Sam Houston State University

Acceptance Rate 96.58 %
SAT Average 1,035
2023 Tuition & Fees $18,752
Student Population 21,612
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,937

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 2023 tuition & fees is $8,959 for Texas residents and $18,752 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $8,666 for Texas residents and $16,010 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 21,612 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Sam Houston State's tuition & fees is $8,959 for Texas residents and $18,752 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $8,666 for in-state students and $16,010 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Texas ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 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 $7,937 and 73% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 21,612 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 20 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 73 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Sam Houston State University is 21,612
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Sam Houston State University is 20 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,937 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:3,398)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,650)

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