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Sam Houston State University

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Rating

Public

Type

23,705

Students

$15,984

Tuition

83%

Acceptance

#1172

Ranking

Distant Town

Campus Setting

Huntsville, TX

1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX 77340

Sam Houston State University is a very large public college located in Huntsville, TX ranked 49th in Texas. It has a total of 20,397 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting around 83.3% of applicants. Sam Houston State University offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Agricultural Mechanization, and Computer Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 13th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,856 for students from Texas and $15,984 for those from out-of-state, Sam Houston State University is moderately priced. 53.87% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $44,600 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$18,664
Above Average

Sam Houston State University

$18,664

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$33,454

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$26,131

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

83%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Sam Houston State University

83%

National

69%
Sat

990 - 1140

78% of students submit

Admissions Yield

30%

ACT

17 - 22

37% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$45

Students

20,397Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

98%

Part-Time

2%
Male

38%

In-state

83%

Female

62%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

16%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
17% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies7% Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6% Business/Commerce, General70% Others

17% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

7% Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

6% Business/Commerce, General

70% Others

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

17%

878 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

7%

383 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

6%

313 Graduates

Psychology, General

4%

223 Graduates

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

4%

186 Graduates

Accounting

3%

163 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

3%

163 Graduates

History, General

3%

156 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors21:121:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

21

Number of Library Books

634,698

Academic Spend per Student

$6,684

Full-time Retention Rate

76%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$37,400/Year

Sam Houston State University

$37,400

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$37,400

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$44,600

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

53%