Southern University and A & M College is a 4-year public Historically Black College and University in Baton Rouge and the flagship institution of the Southern University System. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, SUBR is Louisiana’s largest HBCU. Southern is home to six colleges conferring undergraduate degrees and the university makes its Criminal Justice, General Studies, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies programs available entirely online. For musically-inclined students, Southern’s marching band is known as The Human Jukebox and participates in numerous prestigious events including the Tournament of Roses parade.
Key Admissions Stats
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
southern university is a great school. on a scale of one to ten i give them a eight. southern is helping pave the way for me to have a successful future.
Jacynthia from Austin, TX
Southern University A&M College is the top Historical Black College and University located in Baton Rouge, Louisianna. My University obtains the number one nursing school in the state of Louisianna, has a premire Engerneering program, and also produces the most lawyers in state from its thriving Law program. Not only is Southern University reigning in academics, but student intercation and social activities on campus is another reason why my university is the number one choice.
CM from Mobile, AL
AWESOME! SPECTACULAR! HISTORIC!
Jaci from McDonough, GA
Southern University is outstanding. Its academic history an current academic status is one of the best in America for HBCUs. Also the new renovation to the campus is very welcoming to the oncoming freshmen.
Kaylyn from Leesville, LA
Southern University is a program in which you feel free and able to achieve everything you want. This University offers a lot of courses in which you can develop your skills. If you wanna succeed in life and be a productive person attend Southern University.
Jose from Puerto Rico
Go to this HBCU. Learn to love this school. Southern University will change your life.