University of Louisville

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,068

4.99% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,249

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.86%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

72.6%

10,404 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

21,578

76.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52.8%

1,321 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 (223 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (217 degrees), and General Psychology (215 degrees).

In 2016, 4,873 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisville. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,731 degrees), 7.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (480 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $11,068, which is $-14,788 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $11,068, which is $-14,788 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,249.

In 2016, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,068

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Louisville was $11,068. The cost of tuition at University of Louisville is $-14,788 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,249

2016 Value

1.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Louisville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,249. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Louisville grew by 1.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,942

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisville was of $7,942 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at University of Louisville received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

6.86%

2015 Default Rate

309

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisville was 6.86%, which represents 309 out of the 4504 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 10,404 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.42% annual growth. Out of those 10,404 applicants, 7,550 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.6% acceptance rate.

There were 21,578 students enrolled at University of Louisville in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisville has an overall enrollment yield of 38.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,550

Accepted Out of 10,404

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisville was 72.6% (7,550 admissions from 10,404 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.42%, while admissions grew by 8.74%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisville in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisville has a total enrollment of 21,578 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 16,521 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,057. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.6% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 4.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.21% Two or More Races, 3.81% Asian, 0.0973% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0649% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisville in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (36.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (36%), followed by White Female (35.6%) and Black or African American Female (5.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,578 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 16,521 and the part-time enrollment is 5,057. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2016 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

    15,884

  2. Black or African American

    2,289

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    921

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville is 73.6% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 4.27% Hispanic or Latino, 4.21% Two or More Races, 3.81% Asian, 0.0973% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0649% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 49 students (0.227%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 219 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisville. The majority of degree recipients at University of Louisville are white (3,731 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (480 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisville is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (223 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (217 degrees) and General Psychology (215 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 (310 degrees awarded), Engineering (527 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (274 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 Miscellaneous managers (394,940 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (336,022 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (296,329 people), Civil engineers (229,961 people), and Social workers (183,788 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (310 degrees awarded), Engineering (527 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (274 degrees), Legal (149 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (31 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 Public relations specialists, Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (310 degrees awarded), Engineering (527 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (274 degrees), Legal (149 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (31 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 Louisville are Architectural, engineering & related services (391,890 people), Computer Systems Design (376,852 people), Construction (246,011 people), Elementary & secondary schools (216,504 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (205,907 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (310 degrees awarded), Engineering (527 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (274 degrees), Legal (149 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (31 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. 223 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 215 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisville was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 223 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,327

  2. 2,546

In 2016, 2,327 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville, which is 0.914 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,546).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 178 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 2.14 times more than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 243 degrees were awarded to women at University of Louisville in Social Work, which is 13.5 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 36% 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 (84.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Louisville is Female and Asian (84.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.0757% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,731 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    480 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisville is white (3,731 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (480 degrees).

0.185% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,908 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,823 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    296 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Louisville is white female (1,908 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,823 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at nearly $844M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.51M (0.179%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Louisville had a total expenditure of $975M. Of that $975M, they spent $506M on salaries and $975M on benefits.

University of Louisville employs 334 Assistant professors, 310 Professors, and 273 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Louisville are Male Professors (222), Female Assistant professors(168), and Male Assistant professors (166).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville are: Management, with 533 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 459 employees, and Service with 418 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$844M

2015 Endowment

3.71%

decline from 2014

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at about $844M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisville declined 3.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $573M 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. $63.1M - Federal

  2. $10.7M - State

  3. $594k - Local

As of 2015, University of Louisville received $63.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.7M from state grants and contracts, and $594k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$506M

Salary Expenditure

$975M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Louisville had a total expenditure of $975M. Of that $975M, they spent $506M on salaries and $975M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Louisville as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$506M

2015 Salaries

11.1%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Louisville paid a median of $506M in salaries, which represents 51.9% of their overall expenditure ($975M) and a 11.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.5% decline from 2013 and a 6.44% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$91.3M

Instructional Salaries

968

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Louisville paid a total of $91.3M to 968 employees working as instructors, which represents 18% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

334 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

533 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisville were Assistant professor with 334 employees; Professor with 310 employees; and Professor with 273 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville were Management with 533 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 459 employees; and Service with 418 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisville was Male Professor with 222 employees, Female Assistant professor with 168 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 166 employees.

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

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