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Southern University and A&M College, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a historically black college which opened its doors in 1881 after the chartered was approved by the Louisiana General Assembly the year before. The school had to relocate several times in its early history due to growth in enrollment and a lack of land necessary to accommodate that growth. By 1922 the school had been reorganized to being under the control of the state board of education and during the period of transition and after the enrollment numbers of the school began to swell, resulting in the construction of some of the earliest permanent structures in the school's history. The school is prideful of its offerings, firstly as a provider of education, and second as a producer of intellectuals working to elicit change, and finally through its historic origins and ties to the region.
Southern University and A&M College offers a large number of majors, allowing students to choose the program and line of study that best reflect their future goals and current interests. Students in an undergraduate program will take a collection of classes over the course of four years that combine studies related to one's major, general education, and electives to provide a well rounded curriculum for the student. Students may also opt to take on a minor course of study, resulting an additional set of classes that provide the student with knowledge in a secondary field. Students will earn a bachelor's degree upon completion and may choose to continue their studies through graduate programs or enter the workforce in a field related to their studies.
Graduate level programs are also available, requiring a separate application, an undergraduate degree, and acceptable graduate exam scores. Students interested in studying at this level will have to review the requirements of their program of interest as specific criterion differ among programs.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Southern University and A&M College is a public, four year institution. Students interested in enrollment must complete the application for admission, provide transcripts and standardized test scores, as well as complete a personal statement after which the school will review the provided materials and render judgement regarding admissions. Requirements for residents of the state or more lax than those applying from out of state, with near guaranteed admission for any resident student having graduated high school with a 2.0 and having earned an 18 on their SAT. As stated above, graduate programs will each have their own requirements for admission.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine financial needs and aid program eligibility. Aid must be applied for prior to the start of each academic year. Additionally, students may be chosen at random to provide additional information to be compared to their FAFSA in order to ensure its accuracy due to new federal regulations regarding the disbursement of financial aid.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Southern University and A&M College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Southern University and A&M College has a total student population of about 7,500, with undergraduate students making up about 83% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $5,000-$6,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $340 to $410 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||91%||$5,341|
|Receiving Student Loans||24%||$5,017|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Southern University and A&M College may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Southern University and A&M College has an overall graduation rate which is around 32%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||14%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||10%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
Southern University and A&M College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
- Football (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA (8 miles away)
- Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA (44 miles away)
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, LA (54 miles away)
- Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA (56 miles away)
- University of New Orleans in New Orleans, LA (76 miles away)
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