Southern University at New Orleans

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,483

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$5,909

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

16.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

11.5%

1,907 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,430

69.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

16.1%

51 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (50 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees), and Social Work (42 degrees).

In 2016, 514 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern University at New Orleans. 80.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (422 degrees), 5.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (75 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $-15,677 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $-15,677 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,909.

In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,483

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans was $4,483. The cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $-15,677 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$5,909

2016 Value

6.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southern University at New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,909. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southern University at New Orleans grew by 6.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,086

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern University at New Orleans was of $8,086 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.86% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Southern University at New Orleans received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.06% with respect to 2015, when 66% 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.

16.2%

2015 Default Rate

168

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southern University at New Orleans was 16.2%, which represents 168 out of the 1035 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 1,907 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.24% annual growth. Out of those 1,907 applicants, 220 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,430 students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern University at New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 65.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

220

Accepted Out of 1,907

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern University at New Orleans was 11.5% (220 admissions from 1,907 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 21.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.24%, while admissions declined by -429%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern University at New Orleans has a total enrollment of 2,430 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,697 students and the part-time enrollment is 733. This means that 69.8% 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 82.4% Black or African American, 3.05% White, 0.782% Asian, 0.658% Hispanic or Latino, 0.329% 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 (61.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.9%) and White Female (1.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (66%), followed by Black or African American Male (12.3%) and White Female (3.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,430 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,697 and the part-time enrollment is 733. This means that 69.8% of students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%

2016 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 47%. 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

    2,003

  2. White

    74

  3. Asian

    19

The enrolled student population at Southern University at New Orleans is 82.4% Black or African American, 3.05% White, 0.782% Asian, 0.658% Hispanic or Latino, 0.329% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 262 students (10.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 318 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 (422 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (75 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (50 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees) and Social Work (42 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 (165 degrees awarded), Protective Services (96 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 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 & surgeons (395,314 people), Social workers (230,638 people), Miscellaneous managers (219,497 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (198,525 people), and Postsecondary teachers (171,495 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees awarded), Protective Services (96 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and Biology (33 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 Southern University at New Orleans are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees awarded), Protective Services (96 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and Biology (33 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 Southern University at New Orleans are Hospitals (541,018 people), Elementary & secondary schools (403,725 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,964 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,415 people), and Offices of physicians (167,102 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (165 degrees awarded), Protective Services (96 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and Biology (33 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. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 50 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 98

  2. 416

In 2016, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans, which is 0.236 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (416).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.292 times less than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 140 degrees were awarded to women at Southern University at New Orleans in Social Work, which is 8.24 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

14%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 3% 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 17% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern University at New Orleans is Male and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    422 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    75 degrees awarded

  3. White

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american (422 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (75 degrees).

14.6% of degree recipients (75 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    349 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    73 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american female (349 degrees awarded). There were 4.78 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $4.13M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.2k (0.537%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southern University at New Orleans had a total expenditure of $45.1M. Of that $45.1M, they spent $15.4M on salaries and $45.1M on benefits.

Southern University at New Orleans employs 44 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at Southern University at New Orleans are Male Assistant professors (25), Male Associate professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.13M

2015 Endowment

25.5%

decline from 2014

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $4.13M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern University at New Orleans declined 25.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.7M 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. $5.53M - Federal

  2. $771k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Southern University at New Orleans received $5.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $771k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$15.4M

Salary Expenditure

$45.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southern University at New Orleans had a total expenditure of $45.1M. Of that $45.1M, they spent $15.4M on salaries and $45.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southern University at New Orleans as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.4M

2015 Salaries

0.661%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Southern University at New Orleans paid a median of $15.4M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($45.1M) and a 0.661% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.073% decline from 2013 and a 6.18% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.11M

Instructional Salaries

97

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southern University at New Orleans paid a total of $5.11M to 97 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

44 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Assistant professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 31 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Management with 31 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans was Male Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 19 employees.

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

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