Southern University at New Orleans

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,483
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,761
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
60.3%
1,016 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,309
70.9% Full-Time
2019 Graduation Rate
21.4%
50 Graduates

About

Southern University at New Orleans is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern University at New Orleans were General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), General Studies (41 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (34 degrees).

In 2019, 470 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern University at New Orleans. 80.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (391 degrees), 7.82 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $-17,543 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $-17,543 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,761.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 82% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,483
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans was $4,483. The cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $-17,543 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$6,761
2019 Value
13.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southern University at New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,761. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southern University at New Orleans grew by 13.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,205
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern University at New Orleans was of $9,205 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 0.91% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Southern University at New Orleans received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.53% with respect to 2018, when 79% 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.
15.2%
2017 Default Rate
150
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southern University at New Orleans was 15.2%, which represents 150 out of the 989 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

Southern University at New Orleans received 1,016 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.96% annual decline. Out of those 1,016 applicants, 613 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,309 students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans in 2019, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern University at New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 36.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
613
Accepted Out of 1,016

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern University at New Orleans was 60.3% (613 admissions from 1,016 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 30.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -2.96%, while admissions grew by 94.6%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Southern University at New Orleans in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern University at New Orleans has a total enrollment of 2,309 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,636 students and the part-time enrollment is 673. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern University at New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.6% Black or African American, 2.77% White, 1.13% Hispanic or Latino, 0.39% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (60%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.8%) and White Female (1.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (68%), followed by Black or African American Male (15%) and White Female (2.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,309 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,636 and the part-time enrollment is 673. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2019 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 Southern University at New Orleans was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Southern University at New Orleans 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
    1,930
  2. White
    64
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    26

The enrolled student population at Southern University at New Orleans is 83.6% Black or African American, 2.77% White, 1.13% Hispanic or Latino, 0.39% Asian, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 221 students (9.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 286 more women than men received degrees from Southern University at New Orleans. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american (391 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans is General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (41 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern University at New Orleans, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), and Human Sciences (17 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Software developers (530,756 people), Social workers, all other (291,933 people), Other managers (238,680 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (168,688 people), and Police officers (154,830 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), Human Sciences (17 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (27 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 Southern University at New Orleans are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), Human Sciences (17 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (27 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 Southern University at New Orleans are Computer Systems Design (596,565 people), Elementary & secondary schools (539,682 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (426,338 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (296,066 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (280,548 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Protective Services (72 degrees), Human Sciences (17 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (27 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 Southern University at New Orleans.
Most Common
  1. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans was General Business Administration & Management with 42 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

92
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
378
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 92 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans, which is 0.243 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (378).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans in Information Science, which is 1.45 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 139 degrees were awarded to women at Southern University at New Orleans in Social Work, which is 13.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 5% of students graduating from Southern University at New Orleans completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern University at New Orleans is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (70.6%).

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, 6% of graduates (3 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
    391 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    50 degrees awarded
  3. White
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american (391 degrees awarded). There were 7.82 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (50 degrees).

10.6% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    318 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    73 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american female (318 degrees awarded). There were 4.36 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $3.09M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $71.1k (2.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Southern University at New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of $38.3M. Southern University at New Orleans employs 40 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Southern University at New Orleans are Male Assistant professors (21), Female Assistant professors(19), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans are: Office and Administrative Support, with 48 employees, Management, with 39 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.09M
2019 Endowment
2.45%
growth from 2018

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $3.09M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern University at New Orleans grew 2.45% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.4M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.26M - Federal
  2. $667k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Southern University at New Orleans received $7.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $667k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.8M
2019 Salaries
1.59%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southern University at New Orleans paid a median of $15.8M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($38.3M) and a 1.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.68% growth from 2017 and a 0.735% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.01M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southern University at New Orleans paid a total of $4.01M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Assistant professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees; Management with 39 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans was Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern University at New Orleans.

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