Prairie View A & M University

Men's D1 Coach: Byron Smith
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8,524 Undergrads / 9,516 Students
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$13,460 Net Price
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80% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Southwestern (SWAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
11% / 36%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Austin Texas Area
  • San Antonio Texas Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Bryan/College Station Texas Area
  • Beaumont/Port Arthur Texas Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Killeen/Temple Texas Area
Where Grads Work
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Houston ISD
  • Aldine ISD
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • City of Houston
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Houston Community College
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Spring ISD
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • Lone Star College
  • AT&T
  • US Army
  • Accenture
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Community and Social Services
  • Sales
  • Administrative
  • Support
  • Program and Project Management
  • Arts and Design
  • Finance
  • Research
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
370 - 470
430 - 520
800 - 990
14 - 20
16 - 20
16 - 20

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 6,196 1,905 4,291
% Admitted 80% 74% 83%
% Admits That Enroll 35% 35% 35%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (18%)
Engineering (15%)
Business (11%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (11%)
Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (8%)
Health and Wellness, General (7%)
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General (7%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (7%)
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (6%)
Mechanical Engineering (6%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General (5%)
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (5%)
Communication & Journalism (4%)
Speech Communication and Rhetoric (4%)
Psychology (4%)
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$10,786 $23,378
Books & Supplies$1,340 $1,340
Cost of Living$9,075 $9,075
Personal Expenses$4,207 $4,207
Sticker Price$25,408 $35,988

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

91% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship82%$11,912
Federal Grants69%$5,518
Pell Grants69%$5,056
Other Federal17%$1,916
State & Local Grants48%$5,867
Institutional Grants55%$5,739
Student Loans74%$6,187
Federal Loans73%$5,567
Other Loans4%$11,702

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $82.8 Million $8,702

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $29,000.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $15,761 $308

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 12.9%

Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 4,596 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $35,700

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 6.11 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 11% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 10 10
Fondling 1 1
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 4 3
Aggravated Assault 10 9
Burglary 37 36
Motor Vehicle Theft 3 3
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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