Loras College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,750
3.73% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,886
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.07%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
89.8%
1,860 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,319
93.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.8%
221 Graduates

About

Loras College is a higher education institution located in Dubuque County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Loras College were General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees awarded), Sport & Fitness Management (32 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees).

In 2022, 408 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loras College. 48.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (328 degrees), 8.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loras College is $34,750, which is $6,420 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Loras College is $34,750, which is $6,420 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,886.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Loras College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Loras College was $34,750. The cost of tuition at Loras College is $6,420 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,886
2022 Value
9.06%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Loras College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,886. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Loras College grew by 9.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,648
Room and Board
$800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loras College was of $7,648 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 11.1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 27.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Loras College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.07%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Loras College was 2.07%, which represents 8 out of the 386 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Loras College received 1,860 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,860 applicants, 1,671 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,319 students enrolled at Loras College in 2022.

Loras College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,671
Accepted Out of 1,860

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loras College was 89.8% (1,671 admissions from 1,860 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.8%, while admissions grew by 11.3%..

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Enrollment

Loras College had a total enrollment of 1,319 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Loras College is 1,228 students and the part-time enrollment is 91. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Loras College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loras College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.3% White, 9.48% Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.0758% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0758% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Loras College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.9%), followed by White Female (33.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.1%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loras College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,319 students. The full-time enrollment at Loras College is 1,228 and the part-time enrollment is 91. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Loras College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Loras College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Loras College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    967 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    125 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    62 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Loras College is 73.3% White, 9.48% Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.0758% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0758% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 58 students (4.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 10 fewer women than men received degrees from Loras College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Loras College is white (328 degrees awarded). There were 8.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loras College is General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees awarded), followed by Sport & Fitness Management (32 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Loras College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loras College are Elementary & middle school teachers (214,177 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (211,571 people), Secondary school teachers (155,466 people), Other managers (151,215 people), and Postsecondary teachers (150,895 people).

The most specialized majors at Loras College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), English (15 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loras College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Loras College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), English (15 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loras College are Elementary & secondary schools (516,833 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (314,254 people), Legal services (169,466 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (147,175 people), and Computer Systems Design (124,427 people).

The most specialized majors at Loras College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (60 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Language & Linguistics (9 degrees), English (15 degrees), and History (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Loras College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 35 degrees awarded
  2. 32 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loras College was General Business Administration & Management with 35 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

209
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
199
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 209 degrees were awarded to men at Loras College, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (199).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Loras College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 9.67 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Loras College in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 2.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 64% of students graduating from Loras College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (74.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Loras College is Female and White (74.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.62% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    328 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loras College is white (328 degrees awarded). There were 8.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

3.68% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    166 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    162 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Loras College is white female (166 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (162 degrees).

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Operations

Loras College has an endowment valued at nearly $53.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.01%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Loras College had a total salary expenditure of 41.5M. Loras College employs 36 Associate professors, 27 Assistant professors and 26 Professors. Most academics at Loras College are Male Associate professor (19), Female Associate professor (17), and Male Professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loras College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Endowment

$53.5M
2022 Endowment
3.28%
decline from 2021

Loras College has an endowment valued at about $53.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Loras College declined 3.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.2M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.79M - Federal
  2. $94.9k - State
  3. $37.1k - Local

As of 2022, Loras College received $7.79M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $94.9k from state grants and contracts, and $37.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.5M
2022 Salaries
7.29%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Loras College paid a median of $18.5M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($41.5M) and a 7.29% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.6M
Instructional Salaries
90
Number of Employees

In 2022, Loras College paid a total of $5.6M to 90 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
36 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loras College were Associate professor with 36 employees, Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Professor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loras College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees, Service with 37 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loras College was Male Associate professor with 19 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Loras College.

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