Grambling Honored as a “Standout”
Grambling clearly has laurels that we could rest on: 98% of our academic programs are accredited. Instead, we’re building on them. That is the new beginning.
This past February, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni sent a letter to the ULS Board of Supervisors and to me, commending Grambling State University as a “standout”—a standout—in ensuring that our students graduate with a core foundation of knowledge. We are the only university in the state of Louisiana, for example, that requires completion of an economics course for graduation.
What’s important here is that most universities in this country—even many considered to be the best–did not receive that letter. Actually, Grambling is one of the best in the country. Many people simply aren’t aware of it.
For example, did you know that we have graduated more Computer and Information Science students during the past 10 years than any other university in the state of Louisiana? We’re a standout!
Did you know that since our nursing program launched in 1993, we have graduated more than…
- 1,000 registered nurses
- 113 nurse practitioners
- 30 nurse educators with master’s degrees
We are also a standout in the critically important STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It’s due, in part, to our Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology, which we established in 2005.
- The Center is reforming all introductory mathematics courses.
- There are summer programs for a select group of pre-freshmen and sophomores—with scholarships, research, and mentoring.
- The Center also conducts summer programs for science teachers from local middle and high schools that focus on laboratory experiments.
In four short years, Grambling was ranked #9 in the U.S. for the number of degrees in Computer Information Science awarded to African Americans. We were 14th in awarding degrees in physical science, and number 15 among the universities awarding degrees in chemistry to African Americans.