THE WOODLANDS, TX - Sam Houston State University in The Woodlands is expanding its scope of programs and services to both students and area residents as enrollment numbers trend upward.

In its second full year of instruction since opening in August 2012, SHSU The Woodlands saw a nearly 12 percent increase in enrollment compared to the fall 2011 semester when the school held classes at Lone Star College-Montgomery.

The Woodlands campus offers 15 undergraduate programs, 15 graduate degrees and two doctoral programs with more on the way, said Janet Mullings, executive director of The Woodlands Center.

Mullings said the most popular classes at The Woodlands Center are evening classes. Many evening classes, she said, are at capacity and the staff is working to fill many daytime classes.

In addition to increasing its program and class offerings, Sam Houston State University in The Woodlands features an educational leadership and counseling program that is proving beneficial to both students and local residents. The program offers training for school counselors and licensing for professional counselors, marriage and family therapists. The counseling program also offers free counseling to area residents at no charge.

The educational leadership branch of the program includes a school principal preparation program, a superintendent certification program, masters degrees and a doctoral program in educational leadership.


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