Stephen F Austin State University Men's Football


  • Top 55% in men's football in Division I - FCS for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 24% for spending per athlete in men's football in Division I - FCS
  • 73% in men's football in Division I - FCS for ACT score
  • 73% in men's football in Division I - FCS for SAT score
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
19 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Fringe
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 6
Agricultural Mechanization, General 3
Agricultural Production Operations, General 7
Agriculture, General 2
Animal Sciences, General 26
Horticultural Science 1
Poultry Science 1
Architecture and Related Services
Interior Architecture 8
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 39
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 85
Business Administration and Management, General 51
Business/Commerce, General 94
Business/Corporate Communications 3
Business/Managerial Economics 12
Fashion Merchandising 29
Finance, General 38
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 45
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 0
International Business/Trade/Commerce 13
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 55
Special Products Marketing Operations 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 13
Mass Communication/Media Studies 27
Radio and Television 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
Information Technology 25
Mathematics Teacher Education 0
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 13
English Language and Literature, General 27
Rhetoric and Composition 15
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 21
Human Development and Family Studies, General 91
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 8
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist 6
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 78
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 78
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 152
Rehabilitation Science 20
History, General 39
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections 9
Criminal Justice/Police Science 61
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 16
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 276
Sustainability Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 20
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management 6
Forestry, General 12
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 29
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 156
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 5
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 2
Geology/Earth Science, General 14
Physics, General 5
Psychology, General 81
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration 6
Social Work 46
Social Sciences
Economics, General 3
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 8
Geography 5
Political Science and Government, General 22
Sociology 23
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Art/Art Studies, General 62
Dance, General 9
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 28
Music, General 58

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