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 Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

General information:(936)468-2011
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:12,903(11,368 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,732 $6,998 $7,344 -5%
Out-of-state $15,042 $16,298 $16,734 -3%
Books and supplies $1,072 $1,094 $1,107 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,377 $7,670 $8,186 -6%
Other $4,384 $4,474 $4,529 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,377 $7,670 $8,186 -7%
Other $4,384 $4,474 $4,529 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,384 $4,474 $4,529 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $19,565 $20,236 $21,166 -5%
Off Campus $19,565 $20,236 $21,166 -5%
Off Campus with Family $12,188 $12,566 $12,980 0%
On Campus $27,875 $29,536 $30,556 -3%
Off Campus $27,875 $29,536 $30,556 -3%
Off Campus with Family $20,498 $21,866 $22,370 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,186
In-state fees $1,824
Out-of-state tuition $11,698
Out-of-state fees $1,824
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,679
In-state fee $1,468
Out-of-state tuition $9,313
Out-of-state fees $1,468
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,885 81% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,548 66% $12,893,377 $8,329
Federal grants 1,086 47% $5,298,701 $4,879
Pell grants 1,067 46% $4,800,775 $4,499
Other federal grants 824 35% $497,926 $604
State/local government grant or scholarships 724 31% $3,737,812 $5,163
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,096 47% $3,856,864 $3,519
Student loan aid 1,376 59% $8,493,506 $6,173
Federal student loans 1,358 58% $7,556,904 $5,565
Other student loans 130 6% $936,602 $7,205
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,518 66% $47,843,682 $6,364
Pell grants 5,023 44% $22,545,391 $4,488
Federal student loans 6,643 59% $47,431,093 $7,140


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $12,609 $12,415 $11,506
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $14,245 $14,568 $14,087
$30,001 - $48,000 $15,663 $15,997 $15,715
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,385 $16,558 $18,280
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,150 $15,931 $19,640
$110,001 and more $14,301 $15,264 $19,844

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,903
Undergraduate enrollment 11,368
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 920
Graduate enrollment 1,535

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,975 3,886 7,089
Percent admitted 63% 58% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 58% 22% 24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2093 80%
ACT 1251 48%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 530
SAT Math 440 540
SAT Writing 410 510
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 17 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 75110
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1414
Bowling -10
Football 92-
Golf 106
Soccer -23
Softball -19
Tennis -8
Volleyball -16


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1927 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

12/01/1970 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

04/01/1992 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

04/01/1998 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1972 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1980 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession155
Drug law violations2021 28
Liquor law violations1045
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 122
Drug law violations 488
Liquor law violations 002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 411
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 201
Aggravated assault 300
Burglary 395815
Motor vehicle theft 221
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 411
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 200
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 374312
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 100
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate14.4%
Number in default378
Number in repayment2,610

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00362400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations8--
Agricultural Mechanization, General4--
Agricultural Production Operations, General1--
Agriculture, General168-
Animal Sciences, General15--
Horticultural Science7--
Poultry Science2--
Category total538-
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Interior Architecture20--
Category total20--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General010-
Category total4921-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General12625-
Business/Commerce, General0--
Business/Managerial Economics0--
Fashion Merchandising0--
Finance, General1--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General1--
International Business/Trade/Commerce17--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0--
Special Products Marketing Operations5--
Category total40360-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television1--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-6-
Category total766-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General101-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician0--
Information Technology3--
Category total131-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-2-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-5-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-656
Elementary Education and Teaching-23-
Mathematics Teacher Education-0-
Music Teacher Education-6-
Secondary Education and Teaching-7-
Special Education and Teaching, General-15-
Category total-1236
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing8--
English Language and Literature, General22-
Rhetoric and Composition1--
Category total792-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General117-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General11--
Human Development and Family Studies, General2--
Category total7317-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature6--
Category total17--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-5-
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General36--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General1--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-1-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse136--
Rehabilitation Science0--
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other3--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-18-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-3-
Category total22327-
History Colleges
History, General97-
Category total427-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science4--
Category total65--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal5--
Category total5--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11--
Category total11--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General104-
Statistics, General-5-
Category total109-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other77-
Category total33411-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science58-
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management5--
Forestry, General882
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management20--
Category total38162
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13312-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General45-
Category total13717-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total2--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General32-
Geology/Earth Science, General15-
Physics, General100-
Category total267-
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-5-
Psychology, General126-
School Psychology-210
Category total86320
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration617-
Social Work5244-
Category total6261-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General4--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography22-
Political Science and Government, General2--
Category total702-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0--
Art/Art Studies, General68-
Dance, General6--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General32--
Music Performance, General-1-
Music, General10-
Category total14212-
Grand total884398