Southern University at New Orleans

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,483
2022 Average Net Price
$14,999
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.06%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.5%
928 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,950
54.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
17%
23 Graduates

About

Southern University at New Orleans is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Southern University at New Orleans were Social Work (62 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (28 degrees), and Information Science (12 degrees).

In 2022, 374 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern University at New Orleans. 78.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (326 degrees), 27.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $−19,513 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $4,483, which is $−19,513 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,999.

In 2022, 61% of undergraduate students attending Southern University at New Orleans received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,483
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans was $4,483. The cost of tuition at Southern University at New Orleans is $−19,513 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,999
2022 Value
13.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern University at New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,999. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern University at New Orleans grew by 13.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,348
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern University at New Orleans was of $9,348 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Southern University at New Orleans received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 18.7% with respect to 2021, when 75% 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.
5.06%
2019 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern University at New Orleans was 5.06%, which represents 46 out of the 909 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 928 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 29.6% annual growth. Out of those 928 applicants, 868 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,950 students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans in 2022.

Southern University at New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
868
Accepted Out of 928

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern University at New Orleans was 93.5% (868 admissions from 928 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 29.6%, while admissions declined by −16.9%..

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Enrollment

Southern University at New Orleans had a total enrollment of 1,950 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,056 students and the part-time enrollment is 894. This means that 54.2% 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 87.2% Black or African American, 5.08% White, 2.62% Asian, 1.59% Hispanic or Latino, 1.44% Two or More Races, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (71.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.7%) and White Female (1.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54.4%), followed by Asian Male (13.5%) and Black or African American Male (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,950 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern University at New Orleans is 1,056 and the part-time enrollment is 894. This means that 54.2% of students enrolled at Southern University at New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
2022 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 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,701 enrolled students
  2. White
    99 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    51 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern University at New Orleans is 87.2% Black or African American, 5.08% White, 2.62% Asian, 1.59% Hispanic or Latino, 1.44% Two or More Races, 0.154% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 29 students (1.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 216 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 (326 degrees awarded). There were 27.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans is Social Work (62 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (28 degrees) and Information Science (12 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (90 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (1,679,235 people), Secondary school teachers (468,649 people), Education administrators (313,300 people), Social workers, all other (295,031 people), and Other managers (229,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (90 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), and Education (40 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (90 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), and Education (40 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Elementary & secondary schools (3,110,895 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (431,942 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (405,231 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (346,765 people), and Individual & family services (294,526 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern University at New Orleans are Public Administration and Social Service (90 degrees awarded), Protective Services (75 degrees), Human Sciences (18 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), and Education (40 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern University at New Orleans was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 38 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

79
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
295
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans, which is 0.268 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (295).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.375 times less than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Southern University at New Orleans in Social Work, which is 11.7 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 4% 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, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern University at New Orleans is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 30.4% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    326 degrees awarded
  2. White
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american (326 degrees awarded). There were 27.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

5.88% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    263 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    63 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern University at New Orleans is black or african american female (263 degrees awarded). There were 4.17 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (63 degrees).

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Operations

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $3.14M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.603%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southern University at New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of 45.9M. Southern University at New Orleans employs 36 Assistant professors, 24 Associate professors and 19 Professors. Most academics at Southern University at New Orleans are Female Assistant professor (19), Male Associate professor (17), and Male Assistant professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans are: Management, with 42 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 40 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

Endowment

$3.14M
2022 Endowment
0.6%
decline from 2021

Southern University at New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $3.14M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern University at New Orleans declined 0.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.4M 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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Salary Expenditure

$16.4M
2022 Salaries
6.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern University at New Orleans paid a median of $16.4M in salaries, which represents 35.8% of their overall expenditure ($45.9M) and a 6.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.61M
Instructional Salaries
85
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern University at New Orleans paid a total of $5.61M to 85 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Assistant professor with 36 employees, Associate professor with 24 employees, and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans were Management with 42 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern University at New Orleans was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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