Founded in 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School, Grambling State University serves more than 5,000 students representing 37 states and 27 countries.


As one of the country’s top producers of African American graduates in Computer Information Science, we take pride in preparing graduates that are unafraid to forge new paths and thrive beyond barriers. 

From the legacy of legendary college football coach Eddie Robinson, Sr., whose tenure is memorialized in a campus museum, the World Famed Tiger Marching Band, impactful research, or championship athletics, the world has become aware of who we are. It is continuance of our mission to become the premier HBCU that causes us to strive even further. For more than 120 years, our undaunted vision has been the pillar of institutional longevity. We are amazed by how far we've come and inspired by the promise that lies within what we can achieve in the future. We understand our why and know that it lies within each brilliant mind that walks our campus. 


As we continue in our vision to be one of the premiere universities in the world that embraces educational opportunity and diversity, our core values are embodied in our Philosophy and Mission.

Philosophy Statement:

Grambling State University endeavors to achieve excellence in higher education through teaching, research and service governed by the principles of academic freedom. The University believes that education is the cornerstone of an enlightened, creative and productive society. It strives to be true to its motto: “Grambling State University is the place where everybody is somebody.”


Mission Statement:

Grambling State University is a comprehensive, historically-black, public institution that offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Through its undergraduate major courses of study, which are under girded by a traditional liberal arts program, and through its graduate school, which has a decidedly professional focus, the University embraces its founding principle of educational opportunity. With a commitment to the education of minorities in American society, the University seeks to reflect in all of its programs the diversity present in the world. The university advances the study and preservation of African American history, art and culture.

Grambling State University is a community of learners who strive for excellence in their pursuit of knowledge and who seek to contribute to their respective major academic disciplines. The University prepares its graduates to compete and succeed in careers related to its programs of study, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and to lead productive lives as informed citizens in a democratic society. The University provides its students a living and learning environment which nurtures their development for leadership in academics, athletics, campus governance, and in their future pursuits.

The University affords each student the opportunity to pursue any program of study provided that the student makes reasonable progress and demonstrates that progress in standard ways. Grambling fosters, in its students, a commitment to service and to the improvement in the quality of life for all persons. The University expects that all persons who matriculate and who are employed at Grambling will reflect through their study and work that the University is indeed a place where all persons are valued, “where everybody is somebody.”


We recognize greatness can be found when you commit to look, so we create opportunity for those with motivation for greatness  to create new, lasting legacies through each student. 
We understand that success happens where belonging lives, so we constantly strive to create a space where everyone is celebrated for their unique combination of strengths.
We stand for defined purpose, so we deliver Intentional, transformational partnerships and a focus on fiscal soundness, driving elite programs and brand awareness on our terms. 
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Grambling State University combines the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college, fostering an environment where students develop into the trailblazers, thought leaders, and innovators of the next generation.




$173 Million Economic Impact

According to a national study conducted by UNCF and the University of Georgia, Grambling State University generates $173 million in total economic impact for its local and regional economies. This estimate includes direct spending by the institution on faculty, employees, academic programs and operations—and by students attending the institution, as well as the follow-on effects of that spending. 

Computer Science

#1 Producer of Computer Information Science graduates in Louisiana

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), the program is preparing scholars to meet the needs of a multi-cultural clientele on the national and international platform.


First and only degrees in Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing in Louisiana

The Cybersecurity program is growing the most equipped generation of professionals to strengthen the security and resilience of cyberspace in America and across the globe. The Cloud Computing concentrates on migrating data and applications in cloud, networking, virtualization, and storage organization.

Digital Library

Home to Eddie G. Robinson Museum

The Eddie G. Robinson Museum is a landmark that officially recognizes the outstanding contributions to the state of Louisiana, the nation, the world and the game of football made by Coach Eddie G. Robinson when he achieved legendary status by becoming NCAA Division I football's all-time winningest coach.