Loyola University New Orleans

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,926
2.1% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,494
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.36%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75%
5,857 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,367
80.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
61%
528 Graduates

About

Loyola University New Orleans is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Loyola University New Orleans were Music Management (62 degrees awarded), General Psychology (45 degrees), and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (36 degrees).

In 2019, 940 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loyola University New Orleans. 67.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (526 degrees), 3.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (151 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University New Orleans is $38,926, which is $16,900 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University New Orleans is $38,926, which is $16,900 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 $24,494.

In 2019, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,926
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Loyola University New Orleans was $38,926. The cost of tuition at Loyola University New Orleans is $16,900 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$24,494
2019 Value
7.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Loyola University New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,494. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Loyola University New Orleans grew by 7.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,800
Room and Board
$1,276
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loyola University New Orleans was of $12,800 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,276. The cost of room and board increased by 1.12% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.24% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Loyola University New Orleans received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.32% with respect to 2018, when 95% 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.
8.36%
2017 Default Rate
94
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Loyola University New Orleans was 8.36%, which represents 94 out of the 1124 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Loyola University New Orleans received 5,857 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 29.8% annual growth. Out of those 5,857 applicants, 4,394 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75% acceptance rate.

There were 4,367 students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans in 2019, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loyola University New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 18.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,394
Accepted Out of 5,857

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loyola University New Orleans was 75% (4,394 admissions from 5,857 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 94.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 29.8%, while admissions grew by 3.22%.

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage
346
Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Loyola University New Orleans in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Loyola University New Orleans has a total enrollment of 4,367 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University New Orleans is 3,502 students and the part-time enrollment is 865. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loyola University New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.2% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 2.93% Asian, 0.687% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.229% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.8%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loyola University New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,367 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University New Orleans is 3,502 and the part-time enrollment is 865. This means that 80.2% of students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 New Orleans was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Loyola University New Orleans had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,147
  2. Black or African American
    749
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    716

The enrolled student population at Loyola University New Orleans is 49.2% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 16.4% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 2.93% Asian, 0.687% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.229% 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 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, 306 students (7.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 328 more women than men received degrees from Loyola University New Orleans. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Loyola University New Orleans is white (526 degrees awarded). There were 3.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (151 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loyola University New Orleans is Music Management (62 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (45 degrees) and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Loyola University New Orleans, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (152 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 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 University New Orleans are Elementary & middle school teachers (167,497 people), Postsecondary teachers (148,261 people), Other managers (146,103 people), Clergy (128,918 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (123,100 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University New Orleans are Legal (152 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Theology (26 degrees), and English (35 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 University New Orleans are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at Loyola University New Orleans are Legal (152 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Theology (26 degrees), and English (35 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 University New Orleans are Elementary & secondary schools (407,502 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (298,429 people), Religious organizations (157,871 people), Computer Systems Design (123,633 people), and Legal services (122,205 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University New Orleans are Legal (152 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (149 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), Theology (26 degrees), and English (35 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 New Orleans.
Most Common
  1. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loyola University New Orleans was Music Management with 62 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

306
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
634
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 306 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University New Orleans, which is 0.483 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (634).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University New Orleans in Law, which is 0.709 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Loyola University New Orleans in Law, which is 1.41 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 47% of students graduating from Loyola University New Orleans completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Loyola University New Orleans is Male and Two or More Races (71.4% 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, 6.06% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    526 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    151 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    136 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loyola University New Orleans is white (526 degrees awarded). There were 3.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (151 degrees).

3.72% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    341 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Loyola University New Orleans is white female (341 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (185 degrees).

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Operations

Loyola University New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $220M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.45M (3.39%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Loyola University New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of $100M. Loyola University New Orleans employs 76 Lecturers, 68 Professors, and 62 Associate professors. Most academics at Loyola University New Orleans are Female Lecturers (43), Male Professors(42), and Male Associate professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans are: Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, Management, with 81 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$220M
2019 Endowment
3.69%
decline from 2018

Loyola University New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $220M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Loyola University New Orleans declined 3.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $181M 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. $1.32M - Federal
  2. $286k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Loyola University New Orleans received $1.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $286k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.5M
2019 Salaries
3.39%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Loyola University New Orleans paid a median of $46.5M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($100M) and a 3.39% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.6% decline from 2017 and a 10.1% 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

$18.2M
Instructional Salaries
233
Number of Employees

In 2019, Loyola University New Orleans paid a total of $18.2M to 233 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% 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

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
97 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans were Lecturer with 76 employees; Professor with 68 employees; and Professor with 62 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans were Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; Management with 81 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans was Female Lecturer with 43 employees, Male Professor with 42 employees, and Male Associate professor with 42 employees.

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