SHSU Reaches Historic Enrollment (20K!)
Congratulations are in order as Today@Sam discusses the historic 20,000 students that have arrived at SHSU:
Preliminary figures released by Sam Houston State University on Monday indicate that Fall 2015 enrollment passed the 20,000 mark for the first time in the school’s 136-year history.
The total preliminary enrollment for SHSU is 20,181, which is almost 3 percent more than last year’s figure.
The College of Business Administration remained the largest college at SHSU, with approximately 18 percent of the university’s total enrollment. The College of Criminal Justice followed closely, with 17 percent.
More than half of the currently enrolled students—53 percent—self-reported their official race as white, with 20 percent reporting as Hispanic and 18 percent as African American.
Continuing students make up 67 percent of enrollment, with 13 percent designated as first-time freshmen and 13 percent as first-time transfer students.