Sam Houston State University Overview


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Located in Huntsville, Texas, Sam Houston State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 9,242 prospective students applied, and 6,720 were granted admission. Of those admitted 2,637 enrolled in the school. 14,769 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,262 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $5,172 plus fees of $2,446.

Sam Houston State University is ranked 823 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Sam Houston State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Sam Houston State University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

27% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

45% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

50% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227881 IPEDS survey data for Sam Houston State University.

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