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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.

Start Strong With a Scholarship at SHSU!

There's no time like the present to get moving toward your future, and SHSU is here to help with more than 50 quality online programs that work for you, wherever you are. Apply today and receive a $500 scholarship toward select degrees, as part of our commitment to helping you start strong.

1.When you apply to an eligible online degree program, SHSU will post your scholarship into your new student account.
2.Upon enrolling in your first class, SHSU will automatically apply the $500 scholarship to your university balance.

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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.

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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.

Huntsville police officer Ryann Kaaa, a 2012 Sam Houston State University graduate, is now balancing a full-time career as a policewoman with her pursuit of an online M.S. in Criminal Justice degree at SHSU. She was able to complete her degree online--an option that was important for her unique situation.

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

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