Established in 1879 as a training institute for public school teachers, Sam Houston State University has grown to five separate academic colleges and over 16,000 students. The main campus is located in Huntsville, Texas – just 70 miles north of Houston – and offers the friendly environment of a small town combined with proximity to the conveniences of a large metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University student enrollment for Fall 2007 by gender was 41% male and 59% female. By ethnicity, the student body was 71% white, 14% black, 12% Hispanic, and 3% for other classifications. The campus is growing more diverse: since the previous year, enrollment for white students increased 2%, for black students 5%, American Indian students 7%, Hispanic students 10%, and Asian/Pacific Islander students 10%.
Fall 2007 enrollment at the College of Business Administration totalled 3,296 students, an increase of 2% over the previous academic year.
The College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International, the world’s most prestigious accreditation for business schools. The College employs 84 full-time business faculty members, all with impressive teaching and research credentials.