Loyola University Chicago

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,105
3.31% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$36,388
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.45%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.2%
25,583 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
17,159
89.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
74.2%
1,487 Graduates

About

Loyola University Chicago is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Loyola University Chicago were General Biological Sciences (309 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (295 degrees), and General Psychology (232 degrees).

In 2019, 5,154 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loyola University Chicago. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,923 degrees), 4.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (640 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University Chicago is $44,105, which is $15,605 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University Chicago is $44,105, which is $15,605 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,388.

In 2019, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,105
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $44,105. The cost of tuition at Loyola University Chicago is $15,605 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$36,388
2019 Value
3.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Loyola University Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,388. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Loyola University Chicago grew by 3.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,990
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loyola University Chicago was of $12,990 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.56% 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

88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Loyola University Chicago received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.45%
2017 Default Rate
125
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Loyola University Chicago was 3.45%, which represents 125 out of the 3626 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 University Chicago received 25,583 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.84% annual growth. Out of those 25,583 applicants, 17,198 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.2% acceptance rate.

There were 17,159 students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago in 2019, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loyola University Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
17,198
Accepted Out of 25,583

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loyola University Chicago was 67.2% (17,198 admissions from 25,583 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.84%, while admissions grew by 0.785%.

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SAT Scores

59%
Submission Percentage
1,541
Scores Submitted

59% of enrolled first-time students at Loyola University Chicago in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Loyola University Chicago has a total enrollment of 17,159 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University Chicago is 15,319 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,840. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loyola University Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.3% White, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Asian, 6.57% Black or African American, 3.83% Two or More Races, 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0932% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.4%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.1%), followed by White Male (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loyola University Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,159 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University Chicago is 15,319 and the part-time enrollment is 1,840. This means that 89.3% of students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 University Chicago was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Loyola University Chicago had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,662
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,648
  3. Asian
    1,925

The enrolled student population at Loyola University Chicago is 56.3% White, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Asian, 6.57% Black or African American, 3.83% Two or More Races, 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0932% 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 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, 317 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1632 more women than men received degrees from Loyola University Chicago. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Loyola University Chicago is white (2,923 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (640 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loyola University Chicago is General Biological Sciences (309 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (295 degrees) and General Psychology (232 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Loyola University Chicago, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (564 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (364 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (106 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 Loyola University Chicago are Physicians (388,695 people), Social workers, all other (162,718 people), Other managers (141,337 people), Postsecondary teachers (109,695 people), and Other Physical Scientists (99,116 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University Chicago are Legal (564 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (364 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (106 degrees), Biology (507 degrees), and Theology (78 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 Loyola University Chicago are Surgeons, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Loyola University Chicago are Legal (564 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (364 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (106 degrees), Biology (507 degrees), and Theology (78 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 Loyola University Chicago are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (469,654 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (302,048 people), Elementary & secondary schools (239,591 people), Offices of physicians (202,485 people), and Outpatient care centers (132,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University Chicago are Legal (564 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (364 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (106 degrees), Biology (507 degrees), and Theology (78 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 University Chicago.
Most Common
  1. 309 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 295 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 232 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loyola University Chicago was General Biological Sciences with 309 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,761
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,393
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,761 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University Chicago, which is 0.519 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,393).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University Chicago in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.608 times less than the 194 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 294 degrees were awarded to women at Loyola University Chicago in Social Work, which is 8.17 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 69% of students graduating from Loyola University Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 University Chicago is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0.807% 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
    2,923 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    640 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    549 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loyola University Chicago is white (2,923 degrees awarded). There were 4.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (640 degrees).

1.84% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,911 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,012 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    451 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Loyola University Chicago is white female (1,911 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,012 degrees).

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Operations

Loyola University Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $690M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.4M (6.43%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Loyola University Chicago had a total salary expenditure of $564M. Loyola University Chicago employs 345 Instructors, 194 Associate professors, and 182 Professors. Most academics at Loyola University Chicago are Female Instructors (197), Male Instructors(148), and Male Professors (119).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago are: Management, with 313 employees, Service, with 235 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 172 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$690M
2019 Endowment
7.81%
growth from 2018

Loyola University Chicago has an endowment valued at about $690M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Loyola University Chicago grew 7.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $379M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $35.8M - Federal
  2. $109k - State
  3. $178k - Local

As of 2019, Loyola University Chicago received $35.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $109k from state grants and contracts, and $178k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$264M
2019 Salaries
2.85%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Loyola University Chicago paid a median of $264M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($564M) and a 2.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.5% growth from 2017 and a 2% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$87.2M
Instructional Salaries
838
Number of Employees

In 2019, Loyola University Chicago paid a total of $87.2M to 838 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
345 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
313 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago were Instructor with 345 employees; Associate professor with 194 employees; and Associate professor with 182 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago were Management with 313 employees; Service with 235 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 172 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago was Female Instructor with 197 employees, Male Instructor with 148 employees, and Male Professor with 119 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Loyola University Chicago.

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