Sam Houston State University is one of the oldest public universities in Texas. This selective institution offers 79 bachelor’s degree programs, 54 master’s degree programs, and five doctoral programs, including highly regarded programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Math, and a top ranking Criminal Justice. The school also offers the state’s only degree in PGA Golf Management.
Considered a “doctoral research university” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, Sam Houston State University places in the top 10 of all U.S. colleges and universities. The Wall Street Journal also recognized the school with an “Innovative Technology” award for its funded research programs.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Large (over 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Rural
More than 17,000 students enjoy the school’s tight-knit community. Students and alumni speak about the warm environment and support they’ve received from professors and faculty, who serve as mentors.
Noted as one of the “Most Wired” colleges by PC Magazine, the 300+ acre campus in Huntsville, Texas boasts more than $250 million in new and renovated facilities. This includes an extensive teaching and research farm and rodeo arena, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a planetarium and observatory, as well as a golf course.