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Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

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Overview

Student Population
21,912
Sam Houston State University overview
Location Huntsville, Texas
Online shsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
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 12,025 prospective students applied, and 11,123 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,843 enrolled in the school.  15,840 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,072 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,856 plus fees of $2,880. SHSU is ranked 746 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

4/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

SHSU is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Sam Houston State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
Sam Houston State University overview
SAT 970/1120
ACT 18/23
Estimated GPA 3.25
Applications Accepted
92.5% 
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition
$5,856
In State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$2,880
Room and Board $9,670
Budget for Other Expenses$3,866
Total One Year Cost$23,652
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,672
Out of State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$2,880
Room and Board $9,670
Budget for Other Expenses$3,866
Total One Year Cost$33,468

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227881 IPEDS survey data for Sam Houston State University.

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