Giving today for a brighter future. While we have created a culture where we expect success, our students face significant financial need: nationally, Texas State is the 30th largest public university, but receives the 2nd highest amount of federal financial aid, with 39% of undergraduates being Pell Grant recipients. In addition, 46% of undergraduates are first generation college students. Rather than insurmountable obstacles, these facts are the challenges that our students annually surmount as they boldly expand their horizons. Transforming themselves, their families, and the communities with which they engage.