Southern University at Shreveport

  • 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 2,952 students (69% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Southern University at Shreveport is one of 6 community colleges within Caddo County, LA.
  • The nearest community college to Southern University at Shreveport is Blue Cliff College-Shreveport (0.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Southern University at Shreveport places among the top 20% of community colleges in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southern University at Shreveport(LA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty98 staff26 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southern University at Shreveport has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The Southern University at Shreveport diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,952 students1,493 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:135:1
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# Full-Time Students2,046 students382 students
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# Part-Time Students906 students1,111 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
240240
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Hispanic
1%
6%
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% Black
84%
35%
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% White
13%
45%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.280.66
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College Completion Rate
11%
47%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$28,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,634 is more than the state average of $3,474. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,634 is less than the state average of $6,533. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,634$3,474
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,634$6,533
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,234$5,000
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Source: 2016 (or 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?
For Louisiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,474 per year for in-state students and $6,533 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,875 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Louisiana is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Louisiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Louisiana is Delgado Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.