Southern University At Shreveport

Southern University At Shreveport

Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana, or Southern University at Shreveport, also known as SUSLA, is a campus of the Southern University System. It was established on September 19, 1967. The university offers a wide variety of associate degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. SUSLA is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Academic Outreach
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences/ Education
  • Business Studies
  • Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • School of Nursing

SUSLA's athletics department sponsors both men's and women's sports teams. The sports teams participate in the Division I level and are members of the MISS-LOU Conference. SUSLA's sports teams are nicknamed the Jaguars. The campus also hosts a wide variety of student clubs and organizations.

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Contacting Southern University at Shreveport

Southern University at Shreveport
3050 Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport , LA 71107
General Phone: (318) 670-6000

Southern University at Shreveport Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology99dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions, medical lab tech, phlebotomy, dialysis tech
Liberal Arts47general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management26business, accounting technology
Family and Social Work20child development, child care management
Mechanics and Repair15computer repair, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance
Engineering Technician15electronics tech, hazardous materials info systems tech
Education and Teaching14kindergarten/preschool teaching
Therapy and Counseling12substance abuse counseling
Medical Administration8medical records tech
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and administration
Science6biology, chemistry
Law5legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering2information science, computer science, web design
Funeral and Mortuary Science1funeral and mortuary
Cooking and Culinary Arts1restaurant and catering management
Media1recording arts tech
Hospitality0hospitality management

Number of programs and degrees for Southern University at Shreveport in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7014
Associate's degree25221

Southern University at Shreveport Student Body

Southern University at Shreveport is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Southern University at Shreveport had a total enrollment of 2,337 students (1,837 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 82%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 17%
20-21 15%
22-24 12%
25-29 17%
30-34 12%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Southern University at Shreveport Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 82 %

Southern University at Shreveport Room and Board (2007)

Southern University at Shreveport offers campus housing for 240 of its 1,837 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southern University at Shreveport Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,318
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,448
Room and board $ 5,000
Room charge $ 580
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,912

Financial Aid:
Southern University at Shreveport participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 768600)

Southern University at Shreveport Faculty

Southern University at Shreveport has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1022
Non-tenured and not on tenure track317

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$61,809
Instructorcalendar year4$45,86815$46,994
All faculty totalcalendar year4$45,86820$49,747

*: 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 year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year7$49,0057$47,291
Assistant professoracademic year6$46,85513$45,098
Instructoracademic year1*5$48,055
All faculty totalacademic year16$50,00425$46,304

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

Southern University at Shreveport Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Other

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Southern University at Shreveport Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Hazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Southern University at Shreveport Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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