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Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Striving For Personal Excellence In Everything That We Do
Stephen F. Austin is a public university located in east Texas. Founded as a teachers’ college in 1923, the university was named after one of Texas’s founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin. Its campus resides on part of the homestead of Thomas Jefferson Rusk. Stephen F. Austin is one of four independent public universities in Texas (i.e., those not affiliated with one of Texas’s six university systems).
Curriculum Connections: Founder named after Texas founding father Stephen F. Austin; Migration to Texas 1820’s