Southern University and A&M College Alumni Average Salary

Southern University and A & M College, a school in Baton Rouge, La., has roughly 6,000 undergrads. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Jaguars!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. Replies from former SU students to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.

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Median Salary by Years Experience

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1-4 years
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5-9 years
3 salaries
10-19 years
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About This School

Southern Branch Post Office
Baton Rouge, LA 70813


State School, For Sports Fans

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The education industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $55K are the median among SU grads.


Upon earning their degrees, many SU grads prefer to remain in Baton Rouge; in fact, nearly one in three grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SU grads with a Bachelor's Degree (average earnings climb to around $47K per year). A Master of Arts (MA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (approximately $46K).


Former Jaguars with Microsoft Office abilities can expect to make 41 percent more than their former classmates ($78K). Microsoft Office is a common skill among SU alumni — approximately one-fourth of grads mention using it at work. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of grads are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about two-fifths of alumni get paid sick leave. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; the larger part of survey participants are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of graduates report dental coverage, too. More than half of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Southern University and A & M College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of West Alabama grads is $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of SU grads. Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, and Northwestern State University of Louisiana are also similar to SU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
* SAT writing score is not included.
400 520
ACT Scores 17 20

Key Stats for Southern University and A&M College


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