Southern University at Shreveport

3050 Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, LA 71107
Tel: (318)670-6000
3,018 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 3,018 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Southern University at Shreveport is one of 5 community colleges within Caddo Parish County, LA.
The nearest community college is Career Technical College-Shreveport (8.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 121 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
College Southern University at Shreveport Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 121 staff
61 staff
Southern University at Shreveport Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,018 has grown by 47% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,018 students 1,315 students
Southern University at Shreveport Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
Southern University at Shreveport Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,121 students
815 students
Southern University at Shreveport Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 897 students
1,061 students
Southern University at Shreveport Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southern University at Shreveport Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Southern University at Shreveport Asian (2012-2013)
% Black
Southern University at Shreveport Black (2006-2013)
% White
Southern University at Shreveport White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Southern University at Shreveport Unknown (2010-2012)
Southern University at Shreveport Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.20 0.70
Southern University at Shreveport Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,492 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $3,492 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,492 $5,590
Southern University at Shreveport In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $3,492 $10,086
Southern University at Shreveport Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 240 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
Southern University at Shreveport % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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