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Average Salary for Southern University and A&M College Alumni

Around 6,000 people attend Southern University and A & M College, a institution based in Baton Rouge, La. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Jaguars!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. The figures in this overview come from the responses of SU grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (Out-of-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Southern University and A&M College Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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 engineering services industry, the health care industry, and clinical care are just a few of the areas in which SU grads find work. The chemical manufacturing industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from SU amounts to $59K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $67K after graduating from SU, the average woman earns only $54K.


Former SU students with an interest in making money consider becoming Reliability Engineers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $90K on average) among this alumni group.


Dallas, Texas is a hub for SU graduates — a large number call this city home. In addition, former SU students often head to Houston, Texas after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $90K in this top-paying city. Southern University and A & M College grads are so loyal to Baton Rouge that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $65K). Plano, Texas is also a top pick, as is New Orleans, La.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) will compensate SU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $106K on average per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting are the lowest of the pack, earning around $63K.


Roughly one in six grads report using Microsoft Excel as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Jaguars — they earn 71 percent more than their fellow graduates. In addition, those who are savvy in Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Accounting are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just over two-fifths of graduates are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick leave. Health insurance benefits extend to a large number of former students, and a large number of survey participants sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Southern University and A & M College grads are also lucky enough to receive life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

University of Texas at Tyler graduates, who earn $59K on average, make a similar amount to 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


53 %
47 %
$32,688 - $92,350
$49,455 - $104,698
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5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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