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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?

2,231 Undergraduate Awards
$24,725 Avg Cost After Aid
65% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SFASU.
  • In 2017-2018, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, SFASU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $41,900 a year. That's about 3% more than their peers at other schools.

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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.

SFASU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#89 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#247 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SFASU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Forestry Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Wildlife Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Wildlife Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Forestry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SFASU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#12 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#30 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#46 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual

Where Is Stephen F Austin State University?

Location of Stephen F Austin State University

Contact details for SFASU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-2011
Website: www.sfasu.edu

How Do I Get Into SFASU?

You can apply to SFASU online at: www.sfasu.edu/admissions/prospective.asp

Admission Requirements for SFASU

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SFASU?

65% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
SFASU has an acceptance rate of 65%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% 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 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 500 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 490 to 580 )
200
800
SFASU received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford Stephen F Austin State University?

$24,725 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
8.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SFASU is $24,725. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SFASU, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,355 a year. That adds up to $25,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SFASU is 8.2%. 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

9,213 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,494 undergraduate students at SFASU, with 9,213 being full-time and 2,281 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SFASU

There are also 1,475 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,213 full-time undergraduates at SFASU, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SFASU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stephen F Austin State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SFASU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 103
Black or African American 1,380
Hispanic or Latino 1,809
White 5,401
International Students 68
Other Races/Ethnicities 452

Geographic Diversity

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

1,777 Took All Classes Online
5,227 Took At Least One Class Online
9.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 16 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at SFASU. In 2017-2018, 5,227 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SFASU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 18th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SFASU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stephen F Austin State University was 9.1%. This is the #1,395 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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 9%
Business, Management & Marketing 9%
Communication & Journalism 17%
Communication & Media Studies 17%
Education 4%
Educational Administration 18%
General Psychology 10%
Health Professions 4%
History 12%
History 12%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 71%
Liberal Arts General Studies 71%
Natural Resources Conservation 20%
Nursing 13%
Psychology 10%
Public Administration 18%
Public Administration & Social Service 14%
Social Work 14%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Recreation Administration #5
General Family & Consumer Sciences #7
Music #15
Communication & Media Studies #56
Visual & Performing Arts #57
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #59
Public Administration #59
Human Development & Family Studies #66
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #72
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #82
Communication & Journalism #87
General Business/Commerce #98
Special Education #112
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #119
Public Administration & Social Service #126
Teacher Education Grade Specific #159
Educational Administration #162
Nursing #301
Education #386
Health Professions #497

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.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 277 1 0 278
Educational Administration 0 178 9 187
Health & Physical Education 147 9 0 156
Accounting 95 54 0 149
Nursing 136 0 0 136
Social Work 79 55 0 134
General Family & Consumer Sciences 101 21 0 122
Communication Sciences 84 24 0 108
General Psychology 95 4 0 99
General Business/Commerce 91 0 0 91
Health Sciences & Services 85 0 0 85
Communication & Media Studies 60 15 0 75
Music 56 19 0 75
Marketing 73 0 0 73
Business Administration & Management 59 11 0 70
Computer Information Systems 58 0 0 58
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 58 0 58
Fine & Studio Arts 51 7 0 58
General Biology 49 3 0 52
Finance & Financial Management 48 0 0 48
Drama & Theater Arts 46 0 0 46
History 36 4 0 40
Animal Science 38 0 0 38
Special Education 0 37 0 37
General English Literature 28 6 0 34
Hospitality Management 33 0 0 33
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30 0 0 30
Writing Studies 26 0 0 26
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 25 0 0 25
Natural Resources Conservation 18 7 0 25
Engineering Physics 23 0 0 23
Forestry 14 4 1 19
Geological & Earth Sciences 11 8 0 19
Political Science & Government 19 0 0 19
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 17 0 0 17
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 16 0 0 16
Mathematics 16 0 0 16
Human Resource Management 15 0 0 15
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 15 0 0 15
Wildlife Management 15 0 0 15
Dance 15 0 0 15
Agricultural Economics & Business 14 0 0 14
Interior Architecture 14 0 0 14
Mental & Social Health Services 0 14 0 14
Geography & Cartography 14 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 13 0 13
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 10 3 13
International Business 12 0 0 12
Chemistry 12 0 0 12
Sociology 12 0 0 12
Public Administration 3 8 0 11
Student Counseling 0 9 0 9
Agricultural Mechanization 8 0 0 8
General Agriculture 4 4 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 0 0 7
Biological & Physical Science 0 7 0 7
Plant Sciences 6 0 0 6
Business/Corporate Communications 6 0 0 6
Business/Managerial Economics 5 0 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 5 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 4 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 3 0 3
Statistics 0 3 0 3
Agricultural Production 2 0 0 2
Recreation Administration 0 2 0 2
Philosophy 2 0 0 2
Physics 2 0 0 2
Economics 2 0 0 2
Biotechnology 0 1 0 1
Human Sciences Business Services 1 0 0 1
Legal Support Services 1 0 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,231 604 13 2,848

References

*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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