Southeastern Louisiana University
Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) is a public institution in Hammond, Louisiana. It was founded in 1925 and classes were originally taught in Hammond High School. The campus was eventually moved to the north side of the city in 1928 and was renamed Southeastern Louisiana University. After achieving university status, the university received its current name in 1970. SLU now enrolls over 14,000 students each year and offers over 60 different degree programs. The university is organized into five colleges with 18 academic departments and is the third-largest university in the state. The campus is about 45 miles east of Baton Rouge and about 60 miles from New Orleans.
The nursing programs at the SLU School of Nursing include four BSN programs. Students may enroll in a traditional BSN, RN to BSN, LPN to BSN, or accelerated BSN program. The university also offers an MSN program. All programs are accredited by the CCNE, while the baccalaureate degree programs are also accredited by the ACEN. The school offers direct clinical experience at several clinical facilities throughout the region. Students also have access to a high-fidelity simulation center. The MSN program is offered 100% online without any on-campus classes, giving students with a BSN greater flexibility to further their education.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students14,285|
|Student to Faculty Ratio21:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||11|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1946 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1976 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/13/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/27/2008 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||19 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$340/credit|
|In State Students||$340/credit|
|Out of State Students||$860/credit|
|In District Students||$487/credit|
|In State Students||$487/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,181/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of Southeastern Louisiana University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$936|
|State Grant & Scholarships||79%||$3,564|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||56%||$2,798|
|Federal Student Loans||53%||$4,677|
$12,135Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,699|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,458|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,673|
|$75,001 to $110,000$15,314|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.