2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$14,287

Net Price

97%

Admitted

26%

Enrolled

57%

Graduation Rate

20/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Sam Houston State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 21,612. In 2021, there were 372 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #25 in Texas and ranks #647 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

372

Total Enrollment

21,612

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Sam Houston State University

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#25

Texas Rank

Combining ranking factors for 72 schools that offer psychology degrees in Texas, Sam Houston State University ranks #25.

#647

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Sam Houston State University ranks #647.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Sam Houston State University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, General Psychology and School Psychology. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Clinical Psychology178
Counseling and Applied Psychology578
Counseling Psychology32
General Psychology2393
School Psychology8
Total Graduates23911716
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 11,556 students applied to the Sam Houston State University. The university admitted 97% and 26% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Texas universities is 9,246. On average, all Texas institutions admit 76% and 28% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Sam Houston State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 73%. Compared to all Texas four or more years colleges, the percentage is 66%.

The overall graduation rate for Sam Houston State University is 57%, compared to 49% for all Texas universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 41%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SHSU to Texas Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Sam Houston State University to the average of all Texas four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SHSU

11,556

Applicants

97%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

TX Colleges

9,246

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

28%

Percent Enrolled

66%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 843 or 77% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 248 or 23% part-time faculty members employed at Sam Houston State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 823 or 75%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SHSU

20 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

77%

Percent Full-Time

23%

Percent Part-Time

75%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TX Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

57%

Percent Full-Time

43%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Sam Houston State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $5,856, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,380.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,765 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,901.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Sam Houston State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Sam Houston State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$10,406
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,866
Total Living Expenses$14,272
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$5,856
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,380
Total Undergraduate Expenses$21,508
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,765
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,901
Total Graduate Expenses$8,666
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Sam Houston State University is $14,287. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Sam Houston State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$11,210$11,499
$30,001 – $48,000$12,289$12,258
$48,001 – $75,000$14,927$15,116
$75,001 – $110,000$19,747$20,803
$110,001 and more$21,338$22,296
US Department of Education

Compare Sam Houston State University to all Texas universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SHSU

$21,508

Cost to Attend

$7,937

Average Financial Aid

84%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,287

Net Price

TX Colleges

$28,868

Cost to Attend

$11,015

Average Financial Aid

88%

Percent Receiving Aid

$15,094

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,272 or 84%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 13,670 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,937.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid13,670$7,937
Pell Grants7,413$4,796
Federal Student Loans9,214$6,907
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Sam Houston State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SHSU

13,670

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

7,413

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

9,214

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

TX Colleges

5,995

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

3,325

Number of Pell Grants

27%

Pell Grants

2,843

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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