Stephen F Austin State University.
College

Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX4 year degree
$17,676
Out-of-state tuition
65%
Acceptance rate

About Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) is a public university in Nacogdoches, Texas. Founded as a teachers' college in 1923 as a result of legislation authored by State Senator Wilfred Roy Cousins, Sr., the university was subsequently renamed after one of Texas's founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin. Its campus resides on part of the homestead of Thomas Jefferson Rusk. Stephen F. Austin is one of four independent public universities in Texas (i.e., those not affiliated with one of Texas's six university systems). Stephen F. Austin State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Though the university is located in the rural East Texas college town of Nacogdoches, the vast majority of SFA students come from Greater Houston, the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, and other cities throughout Texas. SFA has also served students from 46 states outside Texas and 42 countries outside the United States.The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are members of the Southland Conference and compete in Division I for all varsity sports. The Lumberjacks football team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The Lumberjacks basketball team has made five appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament, with two upset first-round wins in 2014 and 2016, the 2016 victory versus West Virginia University was later vacated due to APR violations revealed in 2020.

Highlights

  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 10,655 students
  • 0.16 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.sfasu.edu

Notable programs at Stephen F Austin State University

Animal Sciences
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Animal Sciences, Forestry, Environmental Science, Biology, Business, Accounting, Marketing, and Finance.

Acceptance Rates

65%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1077
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

7,250 students out of 11,081 applicants were accepted into Stephen F Austin State University. They had an average SAT score of 1077. 73% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 52% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

$17,676
Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
$7,716
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University was $17,676, while for in-state students it was $7,716. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $23,558.

The average financial aid at Stephen F Austin State University is $7,678. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $9,998 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Stephen F Austin State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

66%
Of undergrads receive grants
58%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

66% of undergraduate students at Stephen F Austin State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Stephen F Austin State University

$8,868
Room & board
$1,202
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephen F Austin State University was of $8,868 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,202.

Diversity at Stephen F Austin State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017