2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$16,310

Net Price

59%

Admitted

32%

Enrolled

32%

Graduation Rate

20/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Southern University and A & M College

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 8,317. In 2021, there were 99 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #20 in Louisiana and ranks #1245 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

99

Total Enrollment

8,317

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Southern University and A & M College

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#20

Louisiana Rank

Combining ranking factors for 23 schools that offer psychology degrees in Louisiana, Southern University and A & M College ranks #20.

#1245

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Southern University and A & M College ranks #1245.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Southern University and A & M College offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology12
Counseling Psychology12
General Psychology33
Social Work42
Total Graduates7524
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 8,551 students applied to the Southern University and A & M College. The university admitted 59% and 32% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Louisiana universities is 7,549. On average, all Louisiana institutions admit 72% and 30% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Southern University and A & M College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 67%. Compared to all Louisiana four or more years colleges, the percentage is 69%.

The overall graduation rate for Southern University and A & M College is 32%, compared to 46% for all Louisiana universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SU to Louisiana Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Southern University and A & M College to the average of all Louisiana four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SU

8,551

Applicants

59%

Percent Admitted

32%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

32%

Graduation Rate

LA Colleges

7,549

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

30%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 389 or 70% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 166 or 30% part-time faculty members employed at Southern University and A & M College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 316 or 57%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SU

20 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

70%

Percent Full-Time

30%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

LA Colleges

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

69%

Percent Full-Time

31%

Percent Part-Time

65%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Southern University and A & M College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $4,973, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,300.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,336 and the average cost for graduate fees is $5,322.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Southern University and A & M College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Southern University and A & M College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,366
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,975
Total Living Expenses$13,341
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$4,973
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,300
Total Undergraduate Expenses$19,614
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,336
In-State, Graduate Fees$5,322
Total Graduate Expenses$10,658
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Southern University and A & M College is $16,310. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Southern University and A & M College presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$16,075$15,865
$30,001 – $48,000$16,163$16,447
$48,001 – $75,000$18,825$19,302
$75,001 – $110,000$21,419$21,086
$110,001 and more$21,800$21,786
US Department of Education

Compare Southern University and A & M College to all Louisiana universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SU

$19,614

Cost to Attend

$8,043

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,310

Net Price

LA Colleges

$29,627

Cost to Attend

$11,539

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,250

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,248 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,586 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $8,043.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,586$8,043
Pell Grants3,838$5,922
Federal Student Loans4,227$6,944
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Southern University and A & M College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SU

4,586

Grant or Scholarship Aid

36%

Grants or Scholarships

3,838

Number of Pell Grants

30%

Pell Grants

4,227

Federal Student Loans

33%

Federal Student Loans

LA Colleges

4,949

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,105

Number of Pell Grants

22%

Pell Grants

2,501

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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