Southern University and A & M College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,972
0.0201% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,511
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
17.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
34.9%
10,563 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,140
74.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
30.4%
226 Graduates

About

Southern University and A & M College is a higher education institution located in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern University and A & M College were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (88 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (80 degrees), and General Psychology (47 degrees).

In 2019, 1,011 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern University and A & M College. 68.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (899 degrees), 20 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $4,972, which is $−17,054 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $4,972, which is $−17,054 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 $15,511.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,972
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southern University and A & M College was $4,972. The cost of tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $−17,054 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,511
2019 Value
2.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southern University and A & M College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,511. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southern University and A & M College grew by 2.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,265
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern University and A & M College was of $9,265 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.69% 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

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Southern University and A & M College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.75% with respect to 2018, when 80% 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.
17.9%
2017 Default Rate
459
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southern University and A & M College was 17.9%, which represents 459 out of the 2563 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

Southern University and A & M College received 10,563 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.06% annual decline. Out of those 10,563 applicants, 3,687 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,140 students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College in 2019, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern University and A & M College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,687
Accepted Out of 10,563

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern University and A & M College was 34.9% (3,687 admissions from 10,563 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 37.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −6.06%, while admissions declined by −12%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
167
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Southern University and A & M College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern University and A & M College has a total enrollment of 7,140 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University and A & M College is 5,292 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,848. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern University and A & M College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.2% Black or African American, 3.45% White, 2.04% Two or More Races, 0.98% Asian, 0.798% Hispanic or Latino, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.098% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (61.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.8%) and Two or More Races Female (1.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.7%) and White Female (6.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern University and A & M College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,140 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University and A & M College is 5,292 and the part-time enrollment is 1,848. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Southern University and A & M College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Southern University and A & M College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    6,366
  2. White
    246
  3. Two or More Races
    146

The enrolled student population at Southern University and A & M College is 89.2% Black or African American, 3.45% White, 2.04% Two or More Races, 0.98% Asian, 0.798% Hispanic or Latino, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.098% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 111 students (1.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 377 more women than men received degrees from Southern University and A & M College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern University and A & M College is black or african american (899 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern University and A & M College is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (88 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (80 degrees) and General Psychology (47 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern University and A & M College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (17 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 Southern University and A & M College are Social workers, all other (199,645 people), Police officers (145,329 people), Other managers (128,234 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (112,319 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (57,068 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Protective Services (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Human Sciences (27 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Protective Services (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Human Sciences (27 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (46 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (364,823 people), Elementary & secondary schools (285,278 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (175,473 people), Individual & family services (156,175 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,802 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Protective Services (123 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees), Human Sciences (27 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (46 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 Southern University and A & M College.
Most Common
  1. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 80 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 47 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern University and A & M College was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 88 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

317
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
694
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 317 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University and A & M College, which is 0.457 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (694).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University and A & M College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Southern University and A & M College in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 2.73 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

8%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 8% of students graduating from Southern University and A & M College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern University and A & M College is Male and Two or More Races (66.7% 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
    899 degrees awarded
  2. White
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern University and A & M College is black or african american (899 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (45 degrees).

0.495% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    630 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    269 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern University and A & M College is black or african american female (630 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (269 degrees).

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Operations

Southern University and A & M College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.37M (14.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Southern University and A & M College had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Southern University and A & M College employs 89 Assistant professors, 76 Professors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern University and A & M College are Female Assistant professors (57), Male Professors(52), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 185 employees, Service, with 115 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.58M
2019 Endowment
1.83%
growth from 2018

Southern University and A & M College has an endowment valued at about $9.58M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern University and A & M College grew 1.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.9M 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. $26.8M - Federal
  2. $664k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southern University and A & M College received $26.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $664k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63M
2019 Salaries
2.05%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southern University and A & M College paid a median of $63M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 2.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.34% growth from 2017 and a 1.82% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$16.8M
Instructional Salaries
252
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southern University and A & M College paid a total of $16.8M to 252 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% 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
89 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
185 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College were Assistant professor with 89 employees; Professor with 76 employees; and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College were Office and Administrative Support with 185 employees; Service with 115 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 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 Southern University and A & M College was Female Assistant professor with 57 employees, Male Professor with 52 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern University and A & M College.

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