Loyola University New Orleans

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,288
3.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,596
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.73%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
72.4%
6,259 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,497
81.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58.9%
358 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 General Psychology (53 degrees awarded), Music Management (41 degrees), and Criminology (28 degrees).

In 2020, 972 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loyola University New Orleans. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (525 degrees), 3.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (172 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University New Orleans is $40,288, which is $17,758 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University New Orleans is $40,288, which is $17,758 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,596.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Loyola University New Orleans received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,288
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Loyola University New Orleans was $40,288. The cost of tuition at Loyola University New Orleans is $17,758 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$22,596
2020 Value
7.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Loyola University New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,596. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Loyola University New Orleans grew by 7.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,876
Room and Board
$1,276
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loyola University New Orleans was of $12,876 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,276. The cost of room and board increased by 0.594% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Loyola University New Orleans received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 89% 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.
4.73%
2018 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Loyola University New Orleans was 4.73%, which represents 46 out of the 972 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Loyola University New Orleans received 6,259 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.86% annual growth. Out of those 6,259 applicants, 4,531 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,497 students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans in 2020, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loyola University New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,531
Accepted Out of 6,259

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loyola University New Orleans was 72.4% (4,531 admissions from 6,259 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.86%, while admissions grew by 3.12%.

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage
311
Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Loyola University New Orleans in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Loyola University New Orleans has a total enrollment of 4,497 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University New Orleans is 3,679 students and the part-time enrollment is 818. This means that 81.8% 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 48.2% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 16.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Two or More Races, 2.91% Asian, 0.511% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (16.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.5%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loyola University New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,497 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University New Orleans is 3,679 and the part-time enrollment is 818. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    2,167
  2. Black or African American
    788
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    754

The enrolled student population at Loyola University New Orleans is 48.2% White, 17.5% Black or African American, 16.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Two or More Races, 2.91% Asian, 0.511% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.178% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 306 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 (525 degrees awarded). There were 3.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (172 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loyola University New Orleans is General Psychology (53 degrees awarded), followed by Music Management (41 degrees) and Criminology (28 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 (170 degrees awarded), Theology (59 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (126 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 (201,396 people), Postsecondary teachers (142,227 people), Other managers (134,016 people), Clergy (121,487 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (119,396 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University New Orleans are Legal (170 degrees awarded), Theology (59 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (126 degrees), English (41 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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 New Orleans are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Loyola University New Orleans are Legal (170 degrees awarded), Theology (59 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (126 degrees), English (41 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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 (410,620 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,793 people), Religious organizations (152,244 people), Computer Systems Design (119,555 people), and Legal services (119,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University New Orleans are Legal (170 degrees awarded), Theology (59 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (126 degrees), English (41 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 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. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 28 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loyola University New Orleans was General Psychology with 53 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

333
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
639
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 333 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University New Orleans, which is 0.521 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (639).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University New Orleans in Law, which is 0.965 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 85 degrees were awarded to women at Loyola University New Orleans in Law, which is 1.04 times more than the 82 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% 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, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Loyola University New Orleans is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.23% 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
    525 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    172 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loyola University New Orleans is white (525 degrees awarded). There were 3.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (172 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    331 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    194 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Loyola University New Orleans is white female (331 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (194 degrees).

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Operations

Loyola University New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $222M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.09M (2.74%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Loyola University New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of $104M. Loyola University New Orleans employs 79 Lecturers, 74 Professors, and 51 Associate professors. Most academics at Loyola University New Orleans are Male Professors (47), Female Lecturers(42), and Male Lecturers (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 94 employees, Management, with 87 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$222M
2020 Endowment
1.21%
growth from 2019

Loyola University New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $222M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Loyola University New Orleans grew 1.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $183M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.25M - Federal
  2. $340k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Loyola University New Orleans received $4.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $340k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47.7M
2020 Salaries
2.61%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Loyola University New Orleans paid a median of $47.7M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 2.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.39% decline from 2018 and a 10.6% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.3M
Instructional Salaries
233
Number of Employees

In 2020, Loyola University New Orleans paid a total of $18.3M to 233 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans were Lecturer with 79 employees; Professor with 74 employees; and Professor with 51 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 94 employees; Management with 87 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loyola University New Orleans was Male Professor with 47 employees, Female Lecturer with 42 employees, and Male Lecturer with 37 employees.

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