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?
- 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.
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.
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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.
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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 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.
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
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
There are also 1,475 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,213 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||1,380|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,809|
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 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%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||71%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||71%|
|Natural Resources Conservation||20%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||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.
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
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