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Average Salary for Southern University and A&M College Alumni

Founded in Baton Rouge, La., Southern University and A & M College is an institution of higher learning for around 5,000 students. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank
514
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
190
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
134
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$42,000
Southern University and A&M College Alumni
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Reliability Engineer
2 salaries
$90,331  
   
Accountant
2 salaries
$56,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Southern University and A&M College Details

Address:

Southern Branch Post Office
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Website:

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

5,228

Categories:

State Schools, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

28 %

% STEM:

17 %

% Stay In State:

42 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

69 %
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Industry

Former SU students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the chemical manufacturing industry, the engineering services industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Starting salaries of about $58K are common among SU grads.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $55K on average compared to $69K for male graduates.

Jobs

In the SU alumni professional community, Reliability Engineers make the highest median pay ($90K).

Locations

For reasons other than money, SU grads are most commonly found still living in Baton Rouge, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (approximately $49K). Houston is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of $90K; it's no wonder that SU grads are attracted to this city. Other popular cities include Plano and New Orleans.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) from SU can rake in a whopping around $106K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of approximately $53K.

Skills

Many SU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Excel, with close to one-seventh of alumni using this program on the clock. Former Jaguars with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) abilities can expect to make nearly double their former classmates (about $110K). Other prime know-hows include Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-third of alumni get vacation time. A solid majority of former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A strong majority of alumni have medical plans, and most survey participants have dental insurance. Alumni of Southern University and A & M College also take in life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Median pay for McNeese State University grads is $57K, making their salaries most similar to those of SU grads. Other schools similar to SU include Southeastern Louisiana University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and Stephen F Austin State University.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores* 400 490
ACT Scores 17 21

Key Stats

Gender

Female

56 %

female alumni

Male

44 %

male alumni
Salary
$29,200 - $88,265
Salary
$47,401 - $103,995

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Popular Companies

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Popular Cities

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$80,000

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