Southern University and A & M College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,973
2022 Average Net Price
$16,959
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.2%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
53.9%
10,609 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,226
75% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.4%
319 Graduates

About

Southern University and A & M College is a higher education institution located in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Southern University and A & M College were Law (194 degrees awarded) and Nursing Practice (5 degrees).

In 2022, 1,166 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern University and A & M College. 67% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (972 degrees), 9.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $4,973, which is $−19,023 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern University and A & M College is $4,973, which is $−19,023 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,959.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Southern University and A & M College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,973
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, 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 $−19,023 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$16,959
2022 Value
3.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern University and A & M College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,959. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern University and A & M College grew by 3.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,681
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 $9,681 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.329% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Southern University and A & M College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.33% with respect to 2021, when 75% 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.
6.2%
2019 Default Rate
151
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern University and A & M College was 6.2%, which represents 151 out of the 2434 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 10,609 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24.1% annual growth. Out of those 10,609 applicants, 5,718 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,226 students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern University and A & M College has an overall enrollment yield of 29.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,718
Accepted Out of 10,609

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern University and A & M College was 53.9% (5,718 admissions from 10,609 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 58.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24.1%, while admissions grew by 13.6%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
289
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at Southern University and A & M College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern University and A & M College had a total enrollment of 8,226 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern University and A & M College is 6,166 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,060. This means that 75% 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 87.1% Black or African American, 4.75% White, 2.25% Asian, 1.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0122% 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 (63.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (31.2%) and Two or More Races Female (1.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (42.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.2%) and White Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern University and A & M College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University and A & M College is 6,166 and the part-time enrollment is 2,060. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 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 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    7,164 enrolled students
  2. White
    391 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    185 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern University and A & M College is 87.1% Black or African American, 4.75% White, 2.25% Asian, 1.6% Hispanic or Latino, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0122% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 192 students (2.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 396 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 (972 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Southern University and A & M College is Law (194 degrees awarded), followed by Nursing Practice (5 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Legal (194 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), and Protective Services (108 degrees).

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 and A & M College are Software developers (427,026 people), Other managers (360,990 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (344,016 people), Civil engineers (279,017 people), and Mechanical engineers (204,466 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College in 2022 are Legal (194 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), Protective Services (108 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Engineering (64 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Legal (194 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), Protective Services (108 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Engineering (64 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 and A & M College are Computer Systems Design (456,001 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (426,392 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (359,968 people), Construction (307,735 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (280,065 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University and A & M College are Legal (194 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), Protective Services (108 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Engineering (64 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 87 degrees awarded
  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern University and A & M College was Registered Nursing with 114 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

385
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
781
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 385 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University and A & M College, which is 0.493 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (781).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University and A & M College in Law, which is 0.47 times less than the 132 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University and A & M College in Law, which is 2.13 times more than the 62 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% 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, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern University and A & M College is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    972 degrees awarded
  2. White
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern University and A & M College is black or african american (972 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

0.6% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    670 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    302 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern University and A & M College is black or african american female (670 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (302 degrees).

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Operations

Southern University and A & M College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−28.1%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southern University and A & M College had a total salary expenditure of 187M. Southern University and A & M College employs 94 No academic ranks, 90 Professors and 87 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern University and A & M College are Male Professor (62), Female No academic rank (57), and Male Associate professor (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 170 employees, Service, with 101 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

Endowment

$11.1M
2022 Endowment
7.88%
decline from 2021

Southern University and A & M College has an endowment valued at about $11.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern University and A & M College declined 7.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.5M 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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Salary Expenditure

$70.9M
2022 Salaries
10.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern University and A & M College paid a median of $70.9M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 10.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.7M
Instructional Salaries
301
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern University and A & M College paid a total of $15.7M to 301 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
94 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College were No academic rank with 94 employees, Professor with 90 employees, and Associate professor with 87 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College were Office and Administrative Support with 170 employees, Service with 101 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern University and A & M College was Male Professor with 62 employees, Female No academic rank with 57 employees, and Male Associate professor with 46 employees.

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

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