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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.
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.