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 Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University - Thibodaux, LA

University Station La Hwy 1, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310

General information:(877)642-4655
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,767(6,135 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,965 $4,292 $4,737 -9%
Out-of-state $10,433 $11,516 $12,687 -9%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,278 $7,212 $7,875 -8%
Other $2,868 $2,892 $2,922 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,236 $8,236 $8,326 -1%
Other $3,398 $3,422 $3,469 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,398 $3,422 $3,469 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $15,311 $15,596 $16,734 -6%
Off Campus $16,799 $17,150 $17,732 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,563 $8,914 $9,406 -11%
On Campus $21,779 $22,820 $24,684 -8%
Off Campus $23,267 $24,374 $25,682 -4%
Off Campus with Family $15,031 $16,138 $17,356 -6%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,450
In-state fees $1,287
Out-of-state tuition $11,400
Out-of-state fees $1,287
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,308
In-state fee $1,119
Out-of-state tuition $12,258
Out-of-state fees $1,119
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 982 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 920 88% $5,877,321 $6,388
Federal grants 404 38% $1,982,829 $4,908
Pell grants 400 38% $1,730,474 $4,326
Other federal grants 326 31% $252,355 $774
State/local government grant or scholarships 849 81% $2,660,073 $3,133
Institutional grants or scholarships 326 31% $1,234,419 $3,787
Student loan aid 440 42% $2,044,491 $4,647
Federal student loans 440 42% $2,010,208 $4,569
Other student loans 7 1% $34,283 $4,898
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,512 71% $24,321,387 $5,390
Pell grants 2,373 37% $10,431,638 $4,396
Federal student loans 2,911 46% $18,522,089 $6,363


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,137 $6,489 $6,532
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,212 $4,586 $4,359
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,039 $4,849 $5,916
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,667 $8,673 $8,632
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,116 $10,870 $11,013
$110,001 and more $9,917 $10,573 $10,651

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,767
Undergraduate enrollment 6,135
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 288
Graduate enrollment 632

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$20

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,174 850 1,324
Percent admitted 84% 83% 85%
Percent admitted who enrolled 83% 53% 52%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 62 5%
ACT 1060 93%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 420 550
SAT Math 470 610
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 20 24
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined -65
Baseball 41-
Basketball 1517
Football 112-
Golf 12-
Soccer -29
Softball -22
Tennis 88
Track and Field, X-Country 10-
Volleyball -17


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1964 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

05/01/1979 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1997 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1977 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1974 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

10/01/1987 - 12/31/2010Accredited


Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations35 5
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 305
Liquor law violations 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 330
Burglary 448
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 230
Burglary 338
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate9.7%
Number in default131
Number in repayment1,348

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00200500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General6---
Category total6---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General45---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography--8-
Category total45-8-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General118-24-
Finance, General18---
Management Information Systems, General24---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General40---
Category total250-24-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies27---
Category total27---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science4---
Category total4---
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1---
Business Teacher Education1---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--15-
Curriculum and Instruction--29-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching18---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs15---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--28-
Elementary Education and Teaching19-0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education5---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education1---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching8-0-
Mathematics Teacher Education1---
Music Teacher Education3---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2---
Secondary Education and Teaching0-0-
Social Studies Teacher Education6---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--0-
Category total84-72-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1---
Petroleum Technology/Technician1537--
Surveying Technology/Surveying5---
Category total2137--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General19---
Category total19---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-10--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General30---
Category total3010--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer4---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist15---
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other9---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General12---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse126---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-11--
Category total16611--
History Colleges
History, General12---
Category total12---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-9--
Category total-9--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-1--
Category total-1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies16447--
Category total16447--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General5---
Mathematics, Other--5-
Category total5-5-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Arts/Chef Training4337--
Category total4337--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General9---
Category total9---
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology--10-
Educational Psychology---6
Psychology, General18---
Category total18-106
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General29---
Category total43---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Fine/Studio Arts, General10---
Music, General2---
Category total12---
Grand total9581521196