Grambling State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,140
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,074
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
22.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
97.2%
3,109 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,232
78.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33%
246 Graduates

About

Grambling State University is a higher education institution located in Lincoln Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grambling State University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (116 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (52 degrees), and Social Work (50 degrees).

In 2019, 857 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grambling State University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (733 degrees), 31.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grambling State University is $5,140, which is $−16,886 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grambling State University is $5,140, which is $−16,886 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,074.

In 2019, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,140
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Grambling State University was $5,140. The cost of tuition at Grambling State University is $−16,886 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,074
2019 Value
0.361%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Grambling State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,074. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Grambling State University grew by 0.361%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,631
Room and Board
$1,749
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grambling State University was of $10,631 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,749. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Grambling State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
22.2%
2017 Default Rate
359
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Grambling State University was 22.2%, which represents 359 out of the 1615 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Grambling State University received 3,109 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.07% annual decline. Out of those 3,109 applicants, 3,023 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,232 students enrolled at Grambling State University in 2019, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grambling State University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,023
Accepted Out of 3,109

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grambling State University was 97.2% (3,023 admissions from 3,109 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 94.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −5.07%, while admissions declined by −2.58%.

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage
241
Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Grambling State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grambling State University has a total enrollment of 5,232 students. The full-time enrollment at Grambling State University is 4,096 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,136. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Grambling State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grambling State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 93.2% Black or African American, 0.994% White, 0.745% Hispanic or Latino, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.134% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Grambling State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (58.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (34.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.446%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (66.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (24.7%) and White Female (1.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grambling State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,232 students. The full-time enrollment at Grambling State University is 4,096 and the part-time enrollment is 1,136. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Grambling State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Grambling State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Grambling State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    4,874
  2. White
    52
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    39

The enrolled student population at Grambling State University is 93.2% Black or African American, 0.994% White, 0.745% Hispanic or Latino, 0.172% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.134% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 45 students (0.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 253 more women than men received degrees from Grambling State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grambling State University is black or african american (733 degrees awarded). There were 31.9 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grambling State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (116 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (52 degrees) and Social Work (50 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Grambling State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (252 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (97 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Social workers, all other (205,024 people), Other managers (199,735 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (148,889 people), Police officers (148,358 people), and Customer service representatives (85,854 people).

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (252 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees), Communications (51 degrees), and Human Sciences (24 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Public relations specialists, Dentists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (252 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees), Communications (51 degrees), and Human Sciences (24 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Elementary & secondary schools (395,903 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (387,464 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (210,798 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (187,245 people), and Individual & family services (161,908 people).

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (252 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (50 degrees), Communications (51 degrees), and Human Sciences (24 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grambling State University.
Most Common
  1. 116 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 50 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grambling State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 116 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

302
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
555
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 302 degrees were awarded to men at Grambling State University, which is 0.544 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (555).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Grambling State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.537 times less than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 164 degrees were awarded to women at Grambling State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.86 times more than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% of students graduating from Grambling State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grambling State University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    733 degrees awarded
  2. White
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grambling State University is black or african american (733 degrees awarded). There were 31.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (23 degrees).

0.467% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    491 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    242 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grambling State University is black or african american female (491 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (242 degrees).

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Operations

Grambling State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.25M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $889k (12.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Grambling State University had a total salary expenditure of $86.3M. Grambling State University employs 62 Assistant professors, 48 Associate professors, and 41 Professors. Most academics at Grambling State University are Female Assistant professors (35), Male Professors(29), and Male Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grambling State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 58 employees, and Management with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.25M
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Grambling State University has an endowment valued at about $7.25M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Grambling State University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.53M - Federal
  2. $670k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Grambling State University received $5.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $670k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.3M
2019 Salaries
3.4%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Grambling State University paid a median of $32.3M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($86.3M) and a 3.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.48% growth from 2017 and a 8.04% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.7M
Instructional Salaries
193
Number of Employees

In 2019, Grambling State University paid a total of $11.7M to 193 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
91 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grambling State University were Assistant professor with 62 employees; Associate professor with 48 employees; and Associate professor with 41 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grambling State University were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees; and Management with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grambling State University was Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, Male Professor with 29 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Grambling State University.

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