Sam Houston State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,472

5.8% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,742

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.9%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.4%

12,383 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

20,938

73.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

51.3%

1,028 Graduates

About

Sam Houston State University is a higher education institution located in Walker County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sam Houston State University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (725 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (379 degrees), and General Business (279 degrees).

In 2017, 4,826 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sam Houston State University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,752 degrees), 2.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (947 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sam Houston State University is $5,472, which is $-21,028 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sam Houston State University is $5,472, which is $-21,028 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,742.

In 2017, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,472

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sam Houston State University was $5,472. The cost of tuition at Sam Houston State University is $-21,028 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,742

2017 Value

5.04%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Sam Houston State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,742. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Sam Houston State University grew by 5.04%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,853

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sam Houston State University was of $8,853 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.85% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 11% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Sam Houston State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.47% with respect to 2016, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.9%

2016 Default Rate

258

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Sam Houston State University was 5.9%, which represents 258 out of the 4373 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Sam Houston State University received 12,383 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.38% annual decline. Out of those 12,383 applicants, 9,212 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 20,938 students enrolled at Sam Houston State University in 2017, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sam Houston State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,212

Accepted Out of 12,383

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sam Houston State University was 74.4% (9,212 admissions from 12,383 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.38%, while admissions grew by 1.97%.

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SAT Scores

76%

Submission Percentage

2,182

Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Sam Houston State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sam Houston State University has a total enrollment of 20,938 students. The full-time enrollment at Sam Houston State University is 15,419 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,519. This means that 73.6% of students enrolled at Sam Houston State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sam Houston State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.3% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, 1.85% Asian, 0.506% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sam Houston State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.3%), followed by White Male (17%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sam Houston State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,938 students. The full-time enrollment at Sam Houston State University is 15,419 and the part-time enrollment is 5,519. This means that 73.6% of students enrolled at Sam Houston State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Sam Houston State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Sam Houston State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,751

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,742

  3. Black or African American

    3,647

The enrolled student population at Sam Houston State University is 51.3% White, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, 17.4% Black or African American, 2.9% Two or More Races, 1.85% Asian, 0.506% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 374 students (1.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1118 more women than men received degrees from Sam Houston State University. The majority of degree recipients at Sam Houston State University are white (2,752 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (947 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sam Houston State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (725 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (379 degrees) and General Business (279 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sam Houston State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (74 degrees awarded), Protective Services (937 degrees), and Agriculture (193 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sam Houston State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (157,637 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (134,823 people), Police officers (127,880 people), Other managers (126,776 people), and Postsecondary teachers (60,077 people).

The most specialized majors at Sam Houston State University are Library Science (74 degrees awarded), Protective Services (937 degrees), Agriculture (193 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (379 degrees), and History (116 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sam Houston State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Sam Houston State University are Library Science (74 degrees awarded), Protective Services (937 degrees), Agriculture (193 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (379 degrees), and History (116 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sam Houston State University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (334,450 people), Elementary & secondary schools (300,241 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (160,748 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (133,793 people), and Legal services (112,121 people).

The most specialized majors at Sam Houston State University are Library Science (74 degrees awarded), Protective Services (937 degrees), Agriculture (193 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (379 degrees), and History (116 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Sam Houston State University.

Most Common

  1. 725 degrees awarded

  2. 379 degrees awarded

  3. 279 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sam Houston State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 725 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,854

  2. 2,972

In 2017, 1,854 degrees were awarded to men at Sam Houston State University, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,972).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 345 degrees were awarded to men at Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.825 times less than the 418 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 418 degrees were awarded to women at Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.21 times more than the 345 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% of students graduating from Sam Houston State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sam Houston State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.778% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,752 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    947 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    675 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sam Houston State University is white (2,752 degrees awarded). There were 2.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (947 degrees).

1.82% of degree recipients (88 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,649 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,103 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    618 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sam Houston State University is white female (1,649 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,103 degrees).

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Operations

Sam Houston State University has an endowment valued at nearly $108M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.72M (5.29%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Sam Houston State University had a total salary expenditure of $348M. Sam Houston State University employs 209 Lecturers, 195 Associate professors, and 194 Assistant professors. Most academics at Sam Houston State University are Female Lecturers (122), Male Associate professors(118), and Male Professors (115).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sam Houston State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 414 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 189 employees, and Service with 177 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$108M

2017 Endowment

7.7%

growth from 2016

Sam Houston State University has an endowment valued at about $108M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sam Houston State University grew 7.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $178M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.98M - Federal

  2. $13.6M - State

  3. $2.52M - Local

As of 2017, Sam Houston State University received $5.98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.6M from state grants and contracts, and $2.52M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$140M

2017 Salaries

0.302%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Sam Houston State University paid a median of $140M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($348M) and a 0.302% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.23% growth from 2015 and a 6.46% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.3M

Instructional Salaries

767

Number of Employees

In 2017, Sam Houston State University paid a total of $52.3M to 767 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer

Most Common Instructor

209 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

414 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sam Houston State University were Lecturer with 209 employees; Associate professor with 195 employees; and Associate professor with 194 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sam Houston State University were Office and Administrative Support with 414 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 189 employees; and Service with 177 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Lecturer

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sam Houston State University was Female Lecturer with 122 employees, Male Associate professor with 118 employees, and Male Professor with 115 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Sam Houston State University.

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