National Louis University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,200
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,848
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.87%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
97.7%
2,665 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,005
54.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
22.2%
4 Graduates

About

National Louis University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at National Louis University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (115 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (96 degrees), and Management Science (91 degrees).

In 2019, 1,800 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Louis University. 77.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (845 degrees), 2.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (394 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $13,200, which is $-15,300 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $13,200, which is $-15,300 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,848.

In 2019, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,200
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at National Louis University was $13,200. The cost of tuition at National Louis University is $-15,300 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,848
2019 Value
3.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 National Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,848. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of National Louis University grew by 3.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,500
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Louis University was of $13,500 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board decreased by 11.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by Infinityk% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at National Louis University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.28% with respect to 2018, when 78% 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.
6.87%
2017 Default Rate
149
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at National Louis University was 6.87%, which represents 149 out of the 2170 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

National Louis University received 2,665 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 22.1% annual decline. Out of those 2,665 applicants, 2,603 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,005 students enrolled at National Louis University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

National Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,603
Accepted Out of 2,665

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of National Louis University was 97.7% (2,603 admissions from 2,665 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -22.1%, while admissions declined by -11.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at National Louis University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

National Louis University has a total enrollment of 7,005 students. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 3,812 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,193. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32% White, 30.8% Hispanic or Latino, 20% Black or African American, 2.48% Asian, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0714% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at National Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,005 students. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 3,812 and the part-time enrollment is 3,193. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
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 National Louis University was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), National Louis University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,243
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,158
  3. Black or African American
    1,398

The enrolled student population at National Louis University is 32% White, 30.8% Hispanic or Latino, 20% Black or African American, 2.48% Asian, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0714% 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 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, 756 students (10.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 992 more women than men received degrees from National Louis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at National Louis University is white (845 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (394 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at National Louis University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (115 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (96 degrees) and Management Science (91 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at National Louis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (879 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (91 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (115 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 National Louis University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,566,809 people), Secondary school teachers (504,492 people), Education administrators (298,884 people), Special education teachers (232,338 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (230,269 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (879 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (91 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (115 degrees), Psychology (172 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (112 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 National Louis University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (879 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (91 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (115 degrees), Psychology (172 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (112 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 National Louis University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,031,647 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,301 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (314,278 people), Outpatient care centers (197,774 people), and Individual & family services (185,123 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (879 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (91 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (115 degrees), Psychology (172 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (112 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 National Louis University.
Most Common
  1. 115 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 91 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at National Louis University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 115 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

404
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,396
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 404 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University, which is 0.289 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,396).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 42 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.375 times less than the 112 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 157 degrees were awarded to women at National Louis University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 9.24 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% of students graduating from National Louis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National Louis University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (37.5% 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% 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
    845 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    394 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    312 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Louis University is white (845 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (394 degrees).

3.5% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    643 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    249 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National Louis University is white female (643 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (335 degrees).

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Operations

National Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.54M (4.27%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, National Louis University had a total salary expenditure of $92.9M. National Louis University employs 107 Assistant professors, 50 Associate professors, and 18 Professors. Most academics at National Louis University are Female Assistant professors (72), Male Assistant professors(35), and Female Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 161 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 95 employees, and Management with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.1M
2019 Endowment
0.984%
decline from 2018

National Louis University has an endowment valued at about $36.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of National Louis University declined 0.984% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $275M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.63M - Federal
  2. $9.04M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, National Louis University received $2.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.04M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47M
2019 Salaries
27.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, National Louis University paid a median of $47M in salaries, which represents 50.6% of their overall expenditure ($92.9M) and a 27.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.1% growth from 2017 and a 3.95% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$12.1M
Instructional Salaries
182
Number of Employees

In 2019, National Louis University paid a total of $12.1M to 182 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
107 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
161 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Louis University were Assistant professor with 107 employees; Associate professor with 50 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 161 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 95 employees; and Management with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Louis University was Female Assistant professor with 72 employees, Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

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