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Southern University and A & M College Overview

Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Southern University and A & M College is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Baton Rouge makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Southern University and A & M College Known For?

730 Undergraduate Awards
$23,604 Avg Cost After Aid
45% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Southern University and A & M College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southern University and A & M College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Southern University and A & M College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Pharmacology & Toxicology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Public Policy Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southern University and A & M College?

Location of Southern University and A & M College

Contact details for Southern University and A & M College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3Rd Floor, J.S. Clark Adm. Building, P.O. Box 9374, Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Phone: 225-771-4500
Website: www.subr.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-University-and-AM-College-Baton-Rouge-LA/116700329566
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SouthernU_BR

Admission Requirements for Southern University and A & M College

Submission Required?
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 required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Southern University and A & M College?

45% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Southern University and A & M College. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 45%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 41%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Southern University and A & M College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 350 and 490. Math scores were between 390 and 490.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern University and A & M College  ( 350 to 490 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Southern University and A & M College  ( 390 to 490 )
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800
Southern University and A & M College received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 21.

ACT English Scores for Southern University and A & M College  ( 16 to 22 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Southern University and A & M College  ( 16 to 20 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Southern University and A & M College  ( 17 to 21 )
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36

Can I Afford Southern University and A & M College?

$23,604 Net Price
85% Take Out Loans
14.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Southern University and A & M College is $23,604. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Southern University and A & M College, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $6,273 a year. That adds up to $25,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern University and A & M College is 14.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Southern University and A & M College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,875 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,324 undergraduate students at Southern University and A & M College, with 4,875 being full-time and 1,449 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southern University and A & M College

There are also 816 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,875 full-time undergraduates at Southern University and A & M College, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southern University and A & M College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern University and A & M College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southern University and A & M College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 4,543
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 92
International Students 39
Other Races/Ethnicities 156

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Southern University and A & M College. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at Southern University and A & M College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nigeria, and Cameroon.

Online Learning at Southern University and A & M College

275 Took All Classes Online
1,532 Took At Least One Class Online
25.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Southern University and A & M College. In 2017-2018, 1,532 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southern University and A & M College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th 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 Southern University and A & M College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern University and A & M College was 25.5%. This is the #779 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southern University and A & M College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Southern University and A & M College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 8%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 11%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11%
Public Administration 22%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Southern University and A & M College 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 Southern University and A & M College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #13
Public Administration #15
Computer Science #16
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #16
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #37
General Psychology #39
Public Administration & Social Service #49
Psychology #57
Computer & Information Sciences #80
Criminal Justice & Corrections #92
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #101
Business Administration & Management #212
Health Professions #233
Business, Management & Marketing #269

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%.

Southern University and A & M College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Criminal Justice & Corrections 88 35 0 123
Nursing 80 30 7 117
Business Administration & Management 40 21 0 61
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 52 8 0 60
Communication Sciences 21 26 0 47
General Psychology 47 0 0 47
Computer Science 23 23 0 46
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 46 0 0 46
General Biology 29 12 0 41
Accounting 40 0 0 40
Public Administration 0 36 0 36
Communication & Media Studies 27 0 0 27
General Family & Consumer Sciences 27 0 0 27
Mechanical Engineering 23 0 0 23
Social Work 23 0 0 23
Civil Engineering 22 0 0 22
Sociology 21 0 0 21
Educational Administration 0 18 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 10 8 0 18
Marketing 17 0 0 17
Forestry 6 6 5 17
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 14 0 14
Political Science & Government 13 0 0 13
General Agriculture 12 0 0 12
Chemistry 11 0 0 11
Mathematics 6 4 0 10
General English Literature 9 0 0 9
History 9 0 0 9
Public Policy 0 0 9 9
Music 9 0 0 9
Finance & Financial Management 8 0 0 8
Electrical Engineering 8 0 0 8
General Social Sciences 0 7 0 7
General Engineering 0 5 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 4 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 3 3
Electronics Engineering Technology 3 0 0 3
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
General Architecture 0 0 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 730 253 28 1,011

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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