Stephen F Austin State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,842
28.6% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,649
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.44%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.1%
9,016 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
12,620
75.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
53.7%
1,161 Graduates

About

Stephen F Austin State University is a higher education institution located in Nacogdoches County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stephen F Austin State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (291 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (146 degrees), and Registered Nursing (119 degrees).

In 2020, 2,873 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephen F Austin State University. 67.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,774 degrees), 3.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (487 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $7,842, which is $−14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $7,842, which is $−14,688 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,649.

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students attending Stephen F Austin State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,842
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University was $7,842. The cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $−14,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$12,649
2020 Value
1.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Stephen F Austin State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,649. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Stephen F Austin State University grew by 1.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,012
Room and Board
$1,202
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephen F Austin State University was of $9,012 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,202. The cost of room and board increased by 0.535% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Stephen F Austin State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.08% with respect to 2019, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.44%
2018 Default Rate
243
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Stephen F Austin State University was 7.44%, which represents 243 out of the 3264 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Stephen F Austin State University received 9,016 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 15.5% annual decline. Out of those 9,016 applicants, 6,862 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.1% acceptance rate.

There were 12,620 students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in 2020, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephen F Austin State University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,862
Accepted Out of 9,016

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephen F Austin State University was 76.1% (6,862 admissions from 9,016 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 67.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −15.5%, while admissions declined by −5.3%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
1,272
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Stephen F Austin State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stephen F Austin State University has a total enrollment of 12,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 9,476 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,144. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.2% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 13.9% Black or African American, 3.9% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.9%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,620 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 9,476 and the part-time enrollment is 3,144. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Stephen F Austin State University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Stephen F Austin State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,470
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,435
  3. Black or African American
    1,755

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University is 59.2% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, 13.9% Black or African American, 3.9% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.523% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0238% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 135 students (1.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1021 more women than men received degrees from Stephen F Austin State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stephen F Austin State University is white (1,774 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (487 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (291 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (146 degrees) and Registered Nursing (119 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stephen F Austin State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (317 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (150 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (130,808 people), Other managers (107,004 people), Registered nurses (53,897 people), Physicians (48,655 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (46,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (317 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (150 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (166 degrees), and Agriculture (69 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (317 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (150 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (166 degrees), and Agriculture (69 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Elementary & secondary schools (263,480 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (168,932 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,188 people), Outpatient care centers (62,876 people), and Construction (62,266 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (317 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (150 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (166 degrees), and Agriculture (69 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Stephen F Austin State University.
Most Common
  1. 291 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 146 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 119 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 291 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

926
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,947
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 926 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University, which is 0.476 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,947).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.05 times more than the 79 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 275 degrees were awarded to women at Stephen F Austin State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 12 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from Stephen F Austin State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stephen F Austin State University is Female and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.172% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,774 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    487 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    428 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephen F Austin State University is white (1,774 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (487 degrees).

0.383% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,205 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    569 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    323 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Stephen F Austin State University is white female (1,205 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (569 degrees).

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Operations

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at nearly $103M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.6M (11.3%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Stephen F Austin State University had a total salary expenditure of $262M. Stephen F Austin State University employs 146 Associate professors, 128 Assistant professors, and 117 Professors. Most academics at Stephen F Austin State University are Male Professors (83), Male Associate professors(83), and Female Assistant professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University are: Service, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 160 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 129 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$103M
2020 Endowment
16.1%
growth from 2019

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at about $103M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephen F Austin State University grew 16.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $63.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12.2M - Federal
  2. $12.4M - State
  3. $668k - Local

As of 2020, Stephen F Austin State University received $12.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4M from state grants and contracts, and $668k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$97.3M
2020 Salaries
0.2%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Stephen F Austin State University paid a median of $97.3M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($262M) and a 0.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.91% growth from 2018 and a 1.61% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.4M
Instructional Salaries
530
Number of Employees

In 2020, Stephen F Austin State University paid a total of $38.4M to 530 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
146 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
161 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Associate professor with 146 employees; Assistant professor with 128 employees; and Assistant professor with 117 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Service with 161 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 160 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 129 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University was Male Professor with 83 employees, Male Associate professor with 83 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Stephen F Austin State University.

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