University of New Orleans

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,090
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,256
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.62%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.9%
5,382 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,375
69.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
41.5%
351 Graduates

About

University of New Orleans is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of New Orleans were General Biological Sciences (119 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (95 degrees).

In 2020, 1,572 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of New Orleans. 52.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (859 degrees), 3.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $−22,539 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $−22,539 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,256.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students attending University of New Orleans received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,090
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of New Orleans was $6,090. The cost of tuition at University of New Orleans is $−22,539 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$11,256
2020 Value
4.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,256. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of New Orleans grew by 4.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,667
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of New Orleans was of $9,667 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.36% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of New Orleans received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.64% with respect to 2019, when 61% 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.
6.62%
2018 Default Rate
105
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of New Orleans was 6.62%, which represents 105 out of the 1587 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 New Orleans received 5,382 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.5% annual decline. Out of those 5,382 applicants, 4,462 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,375 students enrolled at University of New Orleans in 2020, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,462
Accepted Out of 5,382

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of New Orleans was 82.9% (4,462 admissions from 5,382 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 55.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −8.5%, while admissions grew by 36.6%.

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage
66
Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at University of New Orleans in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of New Orleans has a total enrollment of 8,375 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 5,851 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,524. This means that 69.9% of students enrolled at University of New Orleans are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.4% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 7.22% Asian, 4.16% Two or More Races, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0836% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Black or African American Female (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,375 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 5,851 and the part-time enrollment is 2,524. This means that 69.9% of students enrolled at University of New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 New Orleans was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of New Orleans had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,052
  2. Black or African American
    1,795
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,009

The enrolled student population at University of New Orleans is 48.4% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 7.22% Asian, 4.16% Two or More Races, 0.299% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0836% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 233 students (2.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 72 more women than men received degrees from University of New Orleans. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of New Orleans is white (859 degrees awarded). There were 3.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of New Orleans is General Biological Sciences (119 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (95 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of New Orleans, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (74 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (61 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (32 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 New Orleans are Elementary & middle school teachers (207,860 people), Postsecondary teachers (195,449 people), Other managers (156,747 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (131,775 people), and Physicians (117,921 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are English (74 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (61 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (104 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 New Orleans are Surgeons, Physicians, Aerospace engineers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are English (74 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (61 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (104 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 New Orleans are Elementary & secondary schools (428,269 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,933 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (202,370 people), Computer Systems Design (141,625 people), and Legal services (113,523 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are English (74 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (61 degrees), Language & Linguistics (32 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (104 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 New Orleans.
Most Common
  1. 119 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 95 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of New Orleans was General Biological Sciences with 119 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

750
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
822
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 750 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans, which is 0.912 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (822).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 79 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 97 degrees were awarded to women at University of New Orleans in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.94 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% of students graduating from University of New Orleans completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of New Orleans is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.14% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    859 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    218 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of New Orleans is white (859 degrees awarded). There were 3.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

1.15% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    430 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    429 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of New Orleans is white male (430 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (429 degrees).

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Operations

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $22.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.29M (5.86%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of $171M. University of New Orleans employs 83 Professors, 63 Associate professors, and 63 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of New Orleans are Male Professors (63), Male Associate professors(41), and Male Assistant professors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans are: Public service, with 210 employees, Management, with 163 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 108 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.1M
2020 Endowment
1%
decline from 2019

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $22.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of New Orleans declined 1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $280M 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. $6.31M - Federal
  2. $27.6M - State
  3. $300k - Local

As of 2020, University of New Orleans received $6.31M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $27.6M from state grants and contracts, and $300k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$75.4M
2020 Salaries
0.141%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of New Orleans paid a median of $75.4M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($171M) and a 0.141% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.66% growth from 2018 and a 9.53% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.4M
Instructional Salaries
263
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of New Orleans paid a total of $19.4M to 263 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
83 Employees
Public service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
210 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Professor with 83 employees; Associate professor with 63 employees; and Associate professor with 63 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Public service with 210 employees; Management with 163 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 108 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of New Orleans was Male Professor with 63 employees, Male Associate professor with 41 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of New Orleans.

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