University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,407

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,502

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.57%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

50.9%

10,436 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

17,297

79.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

44.1%

1,291 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 (597 degrees awarded), General Studies (293 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (156 degrees).

In 2017, 3,540 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,353 degrees), 3.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (591 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $5,407, which is $-21,093 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $5,407, which is $-21,093 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,502.

In 2017, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,407

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was $5,407. The cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $-21,093 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,502

2017 Value

22.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Louisiana at Lafayette had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,502. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Louisiana at Lafayette grew by 22.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,536

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was of $9,536 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 5.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.49% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.

7.57%

2016 Default Rate

212

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 7.57%, which represents 212 out of the 2802 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 10,436 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.3% annual decline. Out of those 10,436 applicants, 5,309 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.9% acceptance rate.

There were 17,297 students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an overall enrollment yield of 56.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,309

Accepted Out of 10,436

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 50.9% (5,309 admissions from 10,436 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -10.3%, while admissions declined by -10.7%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

56

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a total enrollment of 17,297 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 13,691 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,606. This means that 79.2% 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 65.3% White, 19.4% Black or African American, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.32% Asian, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35%), followed by White Male (30%) and Black or African American Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.2%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,297 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 13,691 and the part-time enrollment is 3,606. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2017 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 75%. 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

    11,290

  2. Black or African American

    3,359

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    920

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 65.3% White, 19.4% Black or African American, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.32% Asian, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.202% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 423 students (2.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 752 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The majority of degree recipients at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are white (2,353 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (591 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is Registered Nursing (597 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (293 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (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 (63 degrees awarded), Engineering (361 degrees), and Physical Sciences (70 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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Other managers (442,048 people), Software developers (400,900 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (336,707 people), Civil engineers (242,136 people), and Postsecondary teachers (219,796 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Architecture and Related Services (63 degrees awarded), Engineering (361 degrees), Physical Sciences (70 degrees), English (74 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Architecture and Related Services (63 degrees awarded), Engineering (361 degrees), Physical Sciences (70 degrees), English (74 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Architectural, engineering & related services (565,319 people), Computer Systems Design (515,251 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (421,304 people), Elementary & secondary schools (348,628 people), and Construction (316,497 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Architecture and Related Services (63 degrees awarded), Engineering (361 degrees), Physical Sciences (70 degrees), English (74 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (110 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. 597 degrees awarded

  2. 293 degrees awarded

  3. 156 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was Registered Nursing with 597 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,394

  2. 2,146

In 2017, 1,394 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which is 0.65 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,146).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 127 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in General Studies, which is 0.765 times less than the 166 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 583 degrees were awarded to women at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Registered Nursing, which is 7.88 times more than the 74 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 (61.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is Female and Asian (61.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.387% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,353 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    591 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white (2,353 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (591 degrees).

5.65% of degree recipients (200 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,441 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    912 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    392 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white female (1,441 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (912 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an endowment valued at nearly $147M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.58M (6.53%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a total salary expenditure of $352M. University of Louisiana at Lafayette employs 174 Instructors, 160 Assistant professors, and 149 Professors. Most academics at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Male Professors (115), Female Instructors(112), and Male Assistant professors (82).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are: Office and Administrative Support, with 257 employees, Management, with 215 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 211 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$147M

2017 Endowment

7.5%

growth from 2016

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an endowment valued at about $147M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisiana at Lafayette grew 7.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $140M 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. $20.5M - Federal

  2. $5.27M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Louisiana at Lafayette received $20.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.27M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$139M

2017 Salaries

2.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Louisiana at Lafayette paid a median of $139M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($352M) and a 2.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19.4% decline from 2015 and a 2.71% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.4M

Instructional Salaries

619

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Louisiana at Lafayette paid a total of $48.4M to 619 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

174 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

257 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Instructor with 174 employees; Assistant professor with 160 employees; and Assistant professor with 149 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Office and Administrative Support with 257 employees; Management with 215 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 211 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was Male Professor with 115 employees, Female Instructor with 112 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 82 employees.

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

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