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Are you ready for the future?

Tell us a little about yourself and we'll keep you informed about programs designed with your future in mind.

Have Questions? Give us a call at 1.877.870.9214.

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Your Degree. Your Way. Your Future.

Sam Houston State University ranks consistently high in online education in Texas. In fact, recently OnlineColleges.com named SHSU the best online college in Texas and the ranking placed Sam Houston State No. 8 in the nation for top online colleges.

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  • Sam Houston State University is a national leader in providing a wide spectrum of degree programs and other credentials, all delivered by an excellent faculty.

    We're here to help you!

    Achieve your goals through an education you can afford! As an early adopter of distance learning, SHSU is at the forefront of merging proven online teaching practices with technology advancement. Our faculty and staff go to great lengths to foster connections and community.

    Going the Distance in Online Learning

    The college experience has changed dramatically. You’re on the go, and so are we. Today, the physical classroom is no longer the sole center of learning. Knowledge can be obtained from almost anywhere via the internet, email, eBooks, and smartphones. From the beginning, Sam Houston State University has been fully engaged in this transformation of education.

    See what others are saying about online learning at SHSU.

    Reasons for choosing SHSU Online include affordability, quality, and widely recognized excellence.

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    The Faces of Online Learning

    Today’s students are more diverse and more likely to work and attend school at the same time... often with demanding career commitments.

    As part of the 2001 Southland Conference Champion football team, Keith Davis earned All-Southland honors and All-American honors as a safety for Sam Houston State University, before becoming a Dallas Cowboy from 2002 to 2008. He was able to complete his degree online--an option that was important for his unique situation.

    Reasons for choosing SHSU Online are as varied as the students whose lives we’ve helped transform. Davis is just one of our many successful alumni who know the satisfaction of realizing their dreams.

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