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Facts About Nicholls State University 2015-16

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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: 52 campus buildings on 287 acres

• Annual operating budget, fiscal 2015-16: $54,669,846 (including $39.1 million of self-generated funds and $15.6 million of state funds)

• Employees: 251 faculty, 197 classified staff, 181 unclassified staff

• Total degrees awarded in university history: 46,716

Administration:President: Dr. Bruce T. MurphyProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Lynn G. GilletteVice President for University Advancement: Dr. Neal R. WeaverVice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Eugene A. Dial Jr.Chief Financial Officer: Ronnie L. RodriguezChief of Staff: Alex R. Arceneaux

Accreditation:Nicholls State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Nicholls State University.

Nicholls Student Profile:Enrollment:

• 6,164 total students• 5,494 undergraduate students• 670 graduate students

Gender:• 65 percent women• 35 percent men

Student origins:• 5,713 in-state students• 296 out-of-state students• 155 international students

Special populations:• 1,393 nontraditional students

(degree-seeking undergraduates 25 years or older)

• 273 new transfer students• 108 military veterans

Ethnicity:Minority students represent 31 percent of Nicholls enrollment. The student body makeup is:

• 69 percent white, non-Hispanic• 19.4 percent black/African-American• 3.5 percent Hispanic/Latino• 2.9 percent biracial/multiracial• 1.8 percent Alaskan Native/American

Indian• 1.4 percent Asian• 0.1 percent Native Hawaiian/Pacific

Islander• 1.9 percent other

37 states represented Top states represented: Texas: 91 students; Mississippi: 43 students; Florida: 32 students; Alabama: 19 students; Georgia: 11 students; New York: 10 students

53 parishes representedTop parishes represented:Lafourche: 1,535 students; Terrebonne: 1,386 students; St. Mary: 470 students; Jefferson: 326 students; Assumption: 261 students; St. Charles: 245 students; Ascension: 194 students; St. James: 190 students; East Baton Rouge: 175 students; Orleans: 168 students

44 foreign countries representedTop foreign countries represented: France: 20 students; United Kingdom: 17 students; Mexico: 14 students; Nepal: 9 students; Australia: 8 students; Brazil: 8 students; China: 8 students

• Nicholls offers Louisiana’s only four-year degree programs in culinary arts and geomatics.

• In the past two years, Nicholls biology students and faculty have spearheaded coastal restoration efforts including growing, harvesting and planting over 16,000 plants in coastal habitats.

• The university’s AACSB-accredited College of Business

Administration offers the country’s only maritime management degree concentration designed and supported by industry leaders.

• Nicholls provides 80 percent of the Bayou Region’s teachers and nurses.

• Nicholls is home to the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders, the state’s designated

Nicholls Pride Points:

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2015 Freshman class:• 1,212 first-time freshmen• TOPS scholarship recipients: 67 percent • First-generation college students: 66 percent • High school valedictorians: 36 students• Average ACT score: 22.3• Average high school GPA: 3.25

Programs of study:• 76 bachelor’s degree programs• 23 master’s degree programs• 7 associate degree programs• 1 specialist program

Student involvement:• 120 student organizations• 12 national Greek fraternities and sororities • 640 students in fraternities/sororities• 348 students in University Honors Program

Housing:• 1,346 undergraduates (24.5 percent) live on campus• 7 on-campus housing options

Athletics:• Nicholls has 14 NCAA Division I sports competing in the

Southland Conference — six for men and eight for women.

Men’s sports:• Baseball• Basketball• Cross-country• Football• Golf• Tennis

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 no need for developmental English or math courses

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

Estimated undergraduate costs per semester, fall 2015:Tuition and fees:

• Louisiana resident: $3,800• Out-of-state student: $9,300

Housing:• $3,600-$5,900 per semester depending on chosen residence

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

site for providing services to students with dyslexia.

• 27 of the 28 Lafourche Parish’s 2015 Teachers of the Year are Nicholls graduates.

• The university generates a $275 million annual economic impact, generating 3,000 direct jobs and representing 10,000 plus voters.

• Nicholls nursing undergraduates consistently pass the NCLEX-RN certification exam at higher rates than the state and national average.

• Nicholls has earned the “Governor’s Military and Veteran Friendly Campus” designation and has consistently been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine.

Nicholls Pride Points:

Class size:• Average undergraduate class size: 22 students• 52 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students• Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1

2014-15 Graduation:• 1,375 degrees awarded• 19.4 percent of students graduated with honors • Six-year graduation rate: 39.7 percent

Top 10 bachelor’s degree majors:• Nursing: 755 students• Business administration: 453 students• Biology: 425 students• Education: 425 students• Interdisciplinary studies: 321 students

• Petroleum services: 306 students• Accounting: 231 students• Culinary arts: 227 students• Psychology: 220 students• Management: 210 students

Nicholls Student Life:

Women’s sports:• Basketball• Cross-country• Soccer• Softball• Tennis• Track and field, indoor• Track and field, outdoor• Volleyball

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Financial Services Marketing• General Family and Consumer

SciencesChild, Family and Social Services*

• Geomatics• Government• Health Sciences

Pre-ProfessionalSupervision and Management

• History*• Human Performance Education (K-12)• Interdisciplinary Studies*• Management

Human Resources ManagementMaritime Management

• MarketingProfessional Sales

• Mass CommunicationJournalismPublic Relations

• MathematicsAdvanced MathematicsComputer ScienceSecondary Mathematics Education

• MusicInstrumental EducationLiberal ArtsVocal Education

• Nursing*• Petroleum Services

Exploration and ProductionSafety Technology

• Psychology• Secondary Education (6-12)

EnglishFamily and Consumer SciencesGeneral ScienceSocial Studies

• Sociology*Social Work



Nicholls State University

Nicholls Contacts:

General Information: 985.446.8111 nicholls.edu

Admissions: 1.877.NICHOLLS or 985.448.4507 nicholls.edu/admission

Visitor Information/Tours: 985.448.4507 nicholls.edu/tours

Financial Aid: 985.448.4625 nicholls.edu/financial-aid

Housing and Residence Life: 985.448.4479 nicholls.edu/housing

Alumni: 985.448.4111 nichollsalumni.org

Athletics: 985.448.4794 geauxcolonels.com

Destination: Thibodaux• Population: 14,603• The City of Thibodaux was named among the “Best Small

Towns to Visit in 2015” by Smithsonian magazine.

Educational Leadership Educational Technology Leadership*

Higher Education Administration K-12 School Leadership*

School Counseling• Master of Science in Community/

Technical College Mathematics*• Master of Science in Marine and

Environmental Biology• Master of Science in Nursing*

Family Nurse PractitionerNurse ExecutiveNursing EducationPsychiatric/Mental Health Nurse

Practitioner• Specialist in School Psychology


K-12 Art Education• Athletic Training• Biology

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

• Birth to Five/Early Interventionist Education

• Business Administration*Multinational BusinessPre-Law

• ChemistryPre-Medical/Pre-DentalPre-PharmacyProfessional Chemistry

• Communicative Disorders• Computer Information Systems• Culinary Arts

Business AdministrationCulinary OperationsPatisserieProfessionalResearch and DevelopmentService

• Dietetics• Elementary Education

1-5 Certification• English

Creative WritingFilm StudiesLiterary Studies*Writing and Rhetoric

• General Studies• Child Development and Preschool


• Culinary Arts• Petroleum Services*• Safety Technology*

• Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

• Master of Arts in TeachingElementary EducationHealth and Physical Education (K-12)Middle School EducationSecondary Education

• Master of Business Administration• Master of Business Administration,

Executive• Master of Education

Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Elementary Education High Incidence Disabilities Reading Education*

Secondary Education

* Available as an online degree program. Visit nicholls.edu/online to learn more.