Sam Houston State University

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#41 Overall Score: 76 Best Online Bachelor's Programs

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Bachelor's Program Overview

Sam Houston State University, a public institution, has been offering online bachelor's degree programs since 2011-2012. All of the online classes are recorded and archived, so students can access lecture material at their own convenience. When applying for the online programs at Sam Houston State University, it's important to note that the deadline is August 1.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2011-2012
Total enrollment 596
2013-2014 Tuition $195 per credit (in-state)
$195 per credit (out-of-state)
Application deadline August 1
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail

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U.S. News Rankings

Student Engagement rank 119
Student Engagement score 54
Faculty Credentials and Training rank 52
Faculty Credentials and Training score 72
Student Services and Technology rank 19
Student Services and Technology score 63
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1


Application deadline (U.S. residents) August 1
Application deadline (international students) May 1
Priority application deadline August 1
Admissions website
Director of admissions Trevor Thorn
Admissions phone (936) 294-1828
Admissions email
Denies admittance to qualified applicants No

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Maximum class size 50
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 70
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 43
Average online teaching experience 3 years
Five most popular majors
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 85%
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
General Studies 0%
Can earn degree entirely online No
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S. Yes
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Graduation rates N/A

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Student Body

Total enrollment 596
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
New entrants who are first-time freshmen 0%
Average student age 25

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Technology & Support

Required Internet speed DSL
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No

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Paying for School

In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit) $195
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit) $195
Tuition for international students (per credit) N/A
Financial aid available Both institutional and federal aid are available

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