SHSU continues to lead the rankings among higher education institutions through recognition by state and national standards. These results reflect our commitment to educating the next generation of professionals, attaining the best faculty, and meeting the needs of a diverse university community.
Grad School Hub
No. 3/10 Online Master’s in Law Enforcement degree programs based on affordability.
No. 4/10 Online Master’s in Homeland Security degree programs based on affordability.
No. 7/10 Online Master’s in Military Studies degree programs based on affordability.
No. 3/10 Online Master’s in Network Security degree programs based on affordability.
No. 2/1515 Online Master’s in Higher Education degree programs based on affordability.
Best Nursing Program
With more than 300 students and 37 faculty and staff, the School of Nursing has graduated 386. The new cohort welcomed 78 students. With each class, SHSU is contributing to the workforce needs of Texas establishing a great name in healthcare.
No. 10/25 by Best BSN Programs In Texas.
No. 7/50 Online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs, BestCollegeReviews.com
No. 1/20 Outstanding Nurses. Mona Cockerham, clinical assistant professor for the School of Nursing at the 28th Annual Nursing Celebration.
Best College Reviews
Sam Houston State University was ranked No. 1 out of the top 65 online schools for master’s degrees according to a report by Best College Reviews. The ranking was based on a number of factors including cost of tuition and number of online master’s degrees offered. While the university has a large number of degree offerings, faculty remain the true backbone of all academic success.
No. 1/25 Best Master’s in Information Assurance and Security Online.
No. 1/65 Online Master’s Degree Programs.
No. 7/50 Best RN to BSN Programs Online.
No. 11/25 For the Best Colleges Online.
U.S. News & World Report
Sam Houston State University is honored to once again earn high marks in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs rankings. For 2018, SHSU Online is ranked first in the nation for online graduate criminal justice programs 16th in the nation for online graduate computer information technology programs and among the top 50 in the nation for both online graduate education programs and online bachelor’s programs.
No. 1 in Nation. Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
No. 16 in Nation. Best Online Graduate Computer Information Programs
No. 28 in Nation. Best Online Graduate Education Programs:
SHSU has helped set the standard for financial literacy programs in Texas and the nation. As one of the first collegiate financial literacy programs, the Student Money Management Center has been a leading financial literacy program.
No. 5/50. Student Money Management Center Financial Literacy Programs by LendEDU, Aug. 2018.
The SH ELITE (Establishing Leadership In and Through Education) program actively recruits students in an effort to increase graduation and retention rates among minority males. ELITE students on average, consistently outperform their first-time freshmen minority male counterparts. In 2018, the freshman cohort in ELITE achieved a 3.01 GPA. The organization’s one-year retention rate is also 7 percent greater than their first-time freshmen minority male counterparts’ retention rates and their GPA is 12 percent greater. SH ELITE has won several national awards in recognition of its dedication to students and their success, during and after attending the university.
No. 1/10. Performing Institutions in the country for Latino students out of 613 institutions surveyed by the Education Trust, Dec. 2017.