Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, United States

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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 approximately 50 minutes north of downtown Houston, in Huntsville, Texas. 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 Sam Houston, who made his home in the city and is buried there.

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Motto: The measure of a Life is its Service

Endowment: $97,510,000

Administrative staff: 598

Students: 20,181

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