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403 Main Street
Grambling, Louisiana 71245
Main Phone: (318) 274-3811
Main Contact: Jimmy Washington

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Grambling State University

     Grambling State University combines the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college, a combination that enables our students to grow and learn in a serene and positive environment. We offer more than 800 courses and 68 degree programs in five colleges, including an honors college, two professional schools, a graduate school, and a Division of Continuing Education. National and local employers recruit graduates from Grambling’s excellent nursing, computer science, teacher education, and other programs.
     In addition to being one of the country’s top producers of African American graduates and the top producer of Computer Information Science grads in Louisiana, Grambling is the home of the internationally renowned Tiger Marching Band and the “winningest” coach in college football, the legendary football coach Eddie Robinson, Sr., whose tenure is memorialized in a campus museum, funded and operated by the state of Louisiana. Steeped in history, with a longstanding tradition of excellence, Grambling State University continues to emphasize the value and importance of each student, exemplified by our motto: Where Everybody Is Somebody.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 4409
Graduate Population: 588
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $4846
Out of State Tuition: $12099
Room & Board: $8109
Applications Due: July 15th ($20)
Conference: NCAA
Mascot: Tigers
Accreditations: NCATE,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 46%
Percent Women: 54%

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Majors Offered

Arts and Sciences
-Biological Sciences
-Computer Science
-Engineering Technology
-English and Foreign Languages
-Family and Consumer Sciences
-Mathematics & Physics
-Political Science
-Visual and Performing Arts

-Computer Information Systems

Educational and Graduate Studies
-Curriculum & Instruction
-Developmental and Higher Education Studies
-Kinesiology, Sport, and Leisure Studies
-Graduate Studies

Professional Studies
-Criminal Justice
-Mass Communication
-Social Work

-Military Science / Army ROTC

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choir, Choral Groups, Concert Band, Dance, Fraternities, Honors Program, Intramural Sports, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Student Newspaper, Television Station
College History
     Grambling State University opened on November 1, 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School. It was founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, organized in 1896 by a group of African-American farmers who wanted to organize and operate a school for African Americans in their region of the state.
     In response to the Association’s request for assistance, Tuskegee Institute’s Booker T. Washington sent Charles P. Adams to help the group organize an industrial school. Adams became its founding president.
     In 1905, the school moved to its present location and was renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. By 1928, after becoming a state junior college and being renamed the Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute, the school began to award two-year professional certificates and diplomas. In 1936, and the curriculum emphasis shifted to rural teacher education; students were able to receive professional teaching certificates after completing a third academic year. The first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1944, in elementary education.
     In 1946, the school became Grambling College, named after P.G. Grambling, the white sawmill owner who had donated the parcel of land where the school was constructed. In addition to elementary educators, Grambling prepared secondary teachers and added curricula in sciences, liberal arts and business, transforming the college from a single purpose institution of teacher education into a multipurpose college. In 1949, the college earned its first accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
     In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education gave the school a new status and a new name – Grambling State University. The university expanded and prospered between 1977 and 2000. Several new academic programs were incorporated and new facilities were added to the 384-acre campus, including a business and computer science building, school of nursing, student services building, stadium, stadium support facility and an intramural sports center.
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