Stephen F Austin State University Overview
Stephen F Austin State University is a public institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The surrounding location of Nacogdoches is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.
What Is Stephen F Austin State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at SFASU is the doctor's degree.
- In 2019-2020, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from SFASU with a bachelor's degree make about $45,914 a year. That's 13% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Stephen F Austin State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SFASU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SFASU has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Audiology/Audiologist||College Factual|
|#7||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Environmental Science||College Factual|
|#14||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation||College Factual|
|#14||Best Criminal Justice & Police Science Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#32||Best Value Colleges for Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||College Factual|
|#64||Best Value Colleges for Music||College Factual|
Where Is Stephen F Austin State University?
Contact details for SFASU are given below.
|Address:||2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, TX 75961|
How Do I Get Into SFASU?
You can apply to SFASU online at: www.sfasu.edu/admissions/prospective.asp
Admission Requirements for SFASU
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SFASU?
Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 72% of students accepted to SFASU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 560.
Can I Afford Stephen F Austin State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SFASU, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,812 a year. That adds up to $27,248 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SFASU is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Stephen F Austin State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,633 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,882 full-time undergraduates at SFASU, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stephen F Austin State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,288|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,822|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Stephen F Austin State University. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 56 countries are represented at SFASU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, China, and India.
Online Learning at Stephen F Austin State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SFASU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 14th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of SFASU
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University was $10,600 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $21,616. The following table shows how SFASU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|General Family & Consumer Sciences||#1||#4|
|Natural Resources Conservation||#4||#10|
|Agriculture & Agriculture Operations||#7||#13|
|Natural Resources & Conservation||#13||#13|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#16||#22|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#19||#22|
|International Relations & National Security||#19||#22|
|Communication & Media Studies||#22||#25|
|Communication & Journalism||#27||#27|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#55||#61|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#58||#64|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#58||#67|
Online Growth Rankings of SFASU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stephen F Austin State University was 77.0%. This is the #501 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SFASU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SFASU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SFASU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SFASU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Stephen F Austin State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Billy Hathorn under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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