Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, LA)

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is ranked 65 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 262 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 8%
Applicants who took ACT 92%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69926%
600+34%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69929%
600+39%

ACT Score

30-3615%
24-2954%
24+69%

Students applied17,429
Students admitted13,480
Admission rate77%

Students per faculty23

4-year graduation rate41%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$8,038
Fees$2,776
Room and board$11,540
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$23,514

Cost after need-based aid$12,627
Cost after non-need-based aid$19,418

Average debt at graduation$24,509

Out of State

Tuition$24,715
Fees$2,776
Room and board$11,540
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$40,191

Cost after need-based aid$29,304
Cost after non-need-based aid$36,095

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$45,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met68%
Average need-based aid$10,887
Average non-need-based aid$4,096

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment26,156

Full-Time

Men11,298
Women12,304

Part-Time

Men1,313
Women1,241

Freshmen retained85%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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