Address: 1806 Avenue J, Huntsville, TX 77340, United States
Sam Houston State University is known as SHSU or Sam. It was founded in 1879 and is the third oldest public institution of higher learning in the State of Texas. The school is named for Sam Houston, who made his home in the city and is buried there. SHSU is a member of the Texas State University System and has an enrollment of more than 18,400 students across over 80 undergraduate, 54 masters’, and 6 doctoral degree programs. The university also offers more than 20 online bachelors and graduate degrees, and its programs are ranked high by U.S. News & World Report. It was the first institution classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education within the Texas State University System. Sam Houston State University‘s academic departments and programs are organized into seven colleges like College of Business Administration, College of Criminal Justice, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Sciences and College of Health Sciences.