Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,038

6.44% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,095

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.95%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76.4%

18,122 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

31,409

87.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

65.5%

3,585 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 (350 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (322 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (291 degrees).

In 2016, 6,677 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,813 degrees), 6.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (711 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $-17,818 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $-17,818 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,095.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,038

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, 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 $-17,818 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,095

2016 Value

11.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,095. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College grew by 11.4%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,604

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was of $13,604 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.37% 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

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.39% with respect to 2015, 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.

3.95%

2015 Default Rate

163

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 3.95%, which represents 163 out of the 4124 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 18,122 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.98% annual growth. Out of those 18,122 applicants, 13,843 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.4% acceptance rate.

There were 31,409 students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2016, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an overall enrollment yield of 39.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

13,843

Accepted Out of 18,122

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 76.4% (13,843 admissions from 18,122 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 77.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.98%, while admissions grew by 2.69%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

405

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has a total enrollment of 31,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 27,389 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,020. This means that 87.2% 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 69.9% White, 11.9% Black or African American, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 3.86% Asian, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0923% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 27,389 and the part-time enrollment is 4,020. This means that 87.2% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 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

    21,956

  2. Black or African American

    3,741

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,819

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 69.9% White, 11.9% Black or African American, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 3.86% Asian, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.312% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0923% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 257 students (0.818%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 461 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. The majority of degree recipients at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are white (4,813 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (711 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (350 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (322 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (291 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 (46 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (114 degrees), and Agriculture (174 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 Miscellaneous managers (428,045 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (339,342 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,191 people), Civil engineers (233,245 people), and Mechanical engineers (152,129 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (46 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (114 degrees), Agriculture (174 degrees), Engineering (809 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (104 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (46 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (114 degrees), Agriculture (174 degrees), Engineering (809 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (104 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 (531,682 people), Computer Systems Design (377,736 people), Construction (282,110 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (200,001 people), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. (139,939 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (46 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (114 degrees), Agriculture (174 degrees), Engineering (809 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (104 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was Physical Education Teaching & Coaching with 350 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,108

  2. 3,569

In 2016, 3,108 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which is 0.871 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,569).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 259 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.54 times more than the 168 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 280 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 2.48 times more than the 113 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 37% 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, 65% 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 (69.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Female and White (69.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 0.335% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,813 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    711 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    343 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white (4,813 degrees awarded). There were 6.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (711 degrees).

0.659% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,554 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,259 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    457 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white female (2,554 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,259 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at nearly $503M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.6M (2.3%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a total expenditure of $1.1B. Of that $1.1B, they spent $493M on salaries and $1.1B on benefits.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College employs 424 Professors, 307 Assistant professors, and 301 Associate professors. Most academics at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Male Professors (335), Male Associate professors(186), and Male Assistant professors (182).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 918 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 836 employees, and Service with 594 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$503M

2015 Endowment

0.697%

decline from 2014

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at about $503M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College declined 0.697% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $232M 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. $106M - Federal

  2. $61.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received $106M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $61.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$493M

Salary Expenditure

$1.1B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a total expenditure of $1.1B. Of that $1.1B, they spent $493M on salaries and $1.1B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$493M

2015 Salaries

3.59%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a median of $493M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($1.1B) and a 3.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.83% growth from 2013 and a 1.21% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$112M

Instructional Salaries

1,279

Number of Employees

In 2015, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a total of $112M to 1,279 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

424 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

918 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Professor with 424 employees; Assistant professor with 307 employees; and Assistant professor with 301 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 918 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 836 employees; and Service with 594 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 2016, 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 186 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 182 employees.

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

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