Grambling State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,140

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,427

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.9%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

42.8%

7,232 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,191

78% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

35.1%

261 Graduates

About

Grambling State University is a higher education institution located in Lincoln Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grambling State University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (103 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees), and Social Work (45 degrees).

In 2017, 821 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grambling State University. 63.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (722 degrees), 65.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grambling State University is $5,140, which is $-15,593 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grambling State University is $5,140, which is $-15,593 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,427.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,140

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Grambling State University was $5,140. The cost of tuition at Grambling State University is $-15,593 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,427

2017 Value

6.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Grambling State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,427. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Grambling State University grew by 6.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,321

Room and Board

$1,749

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grambling State University was of $10,321 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,749. The cost of room and board increased by 3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Grambling State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.56% with respect to 2016, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

17.9%

2016 Default Rate

349

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Grambling State University was 17.9%, which represents 349 out of the 1945 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Grambling State University received 7,232 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 14.1% annual growth. Out of those 7,232 applicants, 3,093 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,191 students enrolled at Grambling State University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grambling State University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,093

Accepted Out of 7,232

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grambling State University was 42.8% (3,093 admissions from 7,232 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 45.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 14.1%, while admissions grew by 8.07%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Grambling State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grambling State University has a total enrollment of 5,191 students. The full-time enrollment at Grambling State University is 4,051 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,140. This means that 78% of students enrolled at Grambling State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grambling State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.4% Black or African American, 1.46% White, 1.41% Two or More Races, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.116% Asian, and 0.0385% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grambling State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (53.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (36.1%) and Two or More Races Female (1.18%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (58.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (30.6%) and White Female (3.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grambling State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,191 students. The full-time enrollment at Grambling State University is 4,051 and the part-time enrollment is 1,140. This means that 78% of students enrolled at Grambling State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Grambling State University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Grambling State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    4,692

  2. White

    76

  3. Two or More Races

    73

The enrolled student population at Grambling State University is 90.4% Black or African American, 1.46% White, 1.41% Two or More Races, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.116% Asian, and 0.0385% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 31 students (0.597%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 215 more women than men received degrees from Grambling State University. The majority of degree recipients at Grambling State University are black or african american (722 degrees awarded). There were 65.6 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grambling State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (72 degrees) and Social Work (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Grambling State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (234 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,947,752 people), Secondary school teachers (316,855 people), Education administrators (289,082 people), Other managers (234,245 people), and Social workers, all other (220,112 people).

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (234 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Education (79 degrees), and Communications (31 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Physicians, Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (234 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Education (79 degrees), and Communications (31 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,908,493 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (387,642 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (362,411 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (256,589 people), and Individual & family services (167,739 people).

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (234 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (96 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (57 degrees), Education (79 degrees), and Communications (31 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grambling State University.

Most Common

  1. 103 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grambling State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 103 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 303

  2. 518

In 2017, 303 degrees were awarded to men at Grambling State University, which is 0.585 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (518).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Grambling State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.453 times less than the 161 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 161 degrees were awarded to women at Grambling State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 2.21 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

35%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% of students graduating from Grambling State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grambling State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.766% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    722 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    11 degrees awarded

  3. White

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grambling State University is black or african american (722 degrees awarded). There were 65.6 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (11 degrees).

0.244% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    477 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    245 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grambling State University is black or african american female (477 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (245 degrees).

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Operations

Grambling State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.25M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.14M (15.7%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Grambling State University had a total salary expenditure of $94.1M. Grambling State University employs 52 Assistant professors, 37 Professors, and 37 Associate professors. Most academics at Grambling State University are Male Professors (27), Male Assistant professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grambling State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 54 employees, and Management with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.25M

2017 Endowment

1.76%

decline from 2016

Grambling State University has an endowment valued at about $7.25M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Grambling State University declined 1.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.23M - Federal

  2. $861k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Grambling State University received $5.23M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $861k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.6M

2017 Salaries

8.04%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Grambling State University paid a median of $29.6M in salaries, which represents 31.4% of their overall expenditure ($94.1M) and a 8.04% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.11% growth from 2015 and a 4.68% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.72M

Instructional Salaries

149

Number of Employees

In 2017, Grambling State University paid a total of $8.72M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

52 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

95 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grambling State University were Assistant professor with 52 employees; Professor with 37 employees; and Professor with 37 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grambling State University were Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees; and Management with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grambling State University was Male Professor with 27 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Grambling State University.

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