University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,407
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,184
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.19%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.9%
9,138 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
16,933
77.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
48.2%
1,303 Graduates

About

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a higher education institution located in Lafayette Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Registered Nursing (553 degrees awarded), General Studies (303 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (156 degrees).

In 2019, 3,445 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,359 degrees), 3.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (601 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $5,407, which is $−23,093 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $5,407, which is $−23,093 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,184.

In 2019, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,407
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was $5,407. The cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $−23,093 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,184
2019 Value
8.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Louisiana at Lafayette had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,184. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Louisiana at Lafayette grew by 8.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,410
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was of $10,410 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.89% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.45% with respect to 2018, when 69% 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.
8.19%
2017 Default Rate
258
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 8.19%, which represents 258 out of the 3152 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

University of Louisiana at Lafayette received 9,138 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.49% annual decline. Out of those 9,138 applicants, 6,206 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.9% acceptance rate.

There were 16,933 students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2019, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an overall enrollment yield of 40.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,206
Accepted Out of 9,138

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 67.9% (6,206 admissions from 9,138 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 56%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.49%, while admissions grew by 17.1%.

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage
114
Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a total enrollment of 16,933 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 13,066 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,867. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.1% White, 19.2% Black or African American, 5.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Asian, 2.57% Two or More Races, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.5%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,933 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 13,066 and the part-time enrollment is 3,867. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,855
  2. Black or African American
    3,256
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    917

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 64.1% White, 19.2% Black or African American, 5.42% Hispanic or Latino, 2.68% Asian, 2.57% Two or More Races, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% 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, 531 students (3.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 717 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white (2,359 degrees awarded). There were 3.93 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (601 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is Registered Nursing (553 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (303 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (156 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (119 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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,511,249 people), Secondary school teachers (538,911 people), Software developers (457,398 people), Other managers (426,923 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (346,145 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Architecture and Related Services (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), Engineering Technologies (119 degrees), Education (389 degrees), and English (69 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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Architecture and Related Services (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), Engineering Technologies (119 degrees), Education (389 degrees), and English (69 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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Elementary & secondary schools (2,845,077 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (566,030 people), Computer Systems Design (512,559 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (479,576 people), and Construction (372,894 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Architecture and Related Services (61 degrees awarded), Engineering (371 degrees), Engineering Technologies (119 degrees), Education (389 degrees), and English (69 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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Most Common
  1. 553 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 303 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 156 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was Registered Nursing with 553 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,364
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,081
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,364 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which is 0.655 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,081).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 113 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in General Studies, which is 0.595 times less than the 190 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 528 degrees were awarded to women at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Registered Nursing, which is 8.38 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 15% of students graduating from University of Louisiana at Lafayette completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is Female and Asian (62.1% 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, 1.07% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,359 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    601 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white (2,359 degrees awarded). There were 3.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (601 degrees).

2.82% of degree recipients (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,407 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    952 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    413 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white female (1,407 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (952 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an endowment valued at nearly $133M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.56M (4.94%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a total salary expenditure of $354M. University of Louisiana at Lafayette employs 172 Instructors, 171 Assistant professors, and 139 Professors. Most academics at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Male Professors (111), Female Instructors(104), and Male Assistant professors (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are: Office and Administrative Support, with 262 employees, Management, with 240 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 227 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$133M
2019 Endowment
13.2%
decline from 2018

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an endowment valued at about $133M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisiana at Lafayette declined 13.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $178M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $24.5M - Federal
  2. $5.09M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Louisiana at Lafayette received $24.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.09M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$156M
2019 Salaries
4.54%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Louisiana at Lafayette paid a median of $156M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($354M) and a 4.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.09% growth from 2017 and a 2.8% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$49M
Instructional Salaries
647
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Louisiana at Lafayette paid a total of $49M to 647 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
172 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
262 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Instructor with 172 employees; Assistant professor with 171 employees; and Assistant professor with 139 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Office and Administrative Support with 262 employees; Management with 240 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 227 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was Male Professor with 111 employees, Female Instructor with 104 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 96 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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