Southern University and A&M College, located in Baton Rouge, LA, is a storied institution with a history that dates back to its founding in 1880. As one of the oldest historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States, it was established during significant social and educational reform in the post-Reconstruction era. The university was founded with the mission to provide quality education to African-American students, a mission it has faithfully pursued and expanded upon over the years.
Today, Southern University and A&M College is a vibrant 4-year public land-grant institution that caters to a diverse student body of 8,226. The university offers a wide array of academic programs, including Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctor's degrees, as well as Postbaccalaureate and Post-Master's certificates. Its popular majors in Engineering, Business, Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Education reflect its commitment to providing comprehensive and practical education that equips students for professional success.
In the realm of athletics, Southern University and A&M College is known for its competitive spirit, participating in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) under the team name Jaguars. The mascot, the Jaguar, symbolizes the strength and agility that the university embodies in both its academic and athletic pursuits. Set in a city campus environment, the university offers campus housing. It fosters a vibrant community where students can engage in a rich collegiate experience and embrace its motto, "Serving the State, the Nation, and the World."
NCAA Division I - Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
Team Name: Jaguars