Southern University and A & M College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,973

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,668

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

45.5%

5,307 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,118

82% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

29%

241 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 Registered Nursing (132 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (84 degrees), and General Psychology (54 degrees).

In 2017, 1,050 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern University and A & M College. 70.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (902 degrees), 15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $4,973, which is $-15,760 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $4,973, which is $-15,760 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,668.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,973

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southern University and A & M College was $4,973. The cost of tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $-15,760 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,668

2017 Value

9.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southern University and A & M College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,668. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southern University and A & M College grew by 9.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,538

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern University and A & M College was of $8,538 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Southern University and A & M College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.22% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.

15%

2016 Default Rate

383

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southern University and A & M College was 15%, which represents 383 out of the 2561 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 5,307 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 39.1% annual growth. Out of those 5,307 applicants, 2,413 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,118 students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern University and A & M College has an overall enrollment yield of 51.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,413

Accepted Out of 5,307

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern University and A & M College was 45.5% (2,413 admissions from 5,307 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 98.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 39.1%, while admissions declined by -36%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

18

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Southern University and A & M College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern University and A & M College has a total enrollment of 6,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University and A & M College is 5,014 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,104. This means that 82% 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 91.8% Black or African American, 2.81% White, 1.77% Asian, 1.7% Two or More Races, 0.539% Hispanic or Latino, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0327% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (60.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.8%) and Two or More Races Female (1.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (55.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (23.1%) and Asian Male (7.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern University and A & M College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,118 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University and A & M College is 5,014 and the part-time enrollment is 1,104. This means that 82% of students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

2017 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 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    5,618

  2. White

    172

  3. Asian

    108

The enrolled student population at Southern University and A & M College is 91.8% Black or African American, 2.81% White, 1.77% Asian, 1.7% Two or More Races, 0.539% Hispanic or Latino, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0327% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 44 students (0.719%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 422 more women than men received degrees from Southern University and A & M College. The majority of degree recipients at Southern University and A & M College are black or african american (902 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern University and A & M College is Registered Nursing (132 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (84 degrees) and General Psychology (54 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 (111 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees), and Human Sciences (32 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 (198,051 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (149,275 people), Police officers (126,394 people), Other managers (111,504 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (56,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Protective Services (111 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 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, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Protective Services (111 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 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 (329,541 people), Elementary & secondary schools (301,413 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (175,721 people), Individual & family services (135,225 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,275 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Protective Services (111 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (14 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. 132 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern University and A & M College was Registered Nursing with 132 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 314

  2. 736

In 2017, 314 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University and A & M College, which is 0.427 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (736).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University and A & M College in Computer Science, which is 2.27 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 118 degrees were awarded to women at Southern University and A & M College in Registered Nursing, which is 8.43 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% 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, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern University and A & M College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    902 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    60 degrees awarded

  3. White

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern University and A & M College is black or african american (902 degrees awarded). There were 15 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (60 degrees).

1.14% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    657 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    245 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern University and A & M College is black or african american female (657 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (245 degrees).

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Operations

Southern University and A & M College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.77M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $748k (7.66%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southern University and A & M College had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Southern University and A & M College employs 96 Professors, 81 Assistant professors, and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern University and A & M College are Male Professors (65), Female Assistant professors(47), and Male Assistant professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 174 employees, Service, with 119 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.77M

2017 Endowment

6.14%

growth from 2016

Southern University and A & M College has an endowment valued at about $9.77M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern University and A & M College grew 6.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.4M 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. $24.8M - Federal

  2. $663k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southern University and A & M College received $24.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $663k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.1M

2017 Salaries

1.82%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southern University and A & M College paid a median of $58.1M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 1.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.4% growth from 2015 and a 13.5% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.2M

Instructional Salaries

271

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southern University and A & M College paid a total of $18.2M to 271 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

96 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

174 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College were Professor with 96 employees; Assistant professor with 81 employees; and Assistant professor with 54 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College were Office and Administrative Support with 174 employees; Service with 119 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College was Male Professor with 65 employees, Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 34 employees.

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

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