Southern University at Shreveport

3050 Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, LA 71107-0000
Tel: (318)670-6000
  • 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 34:1.
  • 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 5 community colleges within Caddo County, LA.
  • The nearest community college is Career Technical College-Shreveport (8.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has declined by 46% 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
Southern University at Shreveport Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,952 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,952 students1,493 students
Southern University at Shreveport Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:134:1
Southern University at Shreveport Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,046 students382 students
Southern University at Shreveport Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students906 students1,111 students
Southern University at Shreveport Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southern University at Shreveport Enrollment Breakdown LA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
240240
Southern University at Shreveport Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Hispanic
1%
5%
Southern University at Shreveport Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
84%
35%
Southern University at Shreveport Black (2007-2016)
% White
13%
45%
Southern University at Shreveport White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Southern University at Shreveport More (2014-2016)
Southern University at Shreveport Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.280.66
Southern University at Shreveport Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
47%
Southern University at Shreveport Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,300$28,200
Southern University at Shreveport Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Southern University at Shreveport In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,634$6,533
Southern University at Shreveport Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%89%
Southern University at Shreveport % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$10,800
Southern University at Shreveport Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,235$5,125
Southern University at Shreveport Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 303 students | 8.70 Mi1227 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy
    Shreveport LA  71105
    (318)629-2889
    8.70303
  • 291 students | 10.40 Mi2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
    Shreveport LA  71118
    (318)671-4000
    10.40291
  • 253 students | 10.80 Mi8731 Park Plaza Drive
    Shreveport LA  71105
    (318)425-7941
    10.80253
  • 8,693 students | 11.00 Mi6220 East Texas
    Bossier City LA  71111
    (318)678-6000
    11.008,693
  • 61 students | 11.30 Mi702 Professional Dr N
    Shreveport LA  71105
    (318)798-3333
    11.3061
Recent Articles
December 01, 2017
Learn about trending community college topics this week such as San Francisco's move toward free tuition at community colleges and the rise in hunger and homelessness among community college students across the country.
December 01, 2017
This summer will be wrapping up before we know of it, and your first semester at community college is rapidly approaching. Are you ready for it?
December 01, 2017
To encourage students to pursue higher education, some states are considering plans to offer zero-tuition programs at public community colleges. These programs could make college a reality for many young people, however, critics argue such programs would cost taxpayers a significant amount of money.