University of Louisville

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,732
2.37% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,490
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.55%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
69.3%
14,760 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
21,670
72.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
56.6%
1,482 Graduates

About

University of Louisville is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Louisville were Registered Nursing (254 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (227 degrees), and General Psychology (190 degrees).

In 2019, 5,300 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisville. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,966 degrees), 7.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (499 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $11,732, which is $−16,768 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $11,732, which is $−16,768 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,490.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,732
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Louisville was $11,732. The cost of tuition at University of Louisville is $−16,768 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,490
2019 Value
2.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Louisville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,490. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Louisville grew by 2.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,757
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisville was of $8,757 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 7.69% 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

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at University of Louisville received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.38% with respect to 2018, when 84% 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.
6.55%
2017 Default Rate
271
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisville was 6.55%, which represents 271 out of the 4137 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 Louisville received 14,760 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.56% annual growth. Out of those 14,760 applicants, 10,226 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.3% acceptance rate.

There were 21,670 students enrolled at University of Louisville in 2019, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisville has an overall enrollment yield of 27.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,226
Accepted Out of 14,760

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisville was 69.3% (10,226 admissions from 14,760 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 72.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.56%, while admissions grew by 1.93%.

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage
525
Scores Submitted

19% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisville in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisville has a total enrollment of 21,670 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 15,631 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,039. This means that 72.1% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.8% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.55% Two or More Races, 5.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Asian, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisville in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (32.5%) and Black or African American Female (7.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Black or African American Female (5.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,670 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 15,631 and the part-time enrollment is 6,039. This means that 72.1% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Louisville was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Louisville had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    15,129
  2. Black or African American
    2,485
  3. Two or More Races
    1,203

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville is 69.8% White, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.55% Two or More Races, 5.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.59% Asian, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0508% 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, 37 students (0.171%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 324 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisville. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Louisville is white (3,966 degrees awarded). There were 7.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (499 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisville is Registered Nursing (254 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (227 degrees) and General Psychology (190 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Louisville, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (311 degrees), and Engineering (622 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 Louisville are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,478,267 people), Secondary school teachers (502,104 people), Software developers (419,119 people), Other managers (386,881 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,277 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (311 degrees), Engineering (622 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (39 degrees), and Education (647 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 University of Louisville are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (311 degrees), Engineering (622 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (39 degrees), and Education (647 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 Louisville are Elementary & secondary schools (2,784,782 people), Computer Systems Design (447,499 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (415,380 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (398,502 people), and Construction (323,410 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (311 degrees), Engineering (622 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (39 degrees), and Education (647 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 Louisville.
Most Common
  1. 254 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 227 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 190 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisville was Registered Nursing with 254 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,488
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,812
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,488 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville, which is 0.885 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,812).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 152 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.48 times more than the 103 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 270 degrees were awarded to women at University of Louisville in Social Work, which is 8.44 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 31% of students graduating from University of Louisville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 (78%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Louisville is Female and Asian (78% 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, 0.135% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,966 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    499 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    235 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisville is white (3,966 degrees awarded). There were 7.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (499 degrees).

0.245% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,066 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,900 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    298 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Louisville is white female (2,066 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,900 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at nearly $720M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.19M (0.582%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Louisville had a total salary expenditure of $1.08B. University of Louisville employs 304 Assistant professors, 296 Professors, and 282 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Louisville are Male Professors (208), Female Assistant professors(155), and Male Associate professors (154).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville are: Management, with 598 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 565 employees, and Service with 386 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$720M
2019 Endowment
1.06%
growth from 2018

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at about $720M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisville grew 1.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $409M 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. $79.2M - Federal
  2. $11.4M - State
  3. $438k - Local

As of 2019, University of Louisville received $79.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.4M from state grants and contracts, and $438k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$570M
2019 Salaries
4.73%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Louisville paid a median of $570M in salaries, which represents 53% of their overall expenditure ($1.08B) and a 4.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.45% decline from 2017 and a 4.06% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$91.1M
Instructional Salaries
968
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Louisville paid a total of $91.1M to 968 employees working as instructors, which represents 16% 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
304 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
598 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisville were Assistant professor with 304 employees; Professor with 296 employees; and Professor with 282 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville were Management with 598 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 565 employees; and Service with 386 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisville was Male Professor with 208 employees, Female Assistant professor with 155 employees, and Male Associate professor with 154 employees.

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

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