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Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend SHSU.
See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at SHSU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend SHSU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
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Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at SHSU.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at SHSU – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at SHSU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at SHSU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at SHSU.
|Students per Faculty||22 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||55%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||86%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||601|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||44%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||16%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||81%|
82% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
21% of all undergraduates live on campus
At Sam Houston State University,
The University Police Department employs 23 commissioned and licensed Peace Officers, which include the Director, Assistant Director, one Patrol Captain, three Police Supervisors, one detective, and sixteen Patrol Officers. The University Police Department provides police services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including holidays). Additionally, our department provides a number of services which consist of escorting students during the evening and night time hours; vehicle jump starts; and crime prevention/awareness programs.
The Department of Public Safety Services embraces the University's philosophy that stresses the holistic approach in our students' growth in life. Therefore, our mission is to provide a safe environment on campus that is conducive to foster their successful development and education. The Department of Public Safety Services' primary objective is to protect all persons within its jurisdiction, to ensure that all are as free from criminal attack as possible, secured in their properties, which will permit them to develop life skills within a safe and peaceful academic environment.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/