Grambling State University
Grambling, LA 71245


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,863
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 20:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,045 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Grambling State University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,340 applications and only 2,862 students were granted admission. Grambling State University is at the #43 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 65% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 16% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT810 to 970
ACT16 to 20

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Grambling State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $0 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $5,735

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Grambling State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 85% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,979 (which is 12.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Grambling State University in 2016-2017, was 623, which is 98% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,380 (which is 20.3% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Grambling State University has enrolled a total of 4,863 students (3,884 students full-time and 979 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,863 students, 280 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 3,883 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 980 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 561 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 91%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 1%

Hispanic: 1%

White: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Grambling State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 20% 430 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 12% 259
Education 6% 140 5
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 138 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 119
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 112
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 85
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 76
Social Sciences 3% 75
Psychology 2% 54

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Grambling State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Grambling State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,700. Last year, out of the total 1,581 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,455 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,739 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,530 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,700 $28,000
Employment Rate 92% 88%
Total Graduates 1,581 1,739

Campus Location

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