Sam Houston State University

Mission Statement

Sam Houston State University provides high quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national and international constituencies.

Quick Facts

Updated U.S. Gov IPEDS 2017-18
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Top Ranked
  • Location: Huntsville, TX
  • Student Body: 20,938
  • Education Type: 4 Years+
  • Funding: Public
  • Campus Type: Rural
  • Web Site: www.shsu.edu
  • Acceptance Rate: 74.39%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 74.39%
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • International Students: Unreported
  • Application Fee: $45
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
  • In State Tuition: $5,472
  • Out of State/International Tuition: $15,432
  • In State Grad Tuition: $5,391
  • Out of State Grad Tuition: $12,861
  • Room and Board: $9,178
  • Books and Supplies: $1,096
  • Other Fees: $2,590
  • Net Price In-Disctrict/State: $11,742
  • Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 2,873
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,066 / 1,807
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 500 - 580
  • Median SAT Math Range: 500 - 560
  • Median ACT Range: 19 - 19
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: Unreported
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: n/a
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Recommended
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business: 23%
  • Protective Services: 20%
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: 10%
  • Health Professions: 6%
  • Psychology: 5%

Academic Programs

Sam Houston State University offers 97 Total Programs in Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Certificate ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 11 Certificate Programs
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance
Education
Protective Services
Social Sciences
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 64 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological
Business
Communication
Communication Technology
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Computer Science
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Foreign Language
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 49 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Education
English Literature
Foreign Language
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Sciences, General
     Online  Campus
Library Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 7 Doctorate Degree Programs
Education
Protective Services
Psychology

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 51%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 52%
  • 1st Year Retention: 77%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $45,600
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 20,938
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 51%
  • Hispanic Students: 23%
  • Black Students: 17%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Asian Students: 2%
  • Unknown: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: 1%
  • Non-resident, alien: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%

Transfer Agreements

To College6 Programs
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
General Agreement
Health Professions
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences