• Address: 1905 University Avenue Huntsville, TX 77340

  • Phone Number: (936)294-111

  • Website: http://www.shsu.edu/

About

Sam Houston State University (SNHU)  is a private not-for-profit institution established in 1879, located at Huntsville in Texas. The university recognition was given to the institution in 1969. The university is the twelfth largest in Texas.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 21:1.

  • There is a population of 20,477 students. This includes 15,117 full-time students and 5,360 part-time enrollments.

  • The retention rate for full-time admissions is 77% and for part-time students is 66%.

  • The university also has a total graduation rate of 51%.

  • University's acceptance rate is 72%.

Online Education at Sam Houston State University 

The university provides 60 online programs across 21 disciplines. These disciplines include Business Management, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education, Information Systems, Public Administration, Nursing, History, Sociology, Political Science, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Human Services, Health Sciences, Homeland Security, Exercise Science, Science, Safety, Environmental Science and Literature.

Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below.

  • The diversity at the university is commendable. Everyone is extremely supportive of each other. There are organizations and student clubs for almost every interest at the university.

  • The extracurricular activities are promoted actively and that keeps the students engaged throughout their campus life. Sam Houston State University residence life is comfortable with clean dorms and good food.

  • The professors are easily approachable and happy to help. They make the classes interesting and interactive.

  • The challenging syllabus turns interesting because of the teaching approach of the faculty. Sam Houston State University nursing program is one of the best in the region with world-class infrastructural provisions.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Huntsville, Texas

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003606

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.shsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is institutionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 21: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 77 % Part Time: 66 %
Total Population 20,477
Student Population Full Time: 15,117 Part Time: 5,360
Gender Division Male: 38 % Female: 62 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 45 %

The College Monk

Female: 55 %

Total Graduation Rate: 51 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Sam Houston State University offers 65 online programs across 21 Majors

Business Management

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 27 programs accross 4 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

History

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Sociology

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Music

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Exercise Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Safety

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Sam Houston State University Acceptance Rate is 72%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $45
Graduate Application Fee $45

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 12,556
Total Applicants Admitted 9,034
Applicants Enrolled 2,758
Full time Applicants Enrolled 2,667
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 91
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Sam Houston State University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,016
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,314
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 73%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 48%
SAT Math 500 average 450 - 550 range
SAT Critical Reading 490 average 440 - 540 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 24 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid is provided in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. These aids are for the students to utilize to pay fees and meet other requirements at the university. The eligibility for such provisions depends on academic performance, financial status, nationality or military background of the applicant. Eligible students are required to apply for financial aid by filling in the FAFSA form with Sam Houston State University federal school code 003606. Some of the financial aids provided by the university are given below.

  • Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-Study option, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans are provided.  

  • The State Aids provided are Towards Excellence, Access and Success Grant Program, Top 10% Scholarship Program, and Texas Public Educational Grant.

  • Smith-Hutson College of Business Administration Annual Scholarship, Charles.R.Carlow Endowed Scholarship, G.Scott, and Mary.S.Mccarley Endowed Scholarship, J.N. and Vennie Crawford Business Administration Scholarship, and Edward James Crawford Scholarship are given as Institutional Aids by the university.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program are provided as the Military Aid.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,585 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen November 1st, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,227 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled =least half-time November 1st, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,227 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA. November 1st, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. November 1st, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,889 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. November 1st, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,889 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. November 1st, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $11,347 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history November 1st, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Towards EXcellence, Access and Success Grant Program $6,003 Whoever has completed the Recommended High School Program. Varies
Top 10% Scholarship Program $6,003 Top 10 percent of their high school class. Varies
Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) $6,003 Texas residents, non-residents or foreign students. Show financial need. Varies

Data Source: http://www.shsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Smith-Hutson College of Business Administration Annual Scholarship $14,000 Must be entering freshmen. Able to demonstrate financial need and have academic potential. Varies
Charles R. Carlow Endowed Scholarship $1,000 Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Majoring in any discipline within the College of Business Administration. GPA of 2.5 Varies
G. Scott And Mary S. Mccarley Endowed Scholarship $1,000 Must be a full-time junior or senior student in good standing. Majoring in any program within the College of Business Administration. Demonstrate financial need. GPA of 3.0 Varies
J.N. And Vennie Crawford Business Administration Scholarship $1,000 Must have completed two full years at Sam Houston State University. Be currently enrolled at SHSU, and majoring in any program within the College of Business Administration. GPA of 3.0. Varies
Edward James Crawford Scholarship $1,000 Must have completed two full years at Sam Houston State University. Be currently enrolled at SHSU. Majoring in any program within the College of Business Administration. Minimum 3.00 GPA. Varies

Data Source: http://www.shsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $7,608 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Undergraduate students. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,743 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served at least 90 days after Sep10, 2001. Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.shsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $9,997
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,568
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,726
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,391
Over $110,000 $19,877

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 42% $4,128
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 72% $9,287
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 48% $4,699
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 25% $5,559
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 60% $5,790
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 60% $5,694
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 12,365
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 547 $7,651
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 475 $7,901
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 72 $6,005

Data Source: http://www.shsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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