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Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

Overview

Student Population
21,213
Sam Houston State University overview
Location Huntsville, Texas
Online shsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Sam Houston State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Huntsville, Texas, Sam Houston State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 11,819 prospective students applied, and 9,283 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,883 enrolled in the school.  15,745 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,468 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $5,616 plus fees of $2,680. SHSU is ranked 950 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Very Easy
Sam Houston State University overview
SAT 1000/1140
ACT 19/23
GPA 3.25
Applications Accepted
78.5% 
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition
$5,616
In State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,680
Room and Board $9,386
Budget for Other Expenses$3,796
Total One Year Cost$22,478
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,576
Out of State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,680
Room and Board $9,386
Budget for Other Expenses$3,796
Total One Year Cost$32,438

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Sam Houston State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 16%
General Studies 12%
Psychology 6%
Communication 5%

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Jul 16, 2016
E******c from Spring, TX
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Great school! Smaller class sizes and country atmosphere but close to Houston. Great business college.

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