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The annual Nicholls fact book contains statistics on the university's academic and extracurricular programs.

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    FACTS ABOUT NICHOLLS | 2013-14

  • Founded: ..................................................................... Sept. 23, 1948Location: ..................................................................... Thibodaux, La.Colors: ...........................................................................Red and grayMascot: .....................................................................................ColonelNamesake: ................................... Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls,

    two-term Louisiana governor and Louisiana Supreme Court chief justiceSize of main campus: .....................53 campus buildings on 287 acresAnnual operating budget, fiscal 201314: .....................$51,872,987

    (including $35,800,390 of self-generated funds and $16,072,597 of state funds)Employees: ..... 264 faculty, 218 classified staff, 179 unclassified staffTotal degrees awarded in university history: ............................43,888Athletic conference: ............................................................Southland

    AdmiNiSTRATioN:Interim President: ..................................................Lawrence W. HowellPresident (beginning in January 2014): ................ Dr. Bruce T. MurphyExecutive Vice President: ........................................Lawrence W. HowellVice President for Academic Affairs: .............. Dr. Allayne L. BarrilleauxVice President for Student Affairs

    and Enrollment Services: ................................ Dr. Eugene A. Dial Jr.Associate Vice President for Finance

    and Chief Financial Officer: ................................... Michael P. Naquin

    ACCREdiTATioN:Nicholls State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Master and Specialist levels. Inquiries relating to the accreditation status of Nicholls State University can be made to the Southern Association of Col-leges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org.

    NICHOLLSFAST FACTS:

  • NICHOLLSSTUDENT PROFILE:

    Enrollment:6,540 total students 5,892 undergraduate students 648 graduate students

    Gender: 63 percent women 37 percent men

    Student origins: 6,036 in-state students 336 out-of-state students 168 international students

    Special populations: 1,029 nontraditional students (degree-seeking undergraduates 25 years or older) 261 new transfer students 186 military veterans

    Ethnicity:Minority students represent 29.41 percent of Nicholls enrollment. The student body makeup is: 67.94 percent white, non-Hispanic 20.34 percent black/African-American 3.06 percent Hispanic/Latino 2.48 percent biracial/multiracial 1.77 percent Alaskan Native/American Indian 1.70 percent Asian 0.06 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2.66 percent otherTOP

    Parishes represented:Lafourche: 1,613 students; Terrebonne: 1,498 students; St. Mary: 609 students; Jefferson: 361 students; Assumption: 279 students; St. Charles: 242 students; St. James: 199 students; Orleans: 188 students; Ascension: 157 students; East Baton Rouge: 145 students

    States (other than Louisiana) represented:Texas: 89 students; Mississippi: 44 students; Florida: 32 students; Georgia: 25 students; Alabama: 19 students; Virginia: 18 students; California: 15 students

    Foreign countries represented:France: 23 students; United Kingdom: 13 students; Australia: 11 students; Mexico: 11 students; China: 10 students; Republic of Korea: 9 students; Canada: 8 students

  • NICHOLLSIN THE CLASSROOM:

    2013 Freshman class:1,243 first-time freshmen TOPS scholarship recipients: 62 percent First-generation college students: 68 percent High school valedictorians: 35 students Average ACT score: 21.75 Average high school GPA: 3.19

    Class size: Average undergraduate class size: 24 students Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1

    201213 Graduation: 1,342 degrees awarded 16 percent of students graduated with honors Six-year graduation rate: 43.33 percent

    Student enrollment by college: Education: 1,436 Arts and Sciences: 1,385 University College: 1,319 Nursing and Allied Health: 1,226 Business Administration: 1,174

    Programs of study: 77 bachelors degree programs 22 masters degree programs 5 associate degree programs 1 specialist program

    Top 10 BACHELORS DEGREE MAjORS: 1. Nursing: ................................828 students 2. Teacher education: .................554 students 3. Biology: .................................485 students 4. Interdisciplinary studies: .........478 students 5. Business administration: .........400 students 6. Accounting: ...........................270 students 7. Culinary arts: .........................270 students 8. Psychology: ........................... 238 students 9. Petroleum services: .................233 students 10. Management: ........................179 students

    Continuing education: Adult noncredit courses, 201213:

    65 courses 1,977 participants

    Youth summer camps/ programs, 2013:

    97 programs 2,760 participants

  • NICHOLLSSTUDENT LIFE:

    Student involvement: 99 student organizations 12 national Greek fraternities and sororities 630 students in fraternities/sororities 341 students in University Honors Program

    Housing: 1,450 undergraduates (25 percent) live on campus 8 on-campus housing options:

    Brady Residential Complex: 408 beds Ellender Hall: 308 beds Scholars Hall: 212 beds Millet Hall: 194 beds Zeringue Hall: 194 beds Calecas Hall: 100 beds South Babington Hall: 72 beds North Babington Hall: 64 beds

    Athletics:Nicholls has 14 NCAA Division I sports six for men and eight for women.

    Mens sports: Baseball Basketball Cross country Football Golf Tennis

    Womens sports: Basketball Cross CountrySoccer Softball Tennis Track and field, indoor Track and field, outdoor Volleyball

    Admission:First-time freshmen, under 25 years of age, must: Meet the Board of Regents

    Core 4 curriculum (19 units); Have at least a 21 ACT

    composite score or a minimum overall 2.35/4.00 GPA; and

    Have the need for no developmental English or math courses.

    For details on admission requirements for transfer students, international students, home-schooled students, adult learners (over 25 years old), GED recipients, veterans and their dependents, visit nicholls.edu/admission.

    Estimated undergraduate costs per semester, fall 2013:Tuition and fees: Louisiana resident: $3,600

    Out-of-state student: $8,345

    Housing: $3,230$5,550 per semester

    depending on chosen residence hall/apartment; semi-private, private, single or double occupancy; and selected meal plan.

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  • BACHELOR DEGREESAccountingArt

    K-12 Art EducationAthletic TrainingBiology

    Cell and Molecular BiologyEnvironmental BiologyMarine BiologyMicrobiologyPre-Clinical Laboratory SciencePre-Medicine/Pre-DentistryPre-Occupational TherapyPre-Physical TherapyPre-Physician AssistantPre-Veterinary Medicine

    Birth to Five/Early Interventionist EducationBusiness Administration

    Multinational BusinessPre-Law

    ChemistryProfessional ChemistryPre-Medical/Pre-DentistryPre-Pharmacy

    Communicative DisordersComputer Information SystemsCulinary Arts

    Culinary OperationsPatisserieProfessionalResearch and DevelopmentService

    DieteticsEarly Childhood Education

    PK3 CertificationElementary Education

    15 CertificationEnglish

    Creative WritingLiterary StudiesWriting and Rhetoric

    FinanceFinancial Services Marketing

    General Family and Consumer SciencesChild, Family and Social Services

    GeomaticsGovernmentHealth Sciences

    Pre-ProfessionalSupervision and Management

    HistoryHuman Performance Education (K12)

    Interdisciplinary StudiesManagement

    Human Resources ManagementMaritime Management

    MarketingProfessional Sales

    MathematicsAdvanced MathematicsComputer ScienceSecondary Mathematics Education

    Mass CommunicationJournalismPublic Relations

    Middle School Education48 Certification

    MusicInstrumental Music EducationLiberal ArtsVocal Music Education

    NursingPetroleum Services

    Exploration and ProductionSafety Technology

    PsychologySecondary Education (612)

    EnglishFamily and Consumer SciencesGeneral ScienceSocial Studies

    SociologyFamily/Youth Advocacy

    ASSOCIATE DEGREESChild Development and Preschool Management

    Culinary ArtsInterdisciplinary StudiesPetroleum ServicesSafety Technology

    GRADUATE DEGREESMaster of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Master of Arts in TeachingElementary Education (15)Health and Physical Education (K12)Middle School Education (48)Secondary Education (612)

    Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Business Administration, ExecutiveMaster of Education

    Curriculum and InstructionEarly ChildhoodElementary EducationHigh Incidence DisabilitiesReading EducationSecondary Education

    Educational LeadershipHigher Education Administration

    School CounselingMaster of Science in Marine and Environmental Biology

    Specialist in School Psychology

  • BACHELOR DEGREESBusiness AdministrationEnglish

    Literary StudiesGeneral Family and Consumer Sciences

    Child, Family and Social ServicesHistoryInterdisciplinary StudiesNursing (for students with an RN license)Organizational Leadership

    Food Service Strategies and OperationsSociology

    GRADUATE DEGREESMaster of Education in Educational LeadershipEducational Technology LeadershipK-12 School Leadership

    Master of Science in Community/Technical College Mathematics

    Master of Science in NursingFamily Nurse PractitionerFamily Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse PractitionerNursing Executive

    Fall 2013 DISTANCE EDUCATION

    252 online courses 2,847 students enrolled in at least one online course 15 online degree programs 273 students enrolled in online degree programs

    Nicholls offers the following degrees completely online:

    NICHOLLS CONTACTS:Main contacts: ................................... 985.446.8111

    nicholls.edu

    Admissions: ................................. 1.877.NICHOLLS or 985.448.4507

    nicholls.edu/admission

    Alumni: ............................................ 985.448.4111nichollsalumni.org

    Athletics: .......................................... 985.448.4794geauxcolonels.com

    Class Registration/Records: ............. 985.448.4153nicholls.edu/records

    Dyslexia Center ................................ 985.448.4214nicholls.edu/dyslexia

    Ellender Memorial Library:.............. 985.448.4625nicholls.edu/library

    Financial Aid: .................................. 985.448.4048nicholls.edu/financial-aid

    Graduate Studies: ............................ 985.449.7014nicholls.edu/graduate

    Housing and Residence Life: ........... 985.448.4479nicholls.edu/housing

    Human Resources: ........................... 985.448.4050nicholls.edu/human-resources

    Nicholls Online: ............................... 985.448.4803nicholls.edu/nichollsonline

    Presidents Office: ........................... 985.448.4003nicholls.edu/president

    Student Recreation Center: .............. 985.448.2742nicholls.edu/recreation

    Visitor Information/Tours: ............... 985.448.4507nicholls.edu/tours

  • Nicholls is the only public institution in the state to offer bachelors degrees in culinary arts and geomatics.

    Eight out of 10 nurses and four out of five teachers in the Bayou Region are Nicholls graduates.

    Home to 21 Steinway pianos, Nicholls is the first public Louisiana university to be designated as an All-Steinway School.

    The Nicholls College of Business Administration offers the countrys only maritime management degree concentration funded and developed by industry leaders.

    Nicholls holds Louisianas only Federal Aviation Administration permit to operate drones for research.

    Since 1974, Nicholls has given away more than 170,000 pounds of crawfish to students at its annual Crawfish Day.

    For five consecutive years, G.I. Jobs magazine has designated Nicholls as a Military Friendly School.

    Nicholls has been ranked the safest public university in Louisiana.

    Nicholls is home to the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders, which provides services to students with dyslexia.

    Each spring, Nicholls hosts the award-winning Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the country.

    Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning visit the Nicholls campus each summer, where they host the Manning Passing Academy.

    NICHOLLSPRIDE POINTS:

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    1. Alumni House 2. Ayo Hall 3. Ayo Swimming Pool/ Crawfish Aquatics 4. Babington Hall/BTNEP/ SLEC/SBDC 5. Band Practice Field 6. Baptist Student Center 7. Barker Hall 8. Beauregard Hall 9. Bollinger Student Union10. Bookstore11. Brady Residential Complex12. Calecas Hall13. Callais Recreation Center14. Candies Hall 15. Chabert Hall

    16. Chef John Folse Culinary Institute (future home of)

    17. Continuing Ed. Building18. Cotillion Ballroom19. Didier Field (Baseball)20. Electrical Substation21. Elkins Hall22. Ellender Hall23. Ellender Memorial Library24. Family & Consumer Sciences/ GTG Preschool25. Family Housing26. Family Service Center27. Football Practice Field28. Galliano Dining Hall29. Golf Complex30. Gouaux Hall

    31. Greenhouse32. Guidry Stadium33. Historical Research Center

    D.H.T.34. Intramural Fields35. Jazzmans Cafe36. Lindsley Hall (Music Annex)37. Maintenance Buildings38. Max Charter School39. Millet Hall40. Peltier Hall41. Picciola Hall42. Polk Hall43. Post Office44. Powell Hall45. Presidents Residence46. Pupil Appraisal Center

    Find niCHOLLS On:/nicholls.state.university

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    Individuals needing accommodations (ADA) can call985.448.4783 or visit nicholls.edu/ada

    47. Safety & Environmental Bldg.48. Scholars Hall49. Shaver Gymnasium50. Soccer Complex51. Softball Field52. St. Thomas Aquinas Center

    (Chapel)53. Stopher Gymnasium54. Student Publications & Printing55. Talbot Hall56. Tennis Courts57. University Police (Information Center)58. White Hall59. Zeringue Hall

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