Nicholls State University (NSU)

Thibodaux, LA

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Business and Management

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
General Music
General Studies


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Mass Communication/ Media Studies

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Culinary Arts/Chef Training


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Other Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Counseling Psychology
Political Science and Government

Technician Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Petroleum Technology/Technician
Survey Technology/ Surveying

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NSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Nicholls State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

Classes are small, the professors actually care if you pass or not and typically the workload is not too heavy.

NSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.70
Retention Rate 71%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, August, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry

Class Sizes at Nicholls State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 38%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 12%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 49%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 38%
50 - 100 Students 12%
20 - 49 Students 49%
100+ Students 1%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 88
  • Asian: 5
  • African American: 4
  • Unknown and Other: 2
  • Latino: 1
Caucasian 88
Asian 5
African American 4
Unknown and Other 2
Latino 1

Faculty at Nicholls State University

Total Faculty 284
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 20
Full-Time Professors 634
Male Faculty 129
Part-Time Professors 46
Women Faculty 155

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