Sam Houston State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Huntsville, TX

$8,536

Avg in-state tuition

$18,664

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Sam Houston State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Sam Houston State University is a large public university located on a rural campus in Huntsville, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,558, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 83%. The university offers 65 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 21:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,536, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,664.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

83% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1140

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-23

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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22k

Students Enrolled

53%

Online Student Enrollment

21:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

50%

Hispanic

24%

Black

17%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

45% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

45%

State Grant Aid

59%

Institution Grant Aid

9%

Pell Grant

45%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,927
State Grant Aid $5,511
Institution Grant Aid $5,958
Pell Grant Aid $4,746

Financial Outlook

$39k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.