Southern University and A&M College Alumni Average Salary

Around 6,000 people attend Southern University and A & M College, a institution based in Baton Rouge, La. Sports have an undeniably strong influence on campus life (Go Jaguars!), and students exploit the school's urban location by exploring the rich resources of their city. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Southern University and A&M College Median Salary by Years Experience


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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2017
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About This School

3rd Floor, J.S. Clark Adm. Building, P.O. Box 9374
Baton Rouge, LA 70813


State School, For Sports Fans

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A large chunk of former SU students are employed in the education industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Graduates of SU earn around $52K on average.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $64K, but the median for the latter is only $45K.


SU students enjoy their time in Baton Rouge, and more than a third of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating.

Degree Major

Former Jaguars who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Master of Arts (MA) and earn a median salary of $46K per year. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $45K on average per year.


For former Jaguars, proficiency in Microsoft Office warrants a paycheck that is 51 percent more than other alumni salaries. Many SU grads have knowledge of Microsoft Office, with slightly less than a third of alumni using this program on the clock. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Engineering Design are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Perks, including paid vacation and sick time, are awarded to a fair number of alumni. A majority of former students set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). More than half of alums have medical plans, and the larger part of grads have dental insurance. Southern University and A & M College alumni are also on the receiving end of life insurance.

Related Schools

University of Louisiana graduates, who earn about $51K 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.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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* SAT critical reading score is not included.
* SAT writing score is not included.
420 510
ACT Scores 17 21

Key Stats for Southern University and A&M College


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