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About SFA

Offering the first classes in 1923, Stephen F. Austin began as a teacher's college. Today, the university is home to seven different colleges providing more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students with more than 80 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study and nearly 60 graduate degrees, including two doctoral programs.

The university is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, in the middle of the Pineywwods of East Texas forests approximately 180 miles east of Dallas via Interstate 20 and 140 miles north on Houston via US Highway 59. The main campus includes 360 acres in the heart of Nacogdoches, part of the original homestead of Thomas J. Rusk, early Texas patriot and United States senator. The university includes:

SFA is a campus on the move. Construction under way or planned totals nearly $107 million. The university broke ground in 2004 for a $35.4 million renovation and expansion of the University Center and adjacent parking garage. A $17.5 million four-story residence hall and detached parking garage project is scheduled to be completed by January 2006. Also planned are a $22 million student recreation center and a $32 million residence hall-parking complex.

The mission of Stephen F. Austin State University is to provide students a foundation for success, a passion for learning and a commitment to responsible global citizenship in a community dedicated to teaching, research, creativity and service.

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