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Information Technology at Sam Houston State University

If you plan to study information technology, take a look at what Sam Houston State University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

SHSU is located in Huntsville, Texas and approximately 21,558 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Technology section at the bottom of this page.

SHSU Information Technology Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in IT

Online Classes Are Available at SHSU

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, SHSU does offer online courses in IT for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

SHSU Information Technology Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

IT Student Demographics at SHSU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IT majors at Sam Houston State University.

SHSU Information Technology Master’s Program

27% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 IT majors earned their master's degree from SHSU. Of these graduates, 73% were men and 27% were women.

SHSU Gender Breakdown of Information Technology Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a IT master's degree from SHSU, 60% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with a master's in IT.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Technology Majors at Sam Houston State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 9
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That IT Grads May Go Into

A degree in IT can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TX, the home state for Sam Houston State University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Computer User Support Specialists 60,380 $52,250
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 35,100 $89,500
Computer Workers 25,620 $90,290
Computer and Information Systems Managers 22,350 $154,650
Managers 20,710 $122,130


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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