Stephen F Austin State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Nacogdoches, TX


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About Stephen F Austin 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.

Stephen F Austin State University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Nacogdoches, Texas. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,620, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 76%. The university offers 89 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,842, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,858.


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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

76% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Recommended

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required


SAT 25th-75th Percentile 980-1150

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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Students Enrolled


Online Student Enrollment


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.








Two or more races




Non-U.S. Citizen




American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

41% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs


Online Programs


Total Online Enrollment


Student Location Breakout

95% 5%

Percent of Programs Online

83% On-campus

17% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 8% online

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 35% online

Doctorate Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,842 $18,858
Graduate $5,262 $13,524

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,202
On-campus room and board $9,642
On-campus other expenses $3,674
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,642
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,674
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,674

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,360 $33,376
Off-campus without family $22,360 $33,376
Off-campus with family $12,718 $23,734

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,222
State Grant Aid $5,148
Institution Grant Aid $4,167
Pell Grant Aid $4,935

Financial Outlook


Average salary 6 years after starting school


Average student debt after graduation


Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS 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.