Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,181
Graduate Enrollment: 658
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 97.19%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 45.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,135
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1038 - 1228

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 51.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 28.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 18.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 11.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 68.6%
Black: 17.5%
Hispanic: 4.8%
Asian: 1.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 2.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 2.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.4%
Unknown race: 1.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $21,100
In-State tuition: $7,946
Out-of-State tuition: $9,039

Estimated books and supplies: $1,300 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,408 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,362 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,932 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,362 (2022)

Average Family Income: $60,183 (2017)
Median Family Income: $36,747 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 36.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 45.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,675 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $240 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $10,905
$30k-48k $12,084
$48k-75k $14,304
$75k-110k $15,952
$110k+ $16,710

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 26%
6-year graduation rate: 50%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,675 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,256 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,806 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 86.3% (2015)
@3 year 81.2% (2017)
@5 year 81.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 70.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 74.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $38,389 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $44,182 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 8
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 56 $22,336 $217 $23,903 ($1,992) $52,159 ($4,347)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 28 $25,000 $265 $28,985 ($2,415) $32,607 ($2,717)
Associate's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 35 $26,063 $265 $36,052 ($3,004)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 24 $270 $44,347 ($3,696) $57,004 ($4,750)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 36 $223 $43,745 ($3,645) $50,465 ($4,205)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 29 $40,375 ($3,365)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 12 $44,108 ($3,676)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 37 $22,692 $223 $40,290 ($3,358) $40,767 ($3,397)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 19 $42,949 ($3,579) $47,547 ($3,962)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 3
Associate's Degree Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians. 56 $18,848 $67,432 ($5,619) $72,936 ($6,078)
Bachelor's Degree Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians. 37 $19,125 $185 $51,820 ($4,318) $68,486 ($5,707)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Technologies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 37 $31,125 $299 $25,904 ($2,159) $36,238 ($3,020)
Associate's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 26
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 24 $27,625 $206
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 104
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 42 $22,187 $230 $24,831 ($2,069)
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 7
Master's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 115 $27,000 $232 $28,379 ($2,365) $37,721 ($3,143)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 12
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 65 $23,250 $234 $22,966 ($1,914) $37,492 ($3,124)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 19 $475 $39,586 ($3,299) $49,328 ($4,111)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 5
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 7
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 32 $26,074 $239 $29,972 ($2,498) $38,457 ($3,205)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 17 $20,966 $222 $25,706 ($2,142) $27,500 ($2,292)
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 18 $36,940 ($3,078)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 120 $25,631 $262 $67,631 ($5,636) $63,965 ($5,330)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 31 $548 $98,756 ($8,230) $111,276 ($9,273)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 101 $26,000 $265 $37,727 ($3,144) $44,305 ($3,692)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 33 $226 $64,740 ($5,395) $70,214 ($5,851)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 51 $23,410 $217 $40,395 ($3,366) $41,635 ($3,470)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 19
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 23 $26,875 $253 $41,982 ($3,499) $46,030 ($3,836)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 29 $23,025 $228 $33,054 ($2,755) $49,497 ($4,125)
Bachelor's Degree History. 18 $28,512 $260 $40,844 ($3,404)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $59,022
Full time faculty: 100%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 16.0

School's endowment start of year: $17,586,640 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $19,806,207 (2022)