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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$27,868 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at SFASU have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at SFASU is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from SFASU makes roughly $48,292 a year. This is 18% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into SFASU?

You can apply to SFASU online at:

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?

83% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
SFASU has an acceptance rate of 83%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

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 490 and 580. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 490 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 490 to 580 )
SFASU received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. 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 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Stephen F Austin State University?

$27,868 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SFASU is $27,868. 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

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 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,855 a year. That adds up to $27,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SFASU is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Stephen F Austin State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,341 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,353 undergraduate students at SFASU, with 8,341 being full-time and 2,012 being part-time.


There are also 1,647 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,341 full-time undergraduates at SFASU, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 1,133
Hispanic or Latino 1,735
White 4,815
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 497

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

3,395 Took All Classes Online
10,374 Took At Least One Class Online
77.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 24 bachelor’s degree and 48 master’s degree programs available online at SFASU. In 2020-2021, 10,374 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.


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 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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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