Grambling State University

Grambling State University

Grambling State University is a public, coeducational university, located in Grambling, Louisiana. It was established in 1901, and was accredited in 1949. It is named after Judson H. Grambling, a sawmill owner. The university offers a wide variety of degree and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic units:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Graduate Studies & Research

The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers. They compete in the NCAA Division I in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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Contacting Grambling State

Grambling State University
403 Main Street
Grambling , LA 71245
General Phone: (318) 247-3811

Grambling State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement89criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Business and Management82business management, accounting, managerial economics, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine77registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Family and Social Work71child development, public administration, social work
Education and Teaching59curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, art education, business teaching, ...
Computer Science and Engineering50information science, computer science
Science44biology, chemistry, physics
Media44mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy40parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Liberal Arts33French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Engineering Technician27electronics tech, industrial tech, drafting
Therapy and Counseling20psychology
Law17pre-law, legal assistant
Hospitality6hotel management
Art Studies5art studies
Medical Support and Technology2speech pathology
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Music1music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Grambling State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree53746
Master's degree9314
Doctor's degree33
Associate's degree363
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11
Post-master's certificate01

Grambling State Student Body

Grambling State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Grambling State had a total enrollment of 5,161 students (5,063 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 5%
Black 87%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 27%
22-24 20%
25-29 9%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Grambling State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 25 %

Grambling State Room and Board (2007)

Grambling State offers campus housing for 2,689 of its 5,063 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Grambling, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Grambling State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420460
SAT Math420460
SAT Writing410460
ACT Verbal1719
ACT Math1618
ACT Composite1719

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT25%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Grambling State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,804
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,154
Room and board $ 7,858
Room charge $ 5,286
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,572
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,509

Financial Aid:
Grambling State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 200600)

Grambling State Faculty

Grambling State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3932
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1939

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$86,5091*
Associate professorcalendar year6$77,3977$71,670
Assistant professorcalendar year6$71,82613$59,050
Instructorcalendar year3$46,5396$43,958
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year21$74,00028$60,561

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$71,66013$67,925
Associate professoracademic year20$60,26416$57,268
Assistant professoracademic year40$50,26943$51,558
Instructoracademic year8$42,42917$41,868
Lectureracademic year6$48,8837$39,000
All faculty totalacademic year113$58,79296$52,094

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Grambling State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southwestern Athletic Conference
Basketball Southwestern Athletic Conference
Baseball Southwestern Athletic Conference
Track Southwestern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports126981

Grambling State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Public Administration
Social Work

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Grambling State Apart:

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checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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