Maintaining a student-centric focus leads to student success. After all, shaping students into successful graduates is what a university is all about.

For many years, Sam Houston has been supporting a largely first-generation enrollment base. Meeting the unique needs of this population has strengthened the experience and capabilities of the university to anticipate and respond to demographic shifts.

The personal and caring environment at Sam Houston State University enhances the many success-oriented programs on campus. The award-winning and nationally-ranked Student Advising & Mentoring Center (SAM Center) provides a number of services including study skills, academic tracking and intervention as well as targeted programs designed to help improve the success of underprepared students.

Smaller class sizes, a high faculty-to-student ratio and full-time, classes taught by tenure/tenure-track professors combine to create a learning experience for students that contributes substantially to their success.

Sam Houston State University Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony.
Sam Center named as Top 8 Program in the U.S. by National Academic Advising Association.