Sam Houston State University

General Information

Website www.shsu.edu/
Address 1806 Ave J
City Huntsville
State TX
Zip 77340
Locale Town: Distant

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 77%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 28.8%
Five-year graduation rate 46.8%
Six-year graduation rate 51.3%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 26.4%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Doctoral/Research
Size: Number of Undergraduates 18,416
Endowment Assets $108,024,087
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
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% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 48%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 485 (25th - 75th percentile = 440 - 530)
Median SAT Math 485 (25th - 75th percentile = 430 - 540)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 21.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 19 - 24)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 71.9%
In-State Tuition and Fees $7,762
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $17,554
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $21,236
Average Net Price After Grants $11,742
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $6,005
Median earnings 10 years after entry $44,600
Median debt of completers $21,250
Federal Loan Default Rate 6.3%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 48.0%
% Underrepresented Minority 41.4%
% Black 18.8%
% Latino 22.1%
% Native American 0.5%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 1.7%
% White 50.5%
% Two or More Races 3.1%
% Other 3.1%
% Noresident Aliens 1.2%
% Female 61.8%
% Male 38.2%
% Age 25 and Over 12.8%
% Part-time 19.0%