young and vibrant Honors Program and continues a long tradition, begun in 1948, of encouraging international studies.
The university is also known for incorporating research into many undergraduate offerings. One recent bachelor’s degree recipient, for instance, received the McClung Award for the Best Paper published in the BIOS, the official publication of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. Another was one of eight graduate students nationally to earn a U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative Fellowship to support his graduate research.
Angelo State University’s campus is situated on 268 acres in the center of San Angelo. The campus is lined with native live oak and pecan trees as well as imported palm trees. In addition to being one of the prettiest campuses in the region, it is one of the safest in Texas. The campus has ultramodern facilities with state-of-the-art technology support. ASU is home to one of the most sophisticated computer systems in the state, through the State of Texas Data Center. Additionally, the university operates a 6,000-acre farm with a Management, Instruction and Research Center that includes a state-of-the-art meat laboratory.
Employees have access to the state-of-the-art Center for Human Performance for a nominal fee. Amenities include an indoor track, climbing wall, free weights and various exercise machines such as treadmills, ellipticals, etc.
Working at Angelo State University
Community is a term often used to describe Angelo State University. This applies to the work culture where core values such as a strong work ethic, communication, caring, loyalty, teamwork and integrity permeate the organization of approximately 1,625 employees. While traditions exist at ASU, so does vision, vision to improve programs and to adapt to society’s needs.
Angelo State University offers comprehensive benefits, retirement and work life programs designed to meet the needs of employees and their families. Employee amenities include fitness and dining facilities, tuition fee reimbursement for staff, and free Internet access service.
Angelo State University offers job opportunities in teaching, information technology, athletics, student programs, and administrative support, to name a few. The university’s employee community is dedicated to preparing and supporting students to discover the potential in their lives and their communities. ASU invites interested individuals to search for job opportunities—from here, it’s possible.
Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse workforce community.
ASU at a glance
Named one of the “Best 379 Colleges” nationally by The Princeton Review six consecutive years since 2010.
Student-faculty ratio is 18: 1.
Employs nearly 1,400 faculty and staff.
Founded in 1928, became a member of the Texas Tech University System in 2007.
The main campus is 268 acres in the center of town.
Brian May is the first ASU alumnus to be named president of the university.
ASU operates a 6,000-acre farm, which includes a state-of-the-art meat laboratory—including The Meat Market open to the public featuring numerous cuts of meat, sausages, jerky and more.
2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Track & Field champion.
First Texas Intercollegiate team to integrate, Benjamin Kelly, broke the color barrier in 1953.
San Angelo Stock Show
& Rodeo held annually in February, is one of the largest in the nation attracting professional cowboys and cowgirls from around the world. Along with the stock show and rodeo there are numerous other attractions including a carnival, arts and crafts competition, a parade, and other family friendly activities.
Historic Downtown San Angelo is known for its diverse shopping, eateries, and as a central hub of events from the annual Simply Texas Blues Festival to the monthly Art Walk.
International Waterlily Collection is a world-class destination for waterlily enthusiasts. This collection is at the Civic League Park near downtown San Angelo. Other botanical sites in San Angelo include Sunken Garden Park on Abe Street and Rio Concho Garden, a favorite for weddings, on Rio Concho Drive.