Founded in 1923, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) is a public university located in Nacogdoches, Texas, and is one of three independent public universities in Texas. Though the university is located in rural East Texas , the vast majority of SFA students come from the greater Houston or Dallas-Fort Worth areas. SFA has served students from 48 states outside Texas and 73 countries outside the United States. SFA enrolls more than 12,000 students, offering 120 areas of study, including approximately 80 undergraduate majors and 44 graduate degrees, as well as three doctoral programs through its six colleges. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and its athletic teams, the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks are members of the Southland Conference and compete in Division I for all varsity sports.