Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Nicholls State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Nicholls State University was awarded 179 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mining and petroleum technology.

Overall Quality

Nicholls State University landed the #1,583 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Nicholls State University is also ranked #15 out of 35 schools in Louisiana.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Nicholls State University?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 94%, some consider Nicholls State University to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Nicholls State University is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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

Nicholls State University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Nicholls State University.

Nicholls State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,906 undergraduates at Nicholls State University with 4,975 being full-time and 931 being part-time.

How Much Does Nicholls State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Nicholls State University is $12,247. 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 +
$9,968 $10,304 $13,412 $15,481 $15,154

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Nicholls State University, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,142 a year. That adds up to $20,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Nicholls State University is 10.8%. 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.


See which majors at Nicholls State University make the most money.

Location of Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University is a public institution situated in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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, 1,105 received undergraduate degrees and 169 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 132 $58,700
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 106 $26,900
Business Administration & Management 100 $30,300
Health Sciences & Services 75 NA
Accounting 53 $29,600
General Biology 42 NA
Culinary Arts 40 $23,500
Mining & Petroleum Technology 38 $49,200
General Psychology 33 $24,500
General Family & Consumer Sciences 32 $24,900

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 3,388 students took at least one online class at Nicholls State University. This is an increase from the 3,169 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,388 941
2017-2018 3,169 769
2016-2017 3,239 823
2015-2016 3,249 806
2013-2014 3,173 642

Learn more about online learning at Nicholls State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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