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Sam Houston State University


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Online Education Program - Veterans

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Quick Facts

Graduate programs TEAC accedited: No
Online master's in education degree programs: 10


Full time tuition in-state (per credit) $245
Full time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $245
Part time tuition in-state (per credit) $245
Part time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $245


Total online enrollment: 764
18% Male / 82% Female
Average age for new entrants: 34 years
Percent of new students sponsored by employer: 10%


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
95% accepted

Financial Aid Available

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants or scholarships) available: Yes

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School Details

Institutional control: Public
About the online program: The educator preparation programs at SHSU are accredited by NCATE, with many nationally recognized programs. The quality and design of field experiences integrated into the programs results in a five year retention rate that has exceeded 80% since 2001. Expert faculty have long experience teaching online, with extraordinary support provided by the university.
Average class size: 11
Maximum class size: 25


Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate: 2.5 years
Percent of students who graduate within 3 years (2012-2013) 69%
New student retention rate (2012-2013): 48%
Academic calendar: N/A
Online courses offered: 151
Education tracks offered: Administration trackY, Counseling/Psychology track, Research/Policy trackY, Teaching trackY
Other education degrees offered: Ed.D.Y, Education Specialist, Ph.D.
Same curricula for online and campus students: Most
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.: Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 3
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students: Majority
Class participation graded: Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: 3
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Respondus Lockdown Browser, Tegrity, Proctored Exams, Webcam, Turn It In
Students review and sign an ethics statement: Yes


Average online teaching experience: 2 years
Tenured or tenure-track faculty: 34
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 100% full-time
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 34 full-time
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 85% part-time
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Cable
Required Internet connection: DSL
24-7 live tech support: No
Courses designed by an outside firm: No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 4 full-time
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 5 part-time

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area networkY, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

American Indian: 0.4%
Asian: 1.7%
Black or African American: 17.5%
Hispanic: 19.2%
Two or more races: 1.3%
International: 0.5%
Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Unknown: 5.2%
White: 53.9%
Students who are employed when first enrolling: 99%


Education-related undergraduate coursework requirement: Yes, always
Education-related undergraduate degree requirement: Yes, with exceptions
Education-related work experience requirement: No
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA: 91%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.10
Entrants providing GRE scores 32%
Average GRE score: 147 quantitative, 146 verbal
Application essay required: No
Letters of recommendation required: 3
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts required: 3
Admits applicants living abroad: Yes


Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: Yes
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: No
In-state tuition for all military veterans: Yes

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