Sam Houston State University

Acceptance Rate 96.58 %
SAT Average 1,035
Tuition & Fees $18,752
Student Population 21,912
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,285

Academic Overview

Sam Houston State University Campus, Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University is a public, four-years institute located in Huntsville, Texas. It is a Doctoral/Research University by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $8,960 for Texas residents and $18,752 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 21,912 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 96.58% and the graduation rate is 57% last year.
The salary after graduation from Sam Houston State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $49,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Sam Houston State's tuition & fees is $8,960 for Texas residents and $18,752 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $8,666 for in-state students and $16,009 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Texas ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Sam Houston State. The acceptance rate of Sam Houston State is 96.58% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 26.06%. The average graduation rate is 57% and the transfer-out rate is 24%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,285 and 75% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 21,912 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Sam Houston State University is 96.58 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Sam Houston State University is 57 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Sam Houston State University is 24 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Sam Houston State University is 79 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Sam Houston State University is 21,912
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Sam Houston State University is 21 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,285 at Sam Houston State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX 77340
Online Applicationwww.shsu.edu/admissions/apply-texas.html
Financial Aidwww.shsu.edu/~fao_www/
Net Price Calculatorwww.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/CollegeMoney/
Veterans Tuitionveterans.portal.texas.gov/
Disability Servicewww.shsu.edu/dept/disability/

Offered Degrees

Sam Houston State offers 155 major programs through online and on-site education where 56 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree7515
Post Bachelor's Degree149
Master's Degree5528
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship104
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

Sam Houston State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,875)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,050)

Veterans Benefits

Sam Houston State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges