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Is SHSU a Good School for the Money?

Sam Houston State University Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a SHSU degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the SHSU annual value report below.

Within Texas, SHSU Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

Top 10% Texas Value
Top 50% Texas Quality

Sam Houston State University is ranked #26 out of #85 in Texas for quality and #6 out of #67 for Texas value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  6 out of 67
Great Value
State Value Score  91.04 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the SHSU financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Top 50% National Quality

Sam Houston State University is ranked #287 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Sam Houston State University is priced well for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a good price recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  287 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  80.50 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Salish Kootenai College $67,189 A
Brigham Young University - Hawaii $69,640 A
Lincoln Christian University $97,651 A
Mississippi College $102,888 A
University of Maine at Farmington $104,685 A
Sam Houston State University $111,587 A-
Point Park University $128,162 C
California State University - San Marcos $140,405 D

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $111,587 for a SHSU Degree

The average SHSU student's degree will cost an estimated $111,587. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $24,633 and a typical 4.53 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $24,633
Average Years to Graduate 4.53
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $111,587

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average SHSU net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on SHSU cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$71,017 In-State With Aid
$136,539 Avg Cost No Aid
4.53 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how SHSU value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $136,539 #189 A
All Students $111,587 #287 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $101,889 #301 B+
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $105,667 #7 A
All Students $80,720 #6 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $71,017 #7 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Texas.

About 89% of SHSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what SHSU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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