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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 17,863
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $667
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,056
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 71
Median SAT/ACT 980/21
% of African American Students 18
% of Asian American Students 2
% of Hispanic Students 20
% of International Students 1
Student/Teacher Ratio 21:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 804
% of Male/% of Female Students 40/60
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 93
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 28
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 49
% of Freshmen Who Return 79
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 8

Sam Houston State University

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1806 Avenue J, Huntsville, TX 77341











  • Twelfth largest public university in Texas.
  • Over 50 percent of students represent the first generation in their families to attend college.
  • 80 percent student retention rate.
  • Less than one percent of classes has over 100 students.
  • Named a “Best Nationwide Colleges for Your Money” by CollegeFactual.com.

NAMED FOR TEXAS’S greatest hero, Sam Houston State University was originally founded as a teachers college and still consistently ranks among the top schools for education degrees. Today, students can choose from over 91 undergraduate degree programs, 60 master’s programs, and eight doctoral programs at the main campus in Huntsville or at The Woodlands Center satellite campus.

For three consecutive years, SHSU’s online program has ranked in the top 20 percent by U.S. News & World Report and was listed as one of the top 10 programs in Texas by affordablecollegesonline.org. With over 37 online degree programs to choose from, affordable tuition, and convenient access, the university offers a great educational value that works with busy lifestyles.

Classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, SHSU is in the top percentile of all colleges and universities. With seven colleges, Sam Houston State continues to grow relevant academic offerings that not only meet the needs of today’s students but those of the next generation.

SHSU has catapulted to the top of all public higher education institutions in the state for placing students in the workforce within twelve months of graduating, thanks to a dedicated, caring faculty that balances traditional classroom learning with real-world experience.

The 316-acre campus includes 32 residence halls and apartments that house approximately a quarter of the student body.

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