Grambling State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,140
2022 Average Net Price
$15,796
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
7.31%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
42.4%
10,732 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,058
77% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.9%
312 Graduates

About

Grambling State University is a higher education institution located in Lincoln Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Grambling State University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (145 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (78 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees).

In 2022, 809 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grambling State University. 71.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (704 degrees), 37.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grambling State University is $5,140, which is $−18,856 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Grambling State University is $5,140, which is $−18,856 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 $15,796.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Grambling State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,140
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Grambling State University was $5,140. The cost of tuition at Grambling State University is $−18,856 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$15,796
2022 Value
7.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Grambling State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,796. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Grambling State University grew by 7.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,323
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grambling State University was of $10,323 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 $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Grambling State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.32% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.31%
2019 Default Rate
129
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Grambling State University was 7.31%, which represents 129 out of the 1764 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Grambling State University received 10,732 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 220% annual growth. Out of those 10,732 applicants, 4,547 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,058 students enrolled at Grambling State University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grambling State University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,547
Accepted Out of 10,732

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grambling State University was 42.4% (4,547 admissions from 10,732 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 220%, while admissions grew by 87.3%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
68
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Grambling State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grambling State University had a total enrollment of 5,058 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Grambling State University is 3,895 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,163. This means that 77% of students enrolled at Grambling State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grambling State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.7% Black or African American, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.3% Hispanic or Latino, 0.534% White, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0791% Asian, and 0.0198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grambling State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (57.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.8%) and Two or More Races Female (1.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54.9%), followed by Black or African American Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grambling State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,058 students. The full-time enrollment at Grambling State University is 3,895 and the part-time enrollment is 1,163. This means that 77% of students enrolled at Grambling State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Grambling State University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Grambling State University 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
    4,637 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    103 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    66 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Grambling State University is 91.7% Black or African American, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.3% Hispanic or Latino, 0.534% White, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0791% Asian, and 0.0198% 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, 103 students (2.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 343 more women than men received degrees from Grambling State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grambling State University is black or african american (704 degrees awarded). There were 37.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grambling State University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (145 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (78 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (49 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Grambling State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (177 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Physicians (401,835 people), Other managers (193,678 people), Social workers, all other (191,501 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (159,728 people), and Police officers (145,950 people).

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University in 2022 are Protective Services (177 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 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 Grambling State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (177 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Grambling State University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (581,191 people), Elementary & secondary schools (416,947 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (373,138 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (352,858 people), and Offices of physicians (213,210 people).

The most specialized majors at Grambling State University are Protective Services (177 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (65 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (54 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 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 Grambling State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 145 degrees awarded
  2. 78 degrees awarded
  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grambling State University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 145 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

233
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
576
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 233 degrees were awarded to men at Grambling State University, which is 0.405 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (576).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Grambling State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.331 times less than the 133 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 133 degrees were awarded to men at Grambling State University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 3.02 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Grambling State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (85.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Grambling State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (85.7% 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, 0.321% of graduates (1 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
    704 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grambling State University is black or african american (704 degrees awarded). There were 37.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (19 degrees).

0.247% of degree recipients (2 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
    494 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    210 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grambling State University is black or african american female (494 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (210 degrees).

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Operations

Grambling State University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.18M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Grambling State University had a total salary expenditure of 121M. Grambling State University employs 57 Assistant professors, 31 Associate professors and 27 Professors. Most academics at Grambling State University are Female Assistant professor (29), Male Assistant professor (28), and Male Associate professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grambling State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 56 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

Endowment

$8.18M
2022 Endowment
1.24%
growth from 2021

Grambling State University has an endowment valued at about $8.18M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Grambling State University grew 1.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.5M
2022 Salaries
5.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Grambling State University paid a median of $33.5M in salaries, which represents 27.7% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 5.07% 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

$9.18M
Instructional Salaries
157
Number of Employees

In 2022, Grambling State University paid a total of $9.18M to 157 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% 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
57 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Grambling State University were Assistant professor with 57 employees, Associate professor with 31 employees, and Professor with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Grambling State University were Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Grambling State University was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Male Associate professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Grambling State University.

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