About SHSU Online
The mission of SHSU Online is to provide high-quality distance education and support to Sam Houston State University faculty and students. We’re proud to be recognized by the organizations and publications listed below for our excellence in online education.
SHSU Achieves High Ranks in US News & World Report's 2013 Rankings of Online Education Programs
The university’s online programs, evaluated along with nearly 700 schools across the country, ranked among the best in four categories, placing SHSU No. 2 among “Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs,” No. 37 among “Best Online Graduate Education Programs,” and No. 102 among “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.” The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program was ranked No. 69 in “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”
In one of the indicators used in determining schools’ overall rankings, “Student Services and Technology,” SHSU performed especially well. In the case of all the categories reported above, SHSU ranked as high as No. 6, and no lower than No. 23, among all schools.
SHSU Ranked Fourth in National “Most Affordable Online Colleges” Report
Sam Houston State University has been named one of the nation's most affordable online colleges. AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranks SHSU as the most affordable online university in Texas, and the fourth most affordable in the nation. Learn More About AffordableCollegesOnline.org's Rankings for SHSU.
Top 25 Best Buy Online MBA/AACSB
Get Educated.com surveyed 85 business schools to develop this fact-based, data-driven ranking list of Best Buys for AACSB online MBA degree programs.
To appear on a Get Educated Best Buy list for online learning affordability, the MBA program profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all the distance masters degrees surveyed in the comprehensive, national data set.
#20 Best Buy Online Computer Science and Information Technology (IT) MS
SHSU ranks #20 in a Get Educated.com Best Buy ranking. This ranking is based on a national survey of 77 regionally accredited universities that offer 115 different online master's in computer science and IT. The survey covered a wide range of computer science majors, including information systems, database mining, information assurance and technical communication. The rankings highlight the 45 best affordable online degrees in this field.
"Another Texas school lauded for how well it treats students who have served in the Armed Forces by the voters at GI Jobs. Its world-class Criminal Justice department is actually considered a Military Preferred Program, and it allows for majors to mold their courses around whatever personal or professional challenges that might materialize."
The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
These schools offer military students the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff. Our media and list also explain the Post-9/11 GI Bill and offer articles and advice for planning and executing a military education.
Sam Houston State University ranks in the top 25 2013 Online College Rankings, according to Guide to Online Schools. Each year, Guide to Online Schools ranks online schools to help prospective students get the most for their education dollar. Quality and affordability are the two main yardsticks by which schools are evaluated. The data and statistics used in these rankings have been compiled from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)—the primary governmental department responsible for gathering education-related data.