Southern University

The Southern University and A & M College ( also known as Southern University ) is a public university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is one of the most historically African-American colleges in the United States. Currently here are enrolled 10,364 students. The Southern University is the principal campus of the Southern University System.


The Southern University and A & M College was founded in 1880 in New Orleans. 1890, she was converted to the so-called land-grant school. Because of lack of space, the university moved to its present location in 1914, the then Scotlandville to. 1947, the law school was founded. The Southern University System was established in 1974.

Colleges and Faculties

For Southern University include various civilian and military educational institutions with diverse learning opportunities.

  • Agricultural, Family & Consumer Sciences
  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College ( device for gifted students )
  • Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Nursing
  • Air Force ROTC (establishment of the U.S. Air Force officer training )
  • Military Science Army ROTC
  • Naval Science Navy ROTC


The sports teams of the Southern University Jaguars are the. The university is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Famous people

  • Joe Ballard - Army Lieutenant - General, Ret. - Was commander of the Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mel Blount - American football player
  • Harold Carmichael - American football player
  • Willie Davenport - Olympic champion
  • Randy Jackson - Musicians
  • Avery Johnson - Basketball Coach
  • Branford Marsalis - Jazz Musicians
  • Rod Milburn - hurdler, Olympic Champion 1972
  • Earl Turbinton - Jazz Musicians