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How Well Is Nicholls State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Nicholls State University was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general family and consumer sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Nicholls State University as #1,283 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 24 colleges in Louisiana, Nicholls State University is ranked at #13.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Nicholls State University?

Acceptance Rate

Nicholls State University has an acceptance rate of 94%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Nicholls State University.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to Nicholls State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 490 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 490 to 590 )
Nicholls State University received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 20 to 24 )

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Nicholls State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Nicholls State University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Nicholls State University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Nicholls State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Nicholls State University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Nicholls State University is 18%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  18 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Nicholls State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,685 undergraduates at Nicholls State University with 4,662 being full-time and 1,023 being part-time.

Nicholls State University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Nicholls State University is 39.99 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  39.99 out of 100
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How Much Does Nicholls State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Nicholls State University is $11,266. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Nicholls State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,876 $9,884 $12,119 $13,828 $14,129

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Nicholls State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Nicholls State University, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $5,452 a year. That adds up to $21,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Nicholls State University is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Nicholls State University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Nicholls State University make around $37,500 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 6% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Nicholls State University

Located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Nicholls State University is a public institution. The location of Nicholls State University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Nicholls State University

Contact details for Nicholls State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: University Station La Hwy 1, Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 877-642-4655

Nicholls State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Nicholls State University. Of these students, 1,175 received undergraduate degrees and 183 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 120 $58,700
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 115 $26,900
Business Administration & Management 101 $30,300
General Psychology 65 $24,500
Health Sciences & Services 56 NA
Accounting 51 $29,600
General Biology 42 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 37 $37,400
General Family & Consumer Sciences 37 $24,900
Mining & Petroleum Technology 37 $49,200

Learn more about the majors offered at Nicholls State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Nicholls State University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,169 students took at least one online class at Nicholls State University. This is a decrease from the 3,239 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,169 769
2016-2017 3,239 823
2015-2016 3,249 806
2014-2015 3,152 747
2013-2014 3,173 642

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