Southern University and A&M College

Southern University and A&M College was founded in 1880. Southern University is organized into 13 academic divisions that grant undergraduate and graduate degrees and many fields of study. Outside of the classroom, students can become involved on campus and in the community during. Southern University has more than 150 student groups and organizations including all nine historically black fraternities and sororities. The biggest event of the year for Southern students and alumni is the Bayou Classic in New Orleans where the Southern football team and its band go head to head against nearby Grambling State for best of the Bayou bragging rights. It’s an event filled with history and campus pride. For over 130 years, Southern University and A&M has been committed to the personal and academic success of its students. It is the school’s mission to give students the opportunity to achieve a quality collegiate experience through scholarship, research and community service.

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Type of Institution: Four-year, HBCU 

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

• In-State: $2,905

• Out-of-State: $3,661

Size: 5,700+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 95%

Percentage of Men: 40%

Percentage of Women: 60%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Agricultural Family and Consumer Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Engineering, Sciences, Honors, Public Affairs and Urban Affairs, Architecture, Nursing, Air Force ROTC, Military Science Army ROTC, Naval Science Navy ROTC

Housing: On-campus housing provided: nine residence halls, four apartment units


     • Greek: Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Iota Phi Theta

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Randy Jackson, Branford Marsalis, Russell L. Honoré

City Life: Museums, art galleries, casino, theater/performing arts, shopping, dining, farmers market, concerts and shows, outdoor festivals, one and a half hours from New Orleans