Southern University and A & M College

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Baton Rouge, LA

This school is more affordable than other public schools for out-of-state students.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$9,340

Avg in-state tuition

$16,720

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Southern University and A & M College

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Southern University and A & M College is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,917, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 43%. The university offers 35 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 28%, and a student-faculty ratio of 22:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,340, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,720.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

43% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

60% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

28% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 16-20

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 850-1043

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

72%

Online student enrollment

22:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

91%

White

3%

Unknown

2%

Two or more races

2%

Hispanic

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

80% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

13

Total Online Enrollment

4,965

Student Location Breakout

72% 28%

Percent of Programs Online

80% On-campus

20% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 14% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 57% online

Master's Check Bold 25% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

80%

State Grant Aid

40%

Institution Grant Aid

24%

Pell Grant

80%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,531
State Grant Aid $2,918
Institution Grant Aid $2,882
Pell Grant Aid $5,278

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

$31k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.