Southern University at New Orleans

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,483

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$6,967

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.2%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

24.7%

1,650 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,546

70.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

20.6%

21 Graduates

About

Southern University at New Orleans is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern University at New Orleans were General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), General Psychology (44 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (41 degrees).

In 2017, 527 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern University at New Orleans. 73.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (460 degrees), 19.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $-16,250 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $-16,250 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 $6,967.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,483

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans was $4,483. The cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $-16,250 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$6,967

2017 Value

17.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southern University at New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,967. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southern University at New Orleans grew by 17.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,780

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern University at New Orleans was of $8,780 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 8.58% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Southern University at New Orleans received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 25.8% with respect to 2016, when 62% 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.

13.2%

2016 Default Rate

128

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southern University at New Orleans was 13.2%, which represents 128 out of the 967 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 at New Orleans received 1,650 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.5% annual decline. Out of those 1,650 applicants, 407 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 24.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,546 students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern University at New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 53.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

24.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

407

Accepted Out of 1,650

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern University at New Orleans was 24.7% (407 admissions from 1,650 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 11.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13.5%, while admissions grew by 85%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Southern University at New Orleans in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern University at New Orleans has a total enrollment of 2,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,806 students and the part-time enrollment is 740. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern University at New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.1% Black or African American, 2.59% White, 0.825% Hispanic or Latino, 0.589% Asian, 0.236% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (53.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (23%) and White Female (0.724%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (56.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (16.1%) and White Female (4.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,806 and the part-time enrollment is 740. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

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 at New Orleans was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southern University at New Orleans 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

    1,962

  2. White

    66

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21

The enrolled student population at Southern University at New Orleans is 77.1% Black or African American, 2.59% White, 0.825% Hispanic or Latino, 0.589% Asian, 0.236% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 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, 426 students (16.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 251 more women than men received degrees from Southern University at New Orleans. The majority of degree recipients at Southern University at New Orleans are black or african american (460 degrees awarded). There were 19.2 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans is General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (44 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern University at New Orleans, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Protective Services (74 degrees), and Human Sciences (19 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Physicians (423,299 people), Social workers, all other (288,537 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (283,652 people), Other managers (221,721 people), and Postsecondary teachers (175,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Protective Services (74 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Biology (28 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 at New Orleans are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Protective Services (74 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Biology (28 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 at New Orleans are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (672,843 people), Elementary & secondary schools (636,548 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (440,095 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (390,952 people), and Outpatient care centers (256,796 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (178 degrees awarded), Protective Services (74 degrees), Human Sciences (19 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), and Biology (28 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 at New Orleans.

Most Common

  1. 51 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans was General Business Administration & Management with 51 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 138

  2. 389

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans, which is 0.355 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (389).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans in Social Work, which is 0.197 times less than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 142 degrees were awarded to women at Southern University at New Orleans in Social Work, which is 5.07 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

14%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 2% of students graduating from Southern University at New Orleans completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 14% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 15% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern University at New Orleans is Female and White (50% 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

    460 degrees awarded

  2. White

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american (460 degrees awarded). There were 19.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (24 degrees).

4.36% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    351 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    109 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american female (351 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (109 degrees).

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Operations

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $2.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $20k (0.668%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southern University at New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of $41.1M. Southern University at New Orleans employs 42 Assistant professors, 28 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Southern University at New Orleans are Male Assistant professors (24), Male Associate professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, Service, with 36 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.99M

2017 Endowment

0.433%

growth from 2016

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $2.99M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern University at New Orleans grew 0.433% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.1M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.97M - Federal

  2. $545k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southern University at New Orleans received $7.97M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $545k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.6M

2017 Salaries

0.735%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Southern University at New Orleans paid a median of $14.6M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($41.1M) and a 0.735% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.69% decline from 2015 and a 0.661% 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

$4.73M

Instructional Salaries

88

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southern University at New Orleans paid a total of $4.73M to 88 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

41 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Assistant professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 28 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees; Service with 36 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans was Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern University at New Orleans.

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