Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX 75961
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Stephen F Austin State University is one of the forty-three public 4-year colleges in Texas. The campus is located in Nacogdoches town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 12,614 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,340 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,685 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%). Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

SFASU's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,808, and fees were $1,908. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,768 and $1,908 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students12,614
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 103
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1927 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1980 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1180
ACT18 to 24
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 $50

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$304/credit
In State Students$304/credit
Out of State Students$719/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$334/credit
In State Students$334/credit
Out of State Students$749/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 $13,680 $13,680 $32,355
ADN 70 $21,280 $21,280 $50,330
BSN 125 $38,000 $38,000 $89,875
FNP 50 $16,700 $16,700 $37,450
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, 86% of Stephen F Austin 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 41% $4,785
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,910
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $4,995
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 54% $4,269
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,928
Private Loans 3% $10,527


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$7,752
$30,001 to $48,000$9,543
$48,001 to $75,000$13,711
$75,001 to $110,000$17,914
Over $110,000$19,549

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Texas state board of nursing.
Stephen F Austin State University
2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

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