Sam Houston State University

#1660 / #485
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

Public university in Huntsville, Texas

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About Sam Houston State University

According to Wikipedia, Sam Houston State University is a public university in Huntsville, Texas. It was founded in 1879 and is the third-oldest public college or university in Texas. It is one of the first normal schools west of the Mississippi River and the first in Texas. It is named for Sam Houston, who made his home in the city and is buried there.

Sam Houston State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
12,025 92% 58% 1065 21

How Much Does Sam Houston State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$5,856 $2,880

How Much Do Sam Houston State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Sam Houston State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $49,700 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Sam Houston State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
18,929 17,058 1,871

Where is Sam Houston State University?

Sam Houston State University is located at 1806 Ave J, Huntsville TX 77340

What Is Sam Houston State University Known For?

Sam Houston State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Sam Houston State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Sam Houston State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Sam Houston State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Communications, and Anthropology. Here are some of Sam Houston State University's most famous alumni:

Dan Rather
Dan Rather
An American broadcast journalist.
David F. Duncan
An American psychologist.
Marcus Luttrell
Marcus Luttrell
A Former US Navy SEAL and book author.
Shea Serrano
A Mexican-American author, journalist, and teacher.
William F. Garrison
A United States Army officer.
Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
An American director and screenwriter.
Ashley Etienne
An American political advisor.
Priscilla Coleman
A Courtroom artist.
James Surls
An American artist.
Ralph Yarborough
An American politician in Texas .
T. Don Hutto
A Co-founder of [[Corrections Corporation of America]].
Jack P. Lewis
An American Bible scholar .