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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,140 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,340 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
79.9% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
237 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Grambling State University is $5,140, which is $1,851 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $5,140, which is 100% of the cost for in-state students, and is $13,236 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,239.

In 2016, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 93% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Grambling State University received 6,340 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 76.9% annual growth. Out of those 6,340 applicants, 2,862 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,863 students enrolled at Grambling State University in 2016, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grambling State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Grambling State University has a total enrollment of 4,863 students. The full-time enrollment at Grambling State University is 3,884 students and the part-time enrollment is 979. This means that 79.9% of students enrolled at Grambling State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grambling State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.2% Black or African American, 1.42% Two or More Races, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, 1.07% White, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% Asian, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grambling State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (39.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.6%) and Two or More Races Female (0.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (3.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (1.6%) and White Female (0.06%).

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In 2016, 257 more women than men graduated from Grambling State University. The majority of students graduating from Grambling State University are Black or African American. These 647 graduates mean that there were 40.4 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 16 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Grambling State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 89 graduates, followed by Social Work with 50 graduates and Registered Nursing with 40 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Grambling State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Protective Services, with 173 graduates, followed by Public Administration and Social Service with 103 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 46 graduates.


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Grambling State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.23M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.95M (27%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Grambling State University had a total expenditure of $89.1M. Of that $89.1M, they spent $31.5M on salaries and $12.6M on benefits.

Grambling State University employs 67 Assistant professors, 42 Professors, and 39 Associate professors. Most academics at Grambling State University are Female Assistant professors (37), Male Assistant professors (30), and Male Professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grambling State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 52 employees, and Management with 50 employees.



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