Placeholder image for Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)




SFA was chartered by the Texas legislature, Nacogdoches was selected as its location and the appropriation bill for funding was signed.1923

First classes held

During campus construction, the first group of SFA students attended class nearby, blazing a trail for hundreds of thousands of students to follow in their footsteps.


Lumberjack graduates can be found in every corner of America contributing in business, sports, politics, entertainment, agriculture, academia and beyond.


Lumberjacks make great researchers. Why? As an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in structured research and creative projects, including faculty-led research backed by more than $30 million in funding.


Career coaching promotes student development through education and coaching to help students make appropriate satisfying career choices. Services are designated to aid students in the process of choosing a major, changing a major, and matching career possibilities to their interests including personality and academic major.


Student services

Student Affairs for Support Services is part of the Division for University Affairs and the Department of Student Affairs. Our offices include Counseling, Career Services, Disability Services, Testing Services, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Health Services and the Veterans Resource Center. We know college is an exciting time, full of opportunity and promise.

Housing services

Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and recommended only if the student would not have equal access to the academic opportunity without the accommodation.  Special Accommodation Request forms are provided to professors throughout the semester at the request of the student.  Students with disabilities are encouraged to begin the registration process early in order for professors to be notified of their needs prior to the first day of class.

Library services

The Rusk Library collection was made up of the following distribution of books in 1927. The entire collection consisted of 7077 books and a pamphlet collection of another 2452. The value of the collection as of Jan 16, 1926 were listed a $14,101.00. The largest number of books were in geography, history and biography (1899).

ICT services

The College of Business also maintains three lab classrooms: BU222, 224 and 314. Rooms 222 and 224 feature 35 student computers, a faculty computer, a projector and two monochrome laser printers. Room 314 has 53 student and one faculty computer, a projector and two laser printers.

Medical services

Federal law requires all J-1 exchange visitors and their dependents to have medical insurance that meets certain minimum standards. Beyond the federal requirement, Stephen F. Austin State University requires all international students and their dependents regardless of visa classification to maintain health insurance to protect them during their time at SFA.

Student Life

Campus life

Some people call them dorms. We call them residence halls. Whatever you call them, living on campus is the best way to soak up the full university experience. Quickly make new friends as one of 5,000 students in our 14 residence halls, and take advantage of the support of our friendly residence life staff members.

Sports facilities

Fitness and Wellness is a student run program which inspires and supports the fitness and wellness of the students, faculty and staff of SFA through comprehensive, innovative and fun programming; including a variety of Group Axe classes, personal fitness training, massage therapy, fitness outreach classes and special events.

Student clubs

  • American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 
  • Texas Association for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • International Textile & Apparel Association
  • Costume Society of America 
  • Fashion Group International


The mission of the Institutional Accreditation Office (IAO) is to provide coordination and support to all units of the University in the continuing effort to demonstrate compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation requirements.

Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

Other programmes from this university