Stephen F. Austin

By. Sydney Nelson


SFA is a public university located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The population of Nacogdoches is 65,330. Lumberjacks or Ladyjacks, are the school mascots.

Undergraduate and Graduate

Total Lumberjack enrollment has increased by 1,366 in the last 10 years

More than 11,000 (86%) Lumberjacks are undergraduates

The James I. Perkins College of Education is the largest college, enrolling more than 30% of all Lumberjacks.

Lumberjack Demographics Undergraduate and Graduate 2014

Hispanic undergraduate - 14.2%

American Indian/Alaska Native - 0.5%

Asian - 1.1%

Black/African American - 20.6%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander - 0.0%

White/Non-Hispanic - 58.2%

International - 1.0%

Admission Process

Application to SFA:

*Successfully complete the recommended or advanced high school program.

*Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced high school program at a high school that is exempts from offering such programs

*Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks o the SAT or ACT assessment

- SAT- 1500 out of 2400

-ACT - 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science


*Interdisciplinary Studies -13.0%

*Kinesiology - 7.7%

*Nursing - 6.4%

Lumberjacks earned 2,602 degrees in 2013-14 (2,043 bachelor's; 546 master's; 13 doctoral)

School History

Stephen F. Austin State University is a public university located in Nacogdoches, Texas. It was founded as a teachers' college in , the university was named after one of Texas' founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin. The campus resides on the homestead of another Texas founding father Thomas Jefferson Rusk.


In tribute to the forestry industry, the men's athletic teams are called Lumberjack's, and women's teams are known as LadyJjacks. The SFA Lumberjacks are members of the Southland Conference and compete in Division I for all varsity sports. Stephen F. Austin sports teams participates in NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision) for football in the Southland Conference. The men's basketball team reached its first NCAA tournament in 2009 after winning the Southland Conference regular season and tournament.

The SFA Coed Cheer Team won a national award in 2010 at the National Cheerleading Association (NCA). In 2011, both the large coed and small coed cheer team brought home national titles, coached by Head Coach Trisha O'Connor and Assistant Coach Jason Williams.

Stephen F Austin Large Coed NCA College Nationals 2012 Prelims