Tool December 2017

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 93 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 270 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 7%
Applicants who took ACT 93%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+7%
600-69923%
600+30%

SAT Math Score

700+8%
600-69924%
600+32%

ACT Score

30-3617%
24-2953%
24+70%

Students applied18,122
Students admitted13,843
Admission rate76%

Students per faculty22

4-year graduation rate42%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$8,038
Fees$3,336
Room and board$11,750
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$24,284

Cost after need-based aid$13,264
Cost after non-need-based aid$19,985

Average debt at graduation$24,699

Out of State

Tuition$24,715
Fees$3,336
Room and board$11,750
Estimated book expense$1,160
Total cost$40,961

Cost after need-based aid$29,941
Cost after non-need-based aid$36,662

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met66%
Average need-based aid$11,020
Average non-need-based aid$4,299

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment26,118

Full-Time

Men11,004
Women12,208

Part-Time

Men1,467
Women1,439

Freshmen retained83%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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