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Grambling State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Grambling State Marching Band

Grambling State Marching Band

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Grambling State University Description:

Grambling State University's 375-acre campus is located in the town of Grambling, a small town about 60 miles east of Shreveport in north central Louisiana. Grambling State is a historically black university whose roots go back to 1901. The university offers 68 degree programs, and among undergraduates professional fields in business, communications, criminal justice and nursing are the most popular. Among the school's dozens of student clubs and organizations, the Tiger Marching Band is probably the most famous. On the athletic front, the Grambling Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university fields five men's and eight women's Division I teams.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,277 (4,435 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,950 (in-state); $15,118 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,169
  • Other Expenses: $6,001
  • Total Cost: $22,720 (in-state); $31,888 (out-of-state)

Grambling State University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,964
    • Loans: $7,802

Scholarships for Grambling State (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Health and Physical Education, Leisure Studies, Marketing, Mass Communication, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 10%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Grambling State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the Grambling State website

"Grambling State University is a comprehensive, historically-black, public institution that offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Through its undergraduate major courses of study, which are undergirded by a traditional liberal arts program, and through its graduate school, which has a decidedly professional focus, the University embraces its founding principle of educational opportunity. With a commitment to the education of minorities in American society, the University seeks to reflect in all of its programs the diversity present in the world. The University advances the study and preservation of African American history, art, and culture.

Grambling State University is a community of learners who strive for excellence in their pursuit of knowledge and who seek to contribute to their respective major academic disciplines. The University prepares its graduates to compete and succeed in careers related to its programs of study, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and to lead productive lives as informed citizens in a democratic society. The University provides its students a living and learning environment which nurtures their development for leadership in academics, athletics, campus governance, and in their future pursuits. The University affords each student the opportunity to pursue any program of study provided that the student makes reasonable progress and demonstrates that progress in standard ways. Grambling fosters in its students a commitment to service and to the improvement in the quality of life for all persons.

The University expects that all persons who matriculate and who are employed at Grambling will reflect through their study and work that the University is indeed a place where all persons are valued, 'where everybody is somebody.'"

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