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SHSU Tuition & Fees Report

How Much Does Sam Houston State University Cost?

Learn the base cost of Sam Houston State University by getting details on in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. Compare tuition and fees to nationwide and state averages to put those costs in context. You can jump to any of the following sections in our SHSU cost report:

How Much Does SHSU Charge for Tuition?

$8,960 In-State Tuition & Fees
$18,752 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At Sam Houston State University the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $18,752 in 2020-2021. If you were a Texas resident, the yearly charges were $8,960.

Tuition Fees Total
Out-of-State $15,648 $3,104 $18,752
In-State $5,856 $3,104 $8,960

These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Sam Houston State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do SHSU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. With an average cost of $18,752 in tuition and fees for undergraduate students, Sam Houston State University is inexpensive when compared to the national average.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. Undergraduates who hail from Texas pay an average of $8,960 a year to attend SHSU, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

Take a look at the following chart to see how Sam Houston State University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

Nationwide Southwest Texas
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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Sam Houston State University Financial Aid.

SHSU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.60% In-State Tuition Increase
0.90% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$39,225 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state Sam Houston State University increased with an average annual rate of 2.60% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $9,432 if the growth keeps up.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at SHSU would be $19,109, and $39,225 for four years.

During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 0.90%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $19,093 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.

For two years This means an estimated $38,358 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at SHSU, and $77,413 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at SHSU.


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Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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