Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University (known as SHSU or Sam) was founded in 1879 and is the third oldest public institution of higher learning in the State of Texas. It is located 70 miles north of Houston in the hills, lakes, and forests region of East Texas in Huntsville. It is one of the oldest purpose-built institutions for the instruction of teachers west of the Mississippi River and the first such institution of its type in Texas. The school is named for one of Texas's founding fathers, Sam Houston, who made his home in the city.

SHSU is part of the Texas State University System and has an enrollment of more than 17,600 students across 79 undergraduate, 54 masters', and 5 doctoral degree programs. It was the first institution classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education within the Texas State University System, and while education continues to be the most popular major among students at the university, SHSU is well known for its dance and criminal justice programs.

Read more about Sam Houston State UniversityCampus, Academics, Athletics, Campus Media

Other articles related to "houston, state, states, sam houston state university, university":

Houston (disambiguation)
... Houston is the most populous city in the U.S ... state of Texas ... Houston may also refer to ...
Houston Zoo
... The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre (22 ha) zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States ... The Houston Zoo's mission statement is "The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the ...
Sam Houston State University - Campus Media
... The Alcalde was the university's annual yearbook, published from 1910–1998 and 2003–2006 it was named in honor of Texas Governor Oran Roberts whose nickname was "The Old Alcalde." ...
Houston, Pennsylvania - Notable People
... The Timko sisters of Houston, Pennsylvania became the first girls to win a WPIAL Girls Doubles Tennis Title ...

Famous quotes containing the words university, state, sam and/or houston:

    I had a classmate who fitted for college by the lamps of a lighthouse, which was more light, we think, than the University afforded.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The cowboy ... is well on his way to becoming a figure of magnificent proportions. Bowlegged and gaunt, he stands as the apotheosis of manly perfection. Songs, novels, movies, magazines, and operettas have made the least inquiring of us well acquainted with his extraordinary courage, unfailing gallantry, and uncanny skill with gun or lariat. The farmer, meanwhile, sits stolidly on his tractor, bereft of romance and adventure.
    —For the State of Kansas, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Take one of those every half-mile and call me if there is any change.
    Robert Pirosh, U.S. screenwriter, George Seaton, George Oppenheimer, and Sam Wood. Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx)

    When your dreams tire, they go underground
    and out of kindness that’s where they stay.
    —Libby Houston (b. 1941)