Sam Houston State University is one of the oldest universities in Texas. It is located in Huntsville, TX. Areas of study include Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences. Do not be concerned about its proximity to the Huntsville State Prison because beleive me, escapees are infrequent and certainly not staying around to get caught. So Sam Houston is not only a good, historical school – it’s reasonably safe there too. Read all about it on the website at htto://www.shsu.edu/.