Chapter 5 The college I would like to attend is Sam Houston State University, which is located in Huntsville, Texas. Sam Houston State University was once a college specifically for upcoming teachers. Their student body is made up of 17,000 students. The demographics of SHSU are diverse; Caucasians make up about 73 percent: African Americans make up 18.9 percent, Asians make up 1.4 percent, American Indians make up .8 percent and other makes up 5.8 percent. The student to teacher ratio is 25:1. While attending SHSU I plan on attending their nursing program. The social atmosphere at Sam Houston is fun and active; there are more that 158 club organizations. Freshman have to live on campus, upperclassmen have an option to live on or off campus. The graduation rate is 45 percent.