Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA 70402

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
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 14 120
Master's degree 3 42
Post-master's certificate 0 4
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 11
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
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
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09/27/2008 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $20

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$340/credit
In State Students$340/credit
Out of State Students$860/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$487/credit
In State Students$487/credit
Out of State Students$1,181/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $15,300 $15,300 $38,700
ADN 70 $23,800 $23,800 $60,200
BSN 125 $42,500 $42,500 $107,500
FNP 50 $24,350 $24,350 $59,050
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 43% $4,423
Other Federal Grant 4% $936
State Grant & Scholarships 79% $3,564
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 56% $2,798
Federal Student Loans 53% $4,677
Private Loans 2% $7,233


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$15,543

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.

Southeastern Louisiana University
548 Ned McGehee Ave.
Hammond, LA 70402

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