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19-616 Southern University - Baton Rouge

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (SU) is a land grant university and an institution with a rich heritage of serving the educational needs of black citizens. SU attracts and serves students from throughout Louisiana and the region. Presently an open admissions institution, the university serves the educational needs of Louisiana's population through strong baccalaureate programs in a broad range of studies in the traditional arts, humanities, and sciences, as well as professional programs in business, computer science, education, engineering, and nursing. SU offers selected graduate programs, primarily in the sciences, computer science, counseling psychology, mass communications, education, and public administration. SU also participates in a consortium for the master of science degree in nursing with McNeese State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. The university also offers a doctorate program in special education. The university is home to Southern University Law Center; which provides legal education to a diverse and racially balanced student body.

Peer Institutions: University of Alabama, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Florida Atlantic University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Mississippi Main Campus, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Tennessee Technological University, Texas Southern University, James Madison University, and West Virginia University.


This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $4,021,695 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.

This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:

State General Fund (Direct)



State General Fund by:



     Interagency Transfers



     Fees & Self-gen. Revenues



     Statutory Dedications










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