Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,038
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,143
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.26%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.6%
24,501 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
31,756
85.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.1%
3,660 Graduates

About

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a higher education institution located in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (352 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (272 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (248 degrees).

In 2019, 7,218 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,078 degrees), 6.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (756 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $−20,462 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $−20,462 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,143.

In 2019, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,038
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was $8,038. The cost of tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $−20,462 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,143
2019 Value
4.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,143. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College grew by 4.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,059
Room and Board
$1,160
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was of $14,059 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,160. The cost of room and board increased by 1.28% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2018, when 72% 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.
5.26%
2017 Default Rate
228
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 5.26%, which represents 228 out of the 4335 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

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received 24,501 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.91% annual growth. Out of those 24,501 applicants, 18,272 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 31,756 students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2019, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an overall enrollment yield of 33.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
18,272
Accepted Out of 24,501

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 74.6% (18,272 admissions from 24,501 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 74.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.91%, while admissions grew by 1.38%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
838
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has a total enrollment of 31,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 27,225 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,531. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.1% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 6.86% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Asian, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.375% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Black or African American Female (8.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Black or African American Female (8.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 27,225 and the part-time enrollment is 4,531. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    20,984
  2. Black or African American
    4,239
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,179

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 66.1% White, 13.3% Black or African American, 6.86% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Asian, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.375% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.113% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 507 students (1.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 586 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white (5,078 degrees awarded). There were 6.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (756 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (352 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (272 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (248 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,008 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Software developers (406,667 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,363 people), Other managers (330,805 people), Civil engineers (272,294 people), and Mechanical engineers (201,420 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,008 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees), Agriculture (154 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (103 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,008 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees), Agriculture (154 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (103 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Architectural, engineering & related services (553,549 people), Computer Systems Design (414,458 people), Construction (324,067 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (209,674 people), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing (150,411 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (106 degrees awarded), Engineering (1,008 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (82 degrees), Agriculture (154 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (103 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
Most Common
  1. 352 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 272 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 248 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was Physical Education Teaching & Coaching with 352 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,316
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,902
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,316 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which is 0.85 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,902).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 280 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Construction Management, which is 7.37 times more than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 273 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 1.99 times more than the 137 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 38% of students graduating from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical 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 67% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Female and White (70.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.219% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,078 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    756 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    428 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white (5,078 degrees awarded). There were 6.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (756 degrees).

1.55% of degree recipients (112 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,714 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,364 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    497 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white female (2,714 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,364 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at nearly $564M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $32.7M (5.8%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a total salary expenditure of $1.25B. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College employs 434 Professors, 317 Assistant professors, and 290 Associate professors. Most academics at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Male Professors (335), Male Associate professors(180), and Male Assistant professors (172).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 936 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 887 employees, and Service with 664 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$564M
2019 Endowment
0.993%
growth from 2018

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at about $564M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College grew 0.993% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $253M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $124M - Federal
  2. $53.5M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received $124M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $53.5M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$500M
2019 Salaries
4.86%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a median of $500M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.25B) and a 4.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.98% growth from 2017 and a 0.291% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$127M
Instructional Salaries
1,340
Number of Employees

In 2019, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a total of $127M to 1,340 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
434 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
936 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Professor with 434 employees; Assistant professor with 317 employees; and Assistant professor with 290 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 936 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 887 employees; and Service with 664 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was Male Professor with 335 employees, Male Associate professor with 180 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 172 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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