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Southern University and A & M College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Baton Rouge, LA

Southern University and A & M College – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,858

Average annual cost of attendance: $13,118

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $29,735

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Southern University and A & M College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $12,153

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $12,950

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $15,238

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $17,123

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $17,086


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Southern University and A & M College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Southern University and A & M College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 32%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 63%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $34,700

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 51%

Southern University and A & M College Admissions

Southern University and A & M College Acceptance Rate: 99%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 435 to 545

SAT Critical Reading: 410 to 550

SAT Writing: 410 to 500

ACT English: 14 to 28

ACT Math: 16 to 26

ACT Writing: 2 to 6

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Southern University and A & M College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Southern University and A & M College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 69%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 81%

Typical student debt: $29,735

Typical monthly loan payment: $316

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Majors at Southern University and A & M College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Southern University and A & M College:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences – 2%
  • Architecture and Related Services – 2%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 12%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 3%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 2%
  • Engineering – 8%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 5%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 22%
  • History – 2%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 10%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 5%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 2%
  • Psychology – 6%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 4%
  • Social Sciences – 6%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Southern University and A & M College, visit their website.

Southern University and A & M College Diversity


Overall Composition at Southern University and A & M College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Southern University and A & M College full time:  89%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Southern University and A & M College part time:  11%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Southern University and A & M College:  18%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 0%

Black: 92%

Hispanic: 1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 1%

White: 3%

Southern University and A & M College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 9.2

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.