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Nicholls State University is a public institution located in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of Thibodaux makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

223 Undergraduate Degrees
34 Graduate Degrees
$19,159 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
94% Acceptance Rate

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Nicholls State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Nicholls State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#37 Best Value Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Value Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Best Value Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Nicholls State University?

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

How Do I Get Into Nicholls State University?

You can apply to Nicholls State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Nicholls State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Nicholls State University?

94% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
Nicholls State University has the high acceptance rate of 94%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

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 English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Nicholls State University  ( 20 to 24 )

Can I Afford Nicholls State University?

$19,159 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
10.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Nicholls State University is $19,159. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Nicholls State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,975 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,906 undergraduate students at Nicholls State University, with 4,975 being full-time and 931 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Nicholls State University

There are also 585 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,975 full-time undergraduates at Nicholls State University, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Nicholls State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nicholls State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nicholls State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 936
Hispanic or Latino 202
White 3,406
International Students 77
Other Races/Ethnicities 300

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Nicholls State University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Nicholls State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Australia, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Nicholls State University

769 Took All Classes Online
3,169 Took At Least One Class Online
5.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Nicholls State University. In 2017-2018, 3,169 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Nicholls State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Nicholls State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Nicholls State University was 5.0%. This is the #1,481 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Nicholls State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Nicholls State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%
General Business Administration and Management 7%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Nicholls State University Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Business Administration and Management 101 1 33 135
Accounting 51 0 0 51
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 29 0 0 29
General Management Information Systems 23 0 0 23
Finance 19 0 0 19
TOTAL 223 1 33 257


*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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