University of New Orleans

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,090
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,780
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
55.5%
5,882 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,231
69% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
36.8%
316 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 Business Administration & Management (110 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (109 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (95 degrees).

In 2019, 1,598 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of New Orleans. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (869 degrees), 3.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $−22,410 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $−22,410 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,780.

In 2019, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,090
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of New Orleans was $6,090. The cost of tuition at University of New Orleans is $−22,410 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,780
2019 Value
9.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,780. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of New Orleans grew by 9.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,215
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of New Orleans was of $10,215 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 3.03% 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

61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of New Orleans received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 7.02% with respect to 2018, when 57% 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.
11.1%
2017 Default Rate
177
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of New Orleans was 11.1%, which represents 177 out of the 1592 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 5,882 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 24.8% annual growth. Out of those 5,882 applicants, 3,267 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,231 students enrolled at University of New Orleans in 2019, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 28.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,267
Accepted Out of 5,882

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of New Orleans was 55.5% (3,267 admissions from 5,882 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 24.8%, while admissions grew by 21%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
90
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at University of New Orleans in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of New Orleans has a total enrollment of 8,231 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 5,682 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,549. This means that 69% 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 50.1% White, 18.7% Black or African American, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Asian, 4.54% Two or More Races, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0607% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.7%), followed by White Female (23%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.9%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,231 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 5,682 and the part-time enrollment is 2,549. This means that 69% of students enrolled at University of New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 New Orleans was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    4,121
  2. Black or African American
    1,539
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,050

The enrolled student population at University of New Orleans is 50.1% White, 18.7% Black or African American, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Asian, 4.54% Two or More Races, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0607% 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, 155 students (1.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 116 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 (869 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of New Orleans is General Business Administration & Management (110 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (109 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 Physical Sciences (75 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), and English (66 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 New Orleans are Software developers (464,880 people), Other managers (423,020 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,585 people), Civil engineers (274,848 people), and Postsecondary teachers (265,100 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are Physical Sciences (75 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), English (66 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Engineering (186 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are Physical Sciences (75 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), English (66 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Engineering (186 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 Computer Systems Design (525,421 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (511,739 people), Elementary & secondary schools (463,042 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (451,102 people), and Construction (310,573 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are Physical Sciences (75 degrees awarded), History (38 degrees), English (66 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees), and Engineering (186 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. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 95 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of New Orleans was General Business Administration & Management with 110 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

741
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
857
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 741 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans, which is 0.865 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (857).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 75 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.882 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 85 degrees were awarded to women at University of New Orleans in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 75 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% 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, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of New Orleans is Female and Hispanic or Latino (52.9% 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, 0.949% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    869 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of New Orleans is white (869 degrees awarded). There were 3.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

1.25% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    446 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    423 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of New Orleans is white female (446 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (423 degrees).

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Operations

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $22.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.2M (5.37%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of $166M. University of New Orleans employs 85 Professors, 69 Associate professors, and 65 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of New Orleans are Male Professors (62), Male Associate professors(46), and Male Assistant professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans are: Public service, with 307 employees, Management, with 170 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 108 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.3M
2019 Endowment
0.806%
growth from 2018

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $22.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of New Orleans grew 0.806% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $289M 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. $6.98M - Federal
  2. $26.5M - State
  3. $223k - Local

As of 2019, University of New Orleans received $6.98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26.5M from state grants and contracts, and $223k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$75.5M
2019 Salaries
7.66%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of New Orleans paid a median of $75.5M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($166M) and a 7.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.53% growth from 2017 and a 1.28% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20M
Instructional Salaries
278
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of New Orleans paid a total of $20M to 278 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
85 Employees
Public service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
307 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Professor with 85 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 65 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Public service with 307 employees; Management with 170 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 108 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of New Orleans was Male Professor with 62 employees, Male Associate professor with 46 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 43 employees.

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

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