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Members of the press or media can use this page to find basic facts and information about Stephen F. Austin State University and its leadership, as well as whom to contact for additional information.

Institutional overview

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive, regional institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The university enrolls more than 13,000 students, offers approximately 80 undergraduate majors and has 120 areas of study/concentrations within six academic colleges: business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, sciences and mathematics, and liberal and applied arts. SFA offers degree programs both online and on its beautifully wooded campus nestled in the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA is consistently ranked a Tier 1 Regional University by U.S. News and World Report. SFA provides the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 27, professors get to know their students and provide classroom instruction tailored to each student's needs and goals. Smaller classes combined with hands-on study, internships and research opportunities give students valuable experience that translates to their chosen career paths.

SFA employs approximately 1,600 full and part-time faculty and staff members and operates as an agency of the state of Texas.  A nine-member Board of Regents is appointed by the governor of Texas, with each regent serving a six-year term. Three new members are appointed every other year.

University leadership

Dr. Steve Westbrook is the current interim SFA president.

Meet the full University Leadership team.

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents is the governing body of Stephen F. Austin State University and includes nine members, plus one student regent. Members are appointed by the Texas governor to six-year terms and confirmed by the state senate. The student regent serves a one-year term.

Learn more about our Board of Regents.

Institutional FAQ

What is the general phone number and mailing address for the university?

  • Physical address: 1936 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965
  • Campus operator: 936.468.2011
  • Non-emergency phone number: 936.468.2608
  • Media inquiries: 936.468.2605

How do I find contact information for SFA students, faculty and staff?

University employees can be found in our faculty and staff directory.

SFA is required by state law to provide student directory information that is classified as public information. For more information, contact University Marketing Communications. You may also find information regarding public information through our Registrar’s Office.

What do the letters “SFA” stand for?

Stephen F. Austin State University, also known as “SFA,” is named for the Texas hero frequently referred to as the father of Texas.

Where can I learn more and find materials relating to SFA’s history?

We welcome you to explore the highlights of our institution’s history. You can also learn more about SFA’s 90-plus-year history by visiting our webpage The History of SFA or visit the East Texas Research Center on campus located in the Ralph W. Steen Library.

How can I apply for a job at SFA?

Please visit our Human Resources department.

How can I post a job for SFA students?

Please visit our Career Services department.

How can I make a gift to SFA?

Making a donation to SFA helps provide educational opportunities for current and future Lumberjacks. Contributions also enhance the learning environment provided by SFA’s dedicated faculty and staff members. Learn more about opportunities to make a difference.

Where can I find out about SFA events?

Please visit the University Calendar or our News & Events page.

Where can I get memorabilia and other items with the SFA insignia?

Here are three great websites for your shopping convenience:

Are there campus tours for visitors?

Everyone interested in attending SFA is encouraged to visit our beautiful campus. To learn more about campus tours and open house events, go to our Visit Campus page.

How can I verify that a job applicant or ancestor was granted an SFA degree?

Please call the Office of the Registrar at 936.468.2379 for degree verification. This information also may be obtained for a nominal charge through the National Student Clearinghouse by emailing degreeverify@studentclearinghouse.org or calling 703.742.4200.

Studying at SFA

What majors are available at SFA?

Please visit our Academics page to learn more about SFA’s 120+ areas of study.

Where can I find information about financial aid?

Please visit our Admissions & Aid page to learn move about tuition costs and available options for aid including federal aid, grants, work-study, scholarships and more.

Where can I find information about campus tours?

Everyone interested in attending SFA is encouraged to visit our beautiful campus. To learn more about campus tours and open house events, go to our Visit Campus page.

What are SFA’s admissions requirements?

Please visit our Admissions & Aid page or visit the individual links below:

Where can I find information about SFA’s online courses?

Please visit the SFA Online website.

Resources and Facilities

Does SFA rent facilities for non-SFA events?

Please contact the following:

  • Student Center: 936.468.3400
  • Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building: 936.468.1832
  • Homer Bryce Stadium/Johnson Coliseum, etc: 936.468.4540
  • Recreation Center: 936.468.3507
  • Cole Art Center: 936.468.2801

Who can use the SFA library?

Nacogdoches Public Library cards are accepted at Steen Library. Other individuals who are not affiliated with SFA as a student, faculty or staff member may request a user account at the Steen Library circulation desk by presenting a photo ID.

Where can I learn about SFA’s trademark licensing activities and/or report the unauthorized use of the SFA name or insignias?

Please call the SFA Athletics Department at 936.468.4334, or see the collegiate licensed vendor list.

Request Information for Future Students

Please fill out the form below to receive information from SFA. If you’re not a future student and want to reach out to us, use our contact form.

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When would you like to attend SFA and what will be your major?

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