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 Southern University at New Orleans

Southern University at New Orleans - New Orleans, LA

6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126

General information:(504)286-5000
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,245(2,805 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
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%
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
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 $3,072 $3,360 $3,906 -14%
Out-of-state $4,772 $4,772 $5,678 -16%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $6,643 $6,643 0%
Other $ $2,868 $2,868 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,236 $8,236 $8,236 0%
Other $3,398 $3,398 $3,398 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,398 $3,398 $3,398 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,272 $14,071 $14,617 0%
Off Campus $15,906 $16,194 $16,740 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,670 $7,958 $8,504 -13%
On Campus $5,972 $15,483 $16,389 -6%
Off Campus $17,606 $17,606 $18,512 -6%
Off Campus with Family $9,370 $9,370 $10,276 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,676
In-state fees $1,230
Out-of-state tuition $4,448
Out-of-state fees $1,230
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 $3,768
In-state fee $1,034
Out-of-state tuition $3,768
Out-of-state fees $1,034
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 309 97% --
Grant or scholarship aid 309 97% $1,721,282 $5,570
Federal grants 282 88% $1,442,518 $5,115
Pell grants 282 88% $1,424,868 $5,053
Other federal grants 35 11% $17,650 $504
State/local government grant or scholarships 92 29% $80,042 $870
Institutional grants or scholarships 49 15% $198,722 $4,056
Student loan aid 229 72% $1,359,261 $5,936
Federal student loans 229 72% $1,359,261 $5,936
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
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 2,143 83% $11,393,976 $5,317
Pell grants 2,075 80% $10,216,331 $4,924
Federal student loans 1,892 73% $15,249,523 $8,060


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 $9,517 $10,286 $10,974
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 $9,448 $7,462 $7,625
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,808 $7,820 $8,202
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,302 $11,328 $10,933
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,235 $11,138 $12,898
$110,001 and more Not applicable $11,168 Not applicable

• 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 3,245
Undergraduate enrollment 2,805
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 210
Graduate enrollment 440

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,059 720 1,339
Percent admitted 20% 20% 20%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 16% 18%
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 2 1%
ACT 279 79%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 17 20
ACT English 18 21
ACT Math 16 20
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, 24 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NAIA Division IMenWomen
All Track Combined 2224
Basketball 1215
Volleyball -10


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1970 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

03/20/2003 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession021
Drug law violations03 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession --20
Drug law violations --30
Liquor law violations --00
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 041
Burglary 330
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter --0--
Negligent manslaughter --00
Sex offenses - Forcible --00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) --00
Robbery --00
Aggravated assault --40
Burglary --20
Motor vehicle theft --00
Arson --00
• (!) 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 Rate17%
Number in default135
Number in repayment794

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00202600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-28-
Category total-28-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General-3-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-44-
Management Information Systems and Services, Other16--
Management Information Systems, General-21-
Category total1669-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-2-
Information Science/Studies2--
Category total22-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching-4-
Category total-4-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-0-
Category total-0-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Community Services-7-
Category total-7-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-0-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-524
Category total-524
History Colleges
History, General-5-
Category total-5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies4241-
Category total4241-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-16-
Category total-16-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-2-
Category total-2-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Museology/Museum Studies15--
Category total15--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-1-
Category total-1-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-46-
Category total-46-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-9-
Social Work8237-
Category total8246-
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General-1-
Category total-2-
Grand total15727424