Southern University at Shreveport

3050 Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport
LA, 71107
Tel: (318)670-6000
2,937 students
Public institution
Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University System, seeks to provide a quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates and associate degrees; and, offers courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.
School Highlights:
Southern University at Shreveport serves 2,937 students (65% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Southern University at Shreveport is one of 5 community colleges within Caddo County, LA.
The nearest community college is Career Technical College-Shreveport (8.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southern University at Shreveport Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,937 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,937 students
1,303 students
Southern University at Shreveport Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,920 students
834 students
Southern University at Shreveport Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,017 students
1,040 students
Southern University at Shreveport Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southern University at Shreveport sch enrollment Southern University at Shreveport sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Southern University at Shreveport Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
80%
11%
Southern University at Shreveport Black (2006-2012)
% White
18%
66%
Southern University at Shreveport White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Southern University at Shreveport sch ethnicity Southern University at Shreveport sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.33 0.44
Southern University at Shreveport Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,304 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,304 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,304 $5,890
Southern University at Shreveport In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,304 $10,050
Southern University at Shreveport Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1967, Southern University at Shreveport made its humble beginnings here, on what is now called the Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus. From the beginning, the priority has been to aid people from diverse backgrounds to improve the quality of their lives and become contributing participants in this community's cultural and economic development. As the needs of the Shreveport/Bossier City metropolitan area have changed over the years, so has the Southern University at Shreveport campus and its role as an active participant in raising the level of excellence for the community. Southern University at Shreveport offers a wide array of courses designed to facilitate admission to four-year senior institutions, address the needs of the work force development community, upgrade your skills in the latest trends in business and industry through credit and non-credit courses, provide short-range training programs designed for the working professional, or simply enhance your learning for the joy of it. Southern University has two additional locations to serve the educational needs of the community: the Downtown Metro Center providing state-of-the-art allied health programs, and the Aerospace Technology Center that houses the FAA-approved Aerospace Technology and Maintenance programs. We also offer nationally recognized programs in Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Dental Hygiene. Couple the multitude of academic, social and personal services offered by the University with the beautiful scenery unique to the Martin Luther King Campus, and you have an educational environment that is beyond comparison. Southern University at Shreveport is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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Did You Know?
Shreveport community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.39, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Shreveport is Career Technical College-Shreveport. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.