The Stephen F. Austin State University community – students, faculty and alumni – create a path through which Nacogdoches connects to the rest of the world. This 100% independent university links a growing network of acclaimed leaders actively researching and partnering in projects with the potential to change the region, the state and the planet.
Top-quality programs and spirited traditions are a mainstay on SFA’s beautiful campus in the heart of the community. Recognized as a 2019-20 College of Distinction, SFA provides an innovative and flexible learning model that meets the changing needs of more than 12,600 students. SFA offers 82 undergraduate degrees, 41 master’s degrees, three doctoral programs and more than 120 areas of study taught by an outstanding faculty.
Working toward the goal of becoming the model of the new American university – one that is nimble, entrepreneurial, student-focused, regional and comprehensive – SFA continues to innovate in both course delivery and program options.
A new aviation sciences program will prepare students to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s private pilot airplane single-engine land practical exam, and the Department of Biology is expanding its programs and now offering courses in forensics.
SFA has launched a new partnership with Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS campus in Bryan to offer completer courses for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an EC-6 concentration. The RELLIS campus provides a collaborative environment for multidisciplinary, multi-institutional teaching, research and workplace development, and this collaboration will help prepare future teachers to serve in schools across the state.
The Veterans Resource Center at SFA provides a space for veterans and dependents of veterans to network with members of the #1 ranked ROTC team in the state. The center is a hub for programming efforts that include connections with veteran faculty members and access to veterans’ resources provided by the university and outside agencies.
Outreach to the Nacogdoches community allows East Texas residents to enjoy SFA’s exciting athletic events, fine arts performances and lectures. Each year, students partner with residents and area organizations in The Big Event to show gratitude through community service. The SFA Alumni Association works to stay connected with more than 116,000 alumni and friends through year-round programs and generous scholarship support.
As SFA approaches its second century of service, the university thrives through academic research, community partnerships and human connections that deliver unending opportunities for growth and innovation.