Grambling State University Overview
Grambling State University is a public institution situated in Grambling, Louisiana. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Grambling draws many to the area.
What Is Grambling State University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at GSU.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- The average GSU student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Grambling State University Rankings
According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, GSU is ranked #1,545 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. GSU also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that GSU has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for GSU
|Best Colleges for International Students||1,097|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||1,114|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||1,240|
|Best Colleges for the Money||1,266|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,810|
Where Is Grambling State University?
Contact details for GSU are given below.
|Address:||403 Main Street, Grambling, LA 71245|
How Do I Get Into GSU?
You can apply to GSU online at: www.gram.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for GSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into GSU?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 43%, and the acceptance rate for women is 43%.
Can I Afford Grambling State University?
Net Price by Income Group for GSU
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At GSU, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $6,975 a year. That adds up to $27,900 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at GSU is 17.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.
Grambling State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,112 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,734 full-time undergraduates at GSU, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Grambling State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,347|
|Hispanic or Latino||56|
Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Grambling State University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 35 countries are represented at GSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Dominica, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Grambling State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at GSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 21st most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of GSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Grambling State University was 28.6%. This is the #725 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||26%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||26%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||35%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GSU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#26|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#86|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#94|
|Business Administration & Management||#198|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#248|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Grambling State University Majors
In 2017-2018, Grambling State University awarded 1,138 undergraduate degrees and 576 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
|Business Administration & Management||0||45||0||0|
|Communication & Media Studies||0||39||12||0|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||0||116||136||0|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||0||2||0|
|General Engineering Technology||0||19||0||0|
|General English Literature||0||6||0||0|
|General Social Sciences||0||0||30||0|
|Health & Physical Education||0||0||31||0|
|Human Development & Family Studies||0||24||0||0|
|Other Visual Art||0||9||0||0|
|Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies||0||19||0||0|
|Political Science & Government||0||6||0||0|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||6||3||0|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||34||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Billy Hathorn under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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