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Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The Measure of a Life is its Service,” echoes across SHSU’s six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
16,819 undergraduate students
81% of undergrad students are full time
40% male — 60% female
1% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
217 full-time faculty
247 part-time faculty
21 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Retention Fall 2014

79% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

53% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2014

Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 19%
Black or African American 19%
White 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 2%

ADMISSIONS

Admissions Fall 2014

9,175 Total Applicants
6,759 Total Admissions
2,542 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
73.67% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 450 550
SAT Math 460 550
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT Math 18 24
ACT English 19 24
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $4,986 $13,584
Fees $2,398 $2,398
Total $7,294 $15,982
     
Room and Board (on campus) $8,324 $8,324
Room Only $4,854 $4,584
Board Only $3,470 $3,470
Estimated Total On Campus $15,618 $24,306

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

89% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
62% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$8,583 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$6,453 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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