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Southern University Dancing Dolls and Human Jukebox Marching Band

Southern University Dancing Dolls and Human Jukebox Marching Band

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Southern University Description:

Southern University and A & M College is a historically black university located on a 512-acre campus in Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana. The campus sits on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Founded in 1880, Southern University has grown into a comprehensive university that now offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in fields ranging from art to engineering (nursing is the most popular undergraduate major). Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with hundreds of programs every year in the student union, and the highly regarded Southern University Marching Band and Dancing Dolls have traveled extensively. On the athletic front, the Southern University Jaguars compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference. The university fields 14 Division I teams.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,397 (5,228 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,810 (in-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,846
  • Other Expenses: $3,072
  • Total Cost: $17,928 (in-state)

Southern University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Southern University Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 88%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,650
    • Loans: $4,532

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Family and Consumer Sciences, Mass Communications, Nursing, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Studies

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 28%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Expore Other Louisiana Colleges

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Southern University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.subr.edu/index.cfm/page/1157/n/865

"The mission of Southern University and A&M College, an Historically Black,1890 land-grant institution, is to provide opportunities for a diverse student population to achieve a high-quality, global educational experience, to engage in scholarly, research, and creative activities, and to give meaningful public service to the community, the state, the nation, and the world so that Southern University graduates are competent, informed, and productive citizens."

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