Tulane University of Louisiana

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,766
3.8% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$47,413
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.16%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
11.1%
43,892 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
13,927
80% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
85.8%
1,410 Graduates

About

Tulane University of Louisiana is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tulane University of Louisiana were General Finance (286 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (185 degrees), and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (182 degrees).

In 2020, 4,889 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tulane University of Louisiana. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,018 degrees), 8.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (366 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana is $54,766, which is $26,137 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana is $54,766, which is $26,137 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $47,413.

In 2020, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,766
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana was $54,766. The cost of tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana is $26,137 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$47,413
2020 Value
16.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Tulane University of Louisiana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $47,413. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Tulane University of Louisiana grew by 16.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,774
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tulane University of Louisiana was of $15,774 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.84% 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

75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
25%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Tulane University of Louisiana received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2019, when 70% 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.
3.16%
2018 Default Rate
58
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Tulane University of Louisiana was 3.16%, which represents 58 out of the 1834 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

Tulane University of Louisiana received 43,892 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.05% annual growth. Out of those 43,892 applicants, 4,877 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 11.1% acceptance rate.

There were 13,927 students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana in 2020, and 30% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tulane University of Louisiana has an overall enrollment yield of 36.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

11.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,877
Accepted Out of 43,892

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tulane University of Louisiana was 11.1% (4,877 admissions from 43,892 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 12.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.05%, while admissions declined by −10.2%.

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SAT Scores

30%
Submission Percentage
542
Scores Submitted

30% of enrolled first-time students at Tulane University of Louisiana in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tulane University of Louisiana has a total enrollment of 13,927 students. The full-time enrollment at Tulane University of Louisiana is 11,147 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,780. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tulane University of Louisiana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.5% White, 8.57% Black or African American, 8.01% Hispanic or Latino, 5.46% Asian, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.208% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.079% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.5%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.5%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tulane University of Louisiana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,927 students. The full-time enrollment at Tulane University of Louisiana is 11,147 and the part-time enrollment is 2,780. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
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 Tulane University of Louisiana was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Tulane University of Louisiana had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,560
  2. Black or African American
    1,194
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,116

The enrolled student population at Tulane University of Louisiana is 61.5% White, 8.57% Black or African American, 8.01% Hispanic or Latino, 5.46% Asian, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.208% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.079% 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.

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, 420 students (3.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 761 more women than men received degrees from Tulane University of Louisiana. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tulane University of Louisiana is white (3,018 degrees awarded). There were 8.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (366 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tulane University of Louisiana is General Finance (286 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (185 degrees) and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (182 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tulane University of Louisiana, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (386 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (92 degrees), and Math & Statistics (205 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 Tulane University of Louisiana are Physicians (396,406 people), Postsecondary teachers (162,545 people), Other managers (148,487 people), Secondary school teachers (108,634 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (106,589 people).

The most specialized majors at Tulane University of Louisiana are Legal (386 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (92 degrees), Math & Statistics (205 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (48 degrees), and Biology (491 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 Tulane University of Louisiana are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Tulane University of Louisiana are Legal (386 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (92 degrees), Math & Statistics (205 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (48 degrees), and Biology (491 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 Tulane University of Louisiana are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (437,107 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (352,420 people), Elementary & secondary schools (248,753 people), Offices of physicians (201,813 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (173,244 people).

The most specialized majors at Tulane University of Louisiana are Legal (386 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (92 degrees), Math & Statistics (205 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (48 degrees), and Biology (491 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 Tulane University of Louisiana.
Most Common
  1. 286 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 185 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 182 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tulane University of Louisiana was General Finance with 286 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,064
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,825
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,064 degrees were awarded to men at Tulane University of Louisiana, which is 0.731 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,825).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Tulane University of Louisiana in General Finance, which is 1.84 times more than the 151 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 187 degrees were awarded to women at Tulane University of Louisiana in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is 6.45 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 75% of students graduating from Tulane University of Louisiana completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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 Tulane University of Louisiana is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 1.91% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,018 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    366 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tulane University of Louisiana is white (3,018 degrees awarded). There were 8.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (366 degrees).

1.84% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,759 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,259 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    244 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tulane University of Louisiana is white female (1,759 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,259 degrees).

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Operations

Tulane University of Louisiana has an endowment valued at nearly $1.46B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69.8M (4.78%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Tulane University of Louisiana had a total salary expenditure of $1.06B. Tulane University of Louisiana employs 222 Lecturers, 217 Assistant professors, and 216 Professors. Most academics at Tulane University of Louisiana are Male Professors (156), Female Lecturers(129), and Female Assistant professors (112).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana are: Management, with 678 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 374 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 210 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.46B
2020 Endowment
2.48%
growth from 2019

Tulane University of Louisiana has an endowment valued at about $1.46B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Tulane University of Louisiana grew 2.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.16B higher 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $122M - Federal
  2. $8.46M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Tulane University of Louisiana received $122M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.46M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$500M
2020 Salaries
8.84%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Tulane University of Louisiana paid a median of $500M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.06B) and a 8.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.84% growth from 2018 and a 7.51% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$98.5M
Instructional Salaries
864
Number of Employees

In 2020, Tulane University of Louisiana paid a total of $98.5M to 864 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.7% 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

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
222 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
678 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana were Lecturer with 222 employees; Assistant professor with 217 employees; and Assistant professor with 216 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana were Management with 678 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 374 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 210 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana was Male Professor with 156 employees, Female Lecturer with 129 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 112 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Tulane University of Louisiana.

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