Sam Houston University is a public, 4-year institution located in Huntsville, Texas. Founded in 1879, SHSU is the third oldest public university in the state and a member of the Texas State University System. The university provides 170 fields of study through seven schools and colleges, resulting in more than 80 undergraduate degrees, 50+ master’s degrees, and upwards of 15 certificates. The rural, 316-acre Huntsville campus offers more than 250 student organizations, an observatory, planetarium, and 18-hole golf course. SHSU also offers courses of study at The Woodlands campus and an online program.