facts about nicholls 2014-15

Facts About Nicholls State University 2014-15

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


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Facts AboutNicholls State University


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A Degree from the Best, an Hour from Chouest Nicholls Fast Facts:• Founded: Sept. 23, 1948• Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana• Colors: Red and gray• Mascot: Colonel• Namesake: Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, two-term Louisiana governor and

Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice• Size of main campus: 54 campus buildings on 287 acres• Annual operating budget, fiscal 2014–15: $55 million (including $39 million of

self-generated funds and $16 million of state funds)• Employees: 260 faculty, 380 staff• Total degrees awarded in university history: 45,252• Athletic division and conference: Division I, Southland Conference• Annual economic impact: $275 million

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. The university also has 14 separate college/departmental/program accreditations.

Nicholls Student Profile:Enrollment:6,298 total students• 5,695 undergraduate students • 603 graduate students

Special populations:• 1,035 nontraditional students

(degree-seeking undergraduates 25 years or older)

• 272 new transfer students• 158 military veterans

Student origins:• 5,810 in-state students• 316 out-of-state students• 172 international students

Top parishes represented:• Lafourche: 1,540 students• Terrebonne: 1,432 students• St. Mary: 537 students• Jefferson: 367 students• Assumption: 275 students• St. Charles: 234 students

Top states (other than Louisiana) represented:• Texas: 88 students•Mississippi: 44 students• Florida: 29 students•Georgia: 21 students• Alabama: 15 students•California: 15 students

Top foreign countries represented:• France: 23 students•Mexico: 16 students• Republic of Korea: 12 students•United Kingdom: 11 students•Nepal: 11 students• Brazil: 10 students•

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2014 Freshman class:1,210 first-time freshmen• TOPS scholarship recipients: 62 percent• First-generation college students: 66 percent•High-school valedictorians: 38 students• Average ACT score: 21.8• Average high school GPA: 3.22

Class size:• Average undergraduate class size: 23 students• Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

Graduation:• 1,364 degrees awarded in 2013-14 – the most in

university history• Six-year graduation rate: 41 percent

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 (score at least a 19 in math and 18 in English on the ACT).

For more details on admission requirements, visit nicholls.edu/admission.

Estimated undergraduate costs per semester, fall 2014:Tuition and fees:• Louisiana resident: $3,800•Out-of-state student: $9,000

Housing:$3,485–$5,730 per semester depending on chosen residence hall/apartment; semi-private, private, single or double occupancy; and selected meal plan.

Top 10 bachelor’s degree majors:•Nursing: 765 students• Teacher education: 496 students• Biology: 482 students• Business administration: 442 students• Petroleum engineering technology

and safety management: 424 students

• Interdisciplinary studies: 359 students• Accounting: 254 students•Culinary arts: 254 students• Psychology: 245 students•Management: 223 students

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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 Education

Business AdministrationMultinational BusinessPre-Law

ChemistryProfessional ChemistryPre-Medical/Pre-DentistryPre-Pharmacy

Communicative DisordersComputer Information SystemsCulinary Arts

Business AdministrationCulinary OperationsPâtisserieProfessionalResearch and DevelopmentService

DieteticsEarly Childhood Education

PK–3 CertificationElementary Education

1–5 CertificationEnglish

Creative WritingFilm StudiesLiterary StudiesWriting and Rhetoric

FinanceFinancial Services Marketing

General Family and Consumer Sciences

Child, Family and Social ServicesGeomaticsGovernmentHealth Sciences

Pre-ProfessionalSupervision and Management

HistoryHuman Performance Education

(K–12)Interdisciplinary StudiesManagement

Human Resources ManagementMaritime Management

MarketingProfessional Sales

MathematicsAdvanced MathematicsComputer ScienceSecondary Mathematics

EducationMass Communication

JournalismPublic Relations

Middle School Education4–8 Certification

MusicInstrumental Music EducationLiberal ArtsVocal Music Education

NursingPetroleum Services

Exploration and ProductionSafety Technology

PsychologySecondary Education (6–12)

EnglishFamily and Consumer SciencesGeneral ScienceSocial Studies

SociologyFamily/Youth Advocacy

ASSOCIATE DEGREESChild Development and

Preschool ManagementCulinary ArtsGeneral StudiesPetroleum ServicesSafety Technology

GRADUATE DEGREESMaster of Arts in Clinical Mental

Health CounselingMaster of Arts in Teaching

Elementary Education (1–5)Health and Physical Education

(K–12)Middle School Education (4–8)Secondary Education (6–12)

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration, Executive

Master of EducationCurriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Elementary Education High Incidence Disabilities Reading Education Secondary EducationEducational Leadership Educational Technology

Leadership Higher Education

Administration K-12 School LeadershipSchool Counseling

Master of Science in Community/Technical College Mathematics

Master of Science in Marine and Environmental Biology

Master of Science in NursingFamily Nurse PractitionerNursing Education Nurse ExecutivePsychiatric/Mental Health Nurse

PractitionerSpecialist in School Psychology

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