The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • SFA has more expensive tuition & fees ($21,616) than Sam Houston State ($18,552).
  • It is harder to admit to SFA than Sam Houston State.
  • SFA has a higher submitted SAT score (1,045) than Sam Houston State (1,045).
  • Both Sam Houston State and SFA have the same submitted ACT scores (21).
  • Sam Houston State has more students with 21,912 students while SFA has 12,620 students.
  • Sam Houston State has more full-time faculties with 804 faculties while SFA has 530 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Sam Houston State University and Stephen F Austin State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Sam Houston StateSFA
Sam Houston Statevs.SFA
Huntsville, TexasLocationNacogdoches, Texas
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$8,736
Out-Of-State$18,552
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,600
Out-Of-State$21,616
75% ($7,285)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)67% ($7,717)
$7,285Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,717
74.39 %Acceptance Rates65.43 %
31.19 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,045SAT Score1,065
21ACT Score21
58 %Graduation Rate54 %
23 %Transfer-out Rate31 %
79 %Retention Rate77 %
21,912Student Population12,620
804Number of Faculties530
21 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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