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Stephen F Austin State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Stephen F Austin State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Stephen F Austin State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Stephen F Austin State University was awarded 51 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is family, consumer and human sciences.

Overall Quality

SFASU is ranked #1,032 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when SFASU held the #1,040 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

SFASU is also ranked #34 out of 85 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SFASU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Stephen F Austin State University is a competitive 65%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to SFASU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

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SAT Math Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 490 to 580 )
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SFASU received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Stephen F Austin State University  ( 18 to 24 )
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Stephen F Austin State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Stephen F Austin State University, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Stephen F Austin State University is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Stephen F Austin State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Stephen F Austin State University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 23% for first-time, full-time students at SFASU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Stephen F Austin State University.

Average Overall Diversity at SFASU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,985 undergraduates at SFASU with 9,567 being full-time and 1,418 being part-time.

SFASU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

SFASU scored 47.31 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.31 out of 100
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How Much Does Stephen F Austin State University Cost?

The overall average net price of SFASU is $12,951. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SFASU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,186 $10,082 $13,764 $17,967 $19,667

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SFASU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SFASU, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,355 a year. That adds up to $25,420 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SFASU is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do SFASU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from SFASU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,900 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F Austin State University is a public institution situated in Nacogdoches, Texas. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Nacogdoches draws many to the area.

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Location of Stephen F Austin State University

Contact details for SFASU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-2011
Website: www.sfasu.edu

Stephen F Austin State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 74 majors graduated from Stephen F Austin State University. Of these students, 2,231 received undergraduate degrees and 617 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 277 $39,700
Health & Physical Education 147 $32,100
Nursing 136 $62,100
General Family & Consumer Sciences 101 $26,900
Accounting 95 $42,700
General Psychology 95 $26,700
General Business/Commerce 91 $37,500
Health Sciences & Services 85 $28,700
Communication Sciences 84 $35,200
Social Work 79 $31,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Stephen F Austin State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SFASU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 5,227 students took at least one online class at Stephen F Austin State University. This is an increase from the 4,486 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,227 1,777
2016-2017 4,486 1,357
2015-2016 4,627 1,292
2014-2015 4,644 1,195
2013-2014 4,527 1,293

Learn more about online learning at Stephen F Austin State University.

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