University of Louisville

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,068
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$17,008
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.45%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
75.3%
10,987 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
21,402
75.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
54.4%
1,355 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (262 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (222 degrees), and General Psychology (214 degrees).

In 2017, 5,172 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisville. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,920 degrees), 7.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (503 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $11,068, which is $-15,432 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $11,068, which is $-15,432 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,008.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,068
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Louisville was $11,068. The cost of tuition at University of Louisville is $-15,432 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,008
2017 Value
4.67%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Louisville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,008. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Louisville grew by 4.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,834
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisville was of $7,834 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.36% 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

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at University of Louisville received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.95% with respect to 2016, when 76% 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.
6.45%
2016 Default Rate
274
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisville was 6.45%, which represents 274 out of the 4249 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 10,987 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.6% annual growth. Out of those 10,987 applicants, 8,273 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.3% acceptance rate.

There were 21,402 students enrolled at University of Louisville in 2017, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisville has an overall enrollment yield of 33.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
8,273
Accepted Out of 10,987

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisville was 75.3% (8,273 admissions from 10,987 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.6%, while admissions grew by 9.58%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
366
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisville in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisville has a total enrollment of 21,402 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 16,092 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,310. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.4% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 4.9% Two or More Races, 4.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0421% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisville in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.2%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,402 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 16,092 and the part-time enrollment is 5,310. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Louisville was 81%. 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
    15,490
  2. Black or African American
    2,318
  3. Two or More Races
    1,048

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville is 72.4% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 4.9% Two or More Races, 4.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0421% 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, 44 students (0.206%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 374 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisville. The majority of degree recipients at University of Louisville are white (3,920 degrees awarded). There were 7.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (503 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisville is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (262 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (222 degrees) and General Psychology (214 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 (318 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (46 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (277 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 Louisville are Other managers (429,514 people), Software developers (359,534 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (302,463 people), Civil engineers (229,438 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (175,486 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (318 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (46 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (277 degrees), Engineering (550 degrees), and Communications (269 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 Louisville are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (318 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (46 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (277 degrees), Engineering (550 degrees), and Communications (269 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 Computer Systems Design (464,876 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (399,235 people), Elementary & secondary schools (359,067 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (332,032 people), and Construction (291,357 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (318 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (46 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (277 degrees), Engineering (550 degrees), and Communications (269 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. 262 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 222 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 214 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisville was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 262 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,399
  2. 2,773

In 2017, 2,399 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville, which is 0.865 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,773).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 194 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 2.49 times more than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 221 degrees were awarded to women at University of Louisville in Social Work, which is 5.82 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from University of Louisville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (67.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Louisville is Male and Asian (67.9% 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, 0.148% 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
    3,920 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    503 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisville is white (3,920 degrees awarded). There were 7.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (503 degrees).

0.271% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,057 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,863 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    309 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Louisville is white female (2,057 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,863 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at nearly $719M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.5M (0.209%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Louisville had a total salary expenditure of $1.08B. University of Louisville employs 312 Assistant professors, 311 Professors, and 282 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Louisville are Male Professors (219), Female Assistant professors(161), and Male Assistant professors (151).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville are: Management, with 544 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 475 employees, and Service with 387 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$719M
2017 Endowment
2.7%
decline from 2016

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at about $719M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisville declined 2.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $432M 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. $66.9M - Federal
  2. $8.61M - State
  3. $268k - Local

As of 2017, University of Louisville received $66.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.61M from state grants and contracts, and $268k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$552M
2017 Salaries
4.06%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Louisville paid a median of $552M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.08B) and a 4.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.86% growth from 2015 and a 11.1% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$94.3M
Instructional Salaries
1,004
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Louisville paid a total of $94.3M to 1,004 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
312 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
544 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisville were Assistant professor with 312 employees; Professor with 311 employees; and Professor with 282 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville were Management with 544 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 475 employees; and Service with 387 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisville was Male Professor with 219 employees, Female Assistant professor with 161 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 151 employees.

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

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