Loras College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,065

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,958

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.37%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

92.4%

1,269 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,524

94.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

70.8%

293 Graduates

About

Loras College is a higher education institution located in Dubuque County, IA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Loras College were Accounting (27 degrees awarded), Sport & Fitness Management (27 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (26 degrees).

In 2016, 433 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loras College. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (363 degrees), 16.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loras College is $30,065, which is $5,650 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Loras College is $30,065, which is $5,650 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,958.

In 2016, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,065

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Loras College was $30,065. The cost of tuition at Loras College is $5,650 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$17,958

2016 Value

6.63%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Loras College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,958. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Loras College grew by 6.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,489

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loras College was of $7,489 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board decreased by 10.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Loras College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1% with respect to 2015, when 100% 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.

4.37%

2015 Default Rate

19

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Loras College was 4.37%, which represents 19 out of the 435 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Loras College received 1,269 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.52% annual growth. Out of those 1,269 applicants, 1,172 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,524 students enrolled at Loras College in 2016, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loras College has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,172

Accepted Out of 1,269

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loras College was 92.4% (1,172 admissions from 1,269 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 95%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.52%, while admissions declined by -1.26%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

8

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Loras College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Loras College has a total enrollment of 1,524 students. The full-time enrollment at Loras College is 1,442 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Loras College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loras College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.4% White, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.17% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.919% Asian, 0.0656% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0656% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Loras College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (42.8%), followed by White Female (40.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.4%), followed by White Male (38.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loras College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,524 students. The full-time enrollment at Loras College is 1,442 and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Loras College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2016 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Loras College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,241

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    104

  3. Black or African American

    33

The enrolled student population at Loras College is 81.4% White, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.17% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.919% Asian, 0.0656% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0656% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 81 students (5.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 7 fewer women than men received degrees from Loras College. The majority of degree recipients at Loras College are white (363 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loras College is Accounting (27 degrees awarded), followed by Sport & Fitness Management (27 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (26 degrees).

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 (42 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees).

Workforce

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 (262,526 people), Miscellaneous managers (213,499 people), Postsecondary teachers (142,405 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (141,127 people), and Marketing & sales managers (120,475 people).

The most specialized majors at Loras College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Communications (34 degrees).

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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 Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Credit counselors & loan officers, Dentists, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Loras College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Communications (34 degrees).

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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 (481,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (330,484 people), Hospitals (169,707 people), Computer Systems Design (135,806 people), and Legal services (130,726 people).

The most specialized majors at Loras College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Communications (34 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 27 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loras College was Accounting with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 220

  2. 213

In 2016, 220 degrees were awarded to men at Loras College, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (213).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Loras College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 8 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 23 degrees were awarded to women at Loras College in Public Relations & Image Management, which is 11.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 51% of students graduating from Loras College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Loras College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.07% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    363 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loras College is white (363 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (22 degrees).

5.08% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    184 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    179 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Loras College is white female (184 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (179 degrees).

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Operations

Loras College has an endowment valued at nearly $30.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $731k (2.39%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Loras College had a total expenditure of $43.5M. Of that $43.5M, they spent $17.4M on salaries and $43.5M on benefits.

Loras College employs 43 Associate professors, 29 Professors, and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at Loras College are Male Professors (24), Female Associate professors(22), and Male Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loras College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 54 employees, Service, with 40 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.5M

2015 Endowment

5.14%

growth from 2014

Loras College has an endowment valued at about $30.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Loras College grew 5.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.11M lower 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. $551k - Federal

  2. $4.66k - State

  3. $86.2k - Local

As of 2015, Loras College received $551k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.66k from state grants and contracts, and $86.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$17.4M

Salary Expenditure

$43.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Loras College had a total expenditure of $43.5M. Of that $43.5M, they spent $17.4M on salaries and $43.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Loras College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.4M

2015 Salaries

0.225%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Loras College paid a median of $17.4M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($43.5M) and a 0.225% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.23% decline from 2013 and a 2.49% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.7M

Instructional Salaries

101

Number of Employees

In 2015, Loras College paid a total of $5.7M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

43 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loras College were Associate professor with 43 employees; Professor with 29 employees; and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loras College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 54 employees; Service with 40 employees; and Management with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loras College was Male Professor with 24 employees, Female Associate professor with 22 employees, and Male Associate professor with 21 employees.

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

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