University of Louisiana at Monroe

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,788
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,710
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.42%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80%
3,953 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,673
66.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.7%
549 Graduates

About

University of Louisiana at Monroe is a higher education institution located in Ouachita Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Louisiana at Monroe were General Psychology (138 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (102 degrees), and General Studies (97 degrees).

In 2019, 1,673 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisiana at Monroe. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,077 degrees), 3.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (355 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe is $5,788, which is $-22,712 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe is $5,788, which is $-22,712 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,710.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,788
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe was $5,788. The cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe is $-22,712 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$9,710
2019 Value
2.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Louisiana at Monroe had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,710. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Louisiana at Monroe grew by 2.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,649
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisiana at Monroe was of $8,649 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 1.13% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Louisiana at Monroe received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.84% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
8.42%
2017 Default Rate
132
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisiana at Monroe was 8.42%, which represents 132 out of the 1568 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 Monroe received 3,953 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.05% annual decline. Out of those 3,953 applicants, 3,164 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80% acceptance rate.

There were 8,673 students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2019, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisiana at Monroe has an overall enrollment yield of 35.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,164
Accepted Out of 3,953

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisiana at Monroe was 80% (3,164 admissions from 3,953 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -7.05%, while admissions grew by 4.77%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisiana at Monroe has a total enrollment of 8,673 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 5,793 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,880. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 2.77% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0461% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (16.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48%), followed by White Male (16%) and Black or African American Female (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisiana at Monroe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,673 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 5,793 and the part-time enrollment is 2,880. This means that 66.8% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Monroe was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Louisiana at Monroe had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,461
  2. Black or African American
    1,887
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    240

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 63% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 2.77% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0461% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 579 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisiana at Monroe. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Louisiana at Monroe is white (1,077 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (355 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Monroe is General Psychology (138 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (102 degrees) and General Studies (97 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Louisiana at Monroe, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (108 degrees awarded), Psychology (158 degrees), and History (19 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 Monroe are Registered nurses (1,446,944 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (283,731 people), Other managers (264,297 people), Postsecondary teachers (215,927 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (214,354 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (108 degrees awarded), Psychology (158 degrees), History (19 degrees), Health (544 degrees), and English (28 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 Monroe are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (108 degrees awarded), Psychology (158 degrees), History (19 degrees), Health (544 degrees), and English (28 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 Monroe are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,692,952 people), Elementary & secondary schools (893,675 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (512,330 people), Outpatient care centers (404,094 people), and Offices of physicians (287,157 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (108 degrees awarded), Psychology (158 degrees), History (19 degrees), Health (544 degrees), and English (28 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 Monroe.
Most Common
  1. 138 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 97 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Monroe was General Psychology with 138 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

547
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,126
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 547 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Monroe, which is 0.486 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,126).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 57 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Monroe in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 135 degrees were awarded to women at University of Louisiana at Monroe in General Psychology, which is 5.87 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 20% of students graduating from University of Louisiana at Monroe completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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 (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Louisiana at Monroe is Female and Asian (70% 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, 2.73% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,077 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    355 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisiana at Monroe is white (1,077 degrees awarded). There were 3.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (355 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    726 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    351 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    269 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Louisiana at Monroe is white female (726 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (351 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisiana at Monroe has an endowment valued at nearly $32.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.36M (7.22%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Louisiana at Monroe had a total salary expenditure of $133M. University of Louisiana at Monroe employs 113 Assistant professors, 77 Associate professors, and 66 Professors. Most academics at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Female Assistant professors (75), Female Instructors(44), and Female Associate professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe are: Office and Administrative Support, with 134 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 89 employees, and Service with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.7M
2019 Endowment
4.05%
growth from 2018

University of Louisiana at Monroe has an endowment valued at about $32.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisiana at Monroe grew 4.05% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $278M 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. $3.67M - Federal
  2. $8.35M - State
  3. $81.4k - Local

As of 2019, University of Louisiana at Monroe received $3.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.35M from state grants and contracts, and $81.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.4M
2019 Salaries
5.12%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Louisiana at Monroe paid a median of $54.4M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($133M) and a 5.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.79% growth from 2017 and a 3.27% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$22.7M
Instructional Salaries
321
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Louisiana at Monroe paid a total of $22.7M to 321 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% 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
113 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
134 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe were Assistant professor with 113 employees; Associate professor with 77 employees; and Associate professor with 66 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe were Office and Administrative Support with 134 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 89 employees; and Service with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe was Female Assistant professor with 75 employees, Female Instructor with 44 employees, and Female Associate professor with 43 employees.

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

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