Loyola Marymount University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,550
4.38% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$47,292
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.63%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
43.8%
18,592 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,822
88.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
83.6%
1,064 Graduates

About

Loyola Marymount University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Loyola Marymount University were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (157 degrees awarded), General Psychology (135 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (132 degrees).

In 2019, 2,843 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loyola Marymount University. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,211 degrees), 1.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (694 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $49,550, which is $27,524 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $49,550, which is $27,524 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $47,292.

In 2019, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 36% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,550
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Loyola Marymount University was $49,550. The cost of tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $27,524 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$47,292
2019 Value
8.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Loyola Marymount University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $47,292. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Loyola Marymount University grew by 8.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,735
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loyola Marymount University was of $13,735 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 3.47% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2018, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.63%
2017 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Loyola Marymount University was 1.63%, which represents 29 out of the 1775 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

Loyola Marymount University received 18,592 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.18% annual growth. Out of those 18,592 applicants, 8,150 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.8% acceptance rate.

There were 9,822 students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University in 2019, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loyola Marymount University has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
8,150
Accepted Out of 18,592

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loyola Marymount University was 43.8% (8,150 admissions from 18,592 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 47.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 4.18%, while admissions declined by −3.1%.

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SAT Scores

69%
Submission Percentage
1,016
Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Loyola Marymount University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Loyola Marymount University has a total enrollment of 9,822 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola Marymount University is 8,727 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,095. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loyola Marymount University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.94% Asian, 6.58% Black or African American, 6.21% Two or More Races, 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0611% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.6%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18%) and White Male (16.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loyola Marymount University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,822 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola Marymount University is 8,727 and the part-time enrollment is 1,095. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Loyola Marymount University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Loyola Marymount University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,129
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,413
  3. Asian
    976

The enrolled student population at Loyola Marymount University is 42% White, 24.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.94% Asian, 6.58% Black or African American, 6.21% Two or More Races, 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0611% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 36 students (0.367%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 579 more women than men received degrees from Loyola Marymount University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Loyola Marymount University is white (1,211 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (694 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loyola Marymount University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (157 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (135 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (132 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Loyola Marymount University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (383 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (290 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (30 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 Loyola Marymount University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,488,952 people), Secondary school teachers (505,282 people), Education administrators (260,136 people), Special education teachers (206,268 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (192,738 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (383 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (290 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (30 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Education (487 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 Loyola Marymount University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (383 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (290 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (30 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Education (487 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 Loyola Marymount University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,761,624 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (314,880 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (120,913 people), Child day care services (104,321 people), and Computer Systems Design (102,254 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (383 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (290 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (30 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Education (487 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 Loyola Marymount University.
Most Common
  1. 157 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 135 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 132 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loyola Marymount University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 157 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,132
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,711
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,132 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola Marymount University, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,711).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 141 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola Marymount University in Law, which is 0.792 times less than the 178 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 178 degrees were awarded to women at Loyola Marymount University in Law, which is 1.26 times more than the 141 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 70% of students graduating from Loyola Marymount University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Loyola Marymount University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,211 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    694 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    284 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loyola Marymount University is white (1,211 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (694 degrees).

0.246% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    699 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    512 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    465 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Loyola Marymount University is white female (699 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (512 degrees).

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Operations

Loyola Marymount University has an endowment valued at nearly $476M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.15M (1.08%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Loyola Marymount University had a total salary expenditure of $394M. Loyola Marymount University employs 243 Professors, 191 Assistant professors, and 153 Associate professors. Most academics at Loyola Marymount University are Male Professors (154), Female Assistant professors(97), and Female Associate professors (94).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 273 employees, Management, with 268 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 229 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$476M
2019 Endowment
0.284%
decline from 2018

Loyola Marymount University has an endowment valued at about $476M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Loyola Marymount University declined 0.284% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $438M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.83M - Federal
  2. $1.25M - State
  3. $323k - Local

As of 2019, Loyola Marymount University received $5.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.25M from state grants and contracts, and $323k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$175M
2019 Salaries
5.57%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Loyola Marymount University paid a median of $175M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($394M) and a 5.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.87% growth from 2017 and a 0.807% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$69.8M
Instructional Salaries
621
Number of Employees

In 2019, Loyola Marymount University paid a total of $69.8M to 621 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
243 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
273 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University were Professor with 243 employees; Assistant professor with 191 employees; and Assistant professor with 153 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University were Office and Administrative Support with 273 employees; Management with 268 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 229 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University was Male Professor with 154 employees, Female Assistant professor with 97 employees, and Female Associate professor with 94 employees.

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