National Louis University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,419
1.66% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,769
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.19%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
97.5%
3,983 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,402
57.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
22.2%
2 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 Early Childhood Education & Teaching (132 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (94 degrees), and Management Science (84 degrees).

In 2020, 1,951 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Louis University. 79.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (868 degrees), 1.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (437 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $13,419, which is $−15,210 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $13,419, which is $−15,210 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,769.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending National Louis University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,419
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at National Louis University was $13,419. The cost of tuition at National Louis University is $−15,210 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$14,769
2020 Value
0.532%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 National Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,769. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of National Louis University grew by 0.532%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,500
Room and Board
$0
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Louis University was of $13,500 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $0. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 100% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at National Louis University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.49% with respect to 2019, when 77% 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.
5.19%
2018 Default Rate
112
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at National Louis University was 5.19%, which represents 112 out of the 2158 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 3,983 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 49.5% annual growth. Out of those 3,983 applicants, 3,882 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,402 students enrolled at National Louis University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

National Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,882
Accepted Out of 3,983

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of National Louis University was 97.5% (3,882 admissions from 3,983 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 97.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 49.5%, while admissions grew by 49.1%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

National Louis University has a total enrollment of 7,402 students. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 4,228 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,174. This means that 57.1% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.9% Hispanic or Latino, 30.4% White, 20.2% Black or African American, 2.5% Asian, 2.08% Two or More Races, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at National Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (42.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.9%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

57.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,402 students. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 4,228 and the part-time enrollment is 3,174. This means that 57.1% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 National Louis University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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. Hispanic or Latino
    2,585
  2. White
    2,252
  3. Black or African American
    1,492

The enrolled student population at National Louis University is 34.9% Hispanic or Latino, 30.4% White, 20.2% Black or African American, 2.5% Asian, 2.08% Two or More Races, 0.135% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0135% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1151 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 (868 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (437 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at National Louis University is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (132 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (94 degrees) and Management Science (84 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 (922 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (123 degrees), and Psychology (287 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 (1,842,769 people), Secondary school teachers (393,637 people), Education administrators (303,916 people), Social workers, all other (262,998 people), and Other managers (195,456 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (922 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (123 degrees), Psychology (287 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (94 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (75 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, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (922 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (123 degrees), Psychology (287 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (94 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (75 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 (3,098,619 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (394,489 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (388,236 people), Individual & family services (276,536 people), and Outpatient care centers (235,277 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (922 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (123 degrees), Psychology (287 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (94 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (75 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. 132 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 84 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at National Louis University was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 132 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

400
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,551
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 400 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University, which is 0.258 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,551).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 39 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 2.79 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 181 degrees were awarded to women at National Louis University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 22.6 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

0%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 0% of students graduating from National Louis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National Louis University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 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
    868 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    437 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    415 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Louis University is white (868 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (437 degrees).

3.74% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    676 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    363 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    354 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at National Louis University is white female (676 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (363 degrees).

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Operations

National Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $213k (0.615%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, National Louis University had a total salary expenditure of $98.6M. National Louis University employs 109 Assistant professors, 51 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at National Louis University are Female Assistant professors (77), Female Associate professors(36), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 160 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 97 employees, and Management with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.6M
2020 Endowment
4.19%
decline from 2019

National Louis University has an endowment valued at about $34.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of National Louis University declined 4.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $267M 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. $2.66M - Federal
  2. $8.08M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, National Louis University received $2.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.08M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.6M
2020 Salaries
9.69%
growth from 2019

In 2020, National Louis University paid a median of $51.6M in salaries, which represents 52.3% of their overall expenditure ($98.6M) and a 9.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 27.9% growth from 2018 and a 11.1% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.4M
Instructional Salaries
183
Number of Employees

In 2020, National Louis University paid a total of $12.4M to 183 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Louis University were Assistant professor with 109 employees; Associate professor with 51 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 160 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 97 employees; and Management with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Louis University was Female Assistant professor with 77 employees, Female Associate professor with 36 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at National Louis University.

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