Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University, or SFA, is a public university located in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States. It was founded in the year 1923. The university was named after one of Texas' founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin. The main campus sits on an area of 642 acres. SFA offers more than 120 areas of study including more than 80 undergraduate majors and over 50 graduate degrees. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Liberal and Applied Arts
  • College of Sciences and Mathematics
  • James I. Perkins College of Education
  • Nelson Rusche College of Business

SFA's men's athletic teams are called the Lumberjacks, and the women's teams are known as the Ladyjacks. They participate in the NCAA Division I in the Southland Conference.

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Contacting Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F Austin State University
1936 North St
Nacogdoches , TX 75962
General Phone: (936) 468-2011

Stephen F Austin State University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts512French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Business and Management338business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, marketing, fashion merchandising, special products marketing ...
Family and Social Work162family and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, public administration, social work
Education and Teaching161educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, math teaching, music teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy159parks and recreation management, health and physical education, athletic trainer, vocational counseling, rehabilitation
Science129biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling112psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology
Media93communication studies, journalism, radio and television
Medical Support and Technology90health service and sciences, audiology, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine86registered nursing
Art Studies63art studies
Music57music, music performance, conducting
Conservation and Resource Management53environmental science, forestry, forest management, wildlife management
Security and Law Enforcement50corrections, criminal justice and police
Hospitality37hospitality management
Drama and Performing Arts34dance, drama
Architecture and Planning24interior architecture
Agricultural Science and Management23agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural mechanization, agricultural production
Animal Science and Care21animal science, poultry science
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science, information technology, data processing tech
Mathematics11mathematics, statistics
Law8legal assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture6agronomy, horticultural science
Fine Arts4art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Stephen F Austin State University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,78371
Master's degree45441
Doctor's degree162

Stephen F Austin State University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Stephen F Austin State University had a total enrollment of 11,607 students (10,311 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 18%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 25%
20-21 27%
22-24 25%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Stephen F Austin State University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 28 %

Stephen F Austin State University Room and Board (2007)

Stephen F Austin State University offers campus housing for 4,659 of its 10,311 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Nacogdoches, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Stephen F Austin State University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430540
SAT Math440560
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1823
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT83%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT46%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Stephen F Austin State University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,432
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,862
Room and board $ 7,022
Books and supplies $ 1,020
Other expenses $ 4,174

Financial Aid:
Stephen F Austin State University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 362400)

Stephen F Austin State University Faculty

Stephen F Austin State University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7553
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3976

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$103,4243$104,576
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$53,1151*
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year25$60,72830$47,774
All faculty totalcalendar year42$70,61137$54,611

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$79,9555$68,524
Associate professoracademic year35$69,57719$75,661
Assistant professoracademic year33$61,00724$65,591
Instructoracademic year5$50,35815$61,825
Lectureracademic year5$45,73614$40,873
No academic rankacademic year93$54,91474$48,571
All faculty totalacademic year202$61,953151$55,948

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Stephen F Austin State University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southland Conference
Basketball Southland Conference
Baseball Southland Conference
Track Southland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports107989

Stephen F Austin State University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Poultry Science

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Special Products Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forestry, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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