Year of foundation: 1921
Approx. number of students: 13,000
MCI partner since: 2015
Nacogdoches is located in East Texas and has around 33,000 inhabitants. The economy of Nacogdoches is heavily dependent on Stephen F. Austin State University. Like many college towns in the United States, Nacogdoches businesses heavily depends on university students as customers and regularly employs them. Other large sectors of the local economy is healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, and lumber
Stephen F. Austin State University (commonly SFA) is a public university and named after one of the founding fathers of Texas. In 2014, Stephen F. Austin accepted 55.6% of applications, posting the third lowest acceptance rate in the state among public institutions. Though the university is located in a rural East Texas college town, the vast majority of SFA students come from Greater Houston, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and other cities throughout Texas.