Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX 77340
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Sam Houston State University is one of the forty-three public 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in Huntsville town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 20,938 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,873 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,212 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%). Every year 51% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Sam Houston State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,472, and fees were $2,590. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,432 and $2,590 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students20,938
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 80
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
08/12/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1140
ACT19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $45
Graduates $45

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$228/credit
In State Students$228/credit
Out of State Students$643/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$300/credit
In State Students$300/credit
Out of State Students$715/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,260 $10,260 $28,935
ADN 70 $15,960 $15,960 $45,010
BSN 125 $28,500 $28,500 $80,375
FNP 50 $15,000 $15,000 $35,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Sam Houston State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 48% $4,585
Other Federal Grant -- $1,227
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $6,003
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 9% $5,682
Federal Student Loans 63% $5,889
Private Loans 1% $11,347


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,140
$30,001 to $48,000$11,475
$48,001 to $75,000$13,478
$75,001 to $110,000$18,251
Over $110,000$19,086

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Sam Houston State University
1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX 77340

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