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Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Huntsville, TX. The 2019 average net price at Sam Houston State University is $12,516. Acceptance rate is 78.54%. The school has a total enrollment of 21,213.

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.


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Top Ranked
Location: Huntsville, TX
Student Body: 21,213
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Rural
Web Site: www.shsu.edu
Acceptance Rate: 78.54%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 78.54%
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2020
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $45
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $5,616
Out of State/International Tuition: $15,576
In State Grad Tuition: $5,540
Out of State Grad Tuition: $13,010
Room and Board: $9,386
Books and Supplies: $1,000
Other Fees: $2,680
Net Price In-District/State: $12,516
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 2,883
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,071 / 1,812
  • 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: < 1%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 14
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 20%
  • Protective Services: 19%
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: 7%
  • Health Professions: 7%
  • Psychology: 5%

Academic Programs

Sam Houston State University offers 187 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 66 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Communication Technology
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Degree
Computer Science
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 50 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General Degree
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
English Literature
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Sciences, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Library Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 8 Doctorate Degree Programs
Education
Protective Services
Psychology
Certificate ProgramsSam Houston State University offers 11 Certificate Programs
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
History
Protective Services
Social Sciences

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: 21,213
  • 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 Program6 Agreements with 1 Colleges
General Agreement
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Health Professions
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Military Science
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Physical Sciences
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Psychology
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Social Sciences
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
To College6 Programs
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
General Agreement
Health Professions
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences