Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)

6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA

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Southern University at New Orleans is a public historically black institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Southern University at New Orleans has a yearly student enrollment of around 3,200.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Southern University at New Orleans offers:

  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Most students at Southern University at New Orleans scored between 17 - 20 on the ACT. Admission to Southern University at New Orleans is considered highly competitive, with only 20% of students who applied on average being admitted each year. More information from the admissions office can be found at

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs close to $4,300 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $6,200 for the year. This school may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Southern University at New Orleans through the NAIA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Volleyball (NAIA Division I)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students SUNO 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

Student Enrollment

Southern University at New Orleans has a total student population of about 2,800. The student body is made up of 82% undergraduate students and 8% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. 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 $4,500-$5,400 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$5,462
Receiving Student Loans67%$5,332

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Southern University at New Orleans may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

SUNO has an overall graduation rate which is around 11%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years4%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2003)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southern University at New Orleans is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Gulf Coast Athletic Conference)
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

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

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

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