Tarleton State University is a public, coeducational, state university located in Stephenville, Texas. Located near the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Tarleton is a growing institution known for its internationally recognized agriculture, nursing, music, medical technology and teacher education programs. The university has one of the largest and oldest public school improvement partnerships in the United States that benefits more than 50 area school districts. In the fall of 2012, the university surpassed an enrollment of 10,000 students. It is a member of the Texas A&M University System.