La Salle University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,800

28.7% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,276

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.62%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

79.3%

6,566 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,197

69.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.6%

599 Graduates

About

La Salle University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at La Salle University were Registered Nursing (113 degrees awarded), Accounting (78 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (71 degrees).

In 2017, 1,610 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at La Salle University. 68.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,008 degrees), 4.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at La Salle University is $28,800, which is $8,067 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at La Salle University is $28,800, which is $8,067 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,276.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,800

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at La Salle University was $28,800. The cost of tuition at La Salle University is $8,067 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$26,276

2017 Value

1.85%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 La Salle University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,276. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of La Salle University grew by 1.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,540

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at La Salle University was of $10,540 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.53% 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

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at La Salle University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.49% with respect to 2016, when 86% 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.

4.62%

2016 Default Rate

74

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at La Salle University was 4.62%, which represents 74 out of the 1601 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

La Salle University received 6,566 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 15.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,566 applicants, 5,205 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,197 students enrolled at La Salle University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

La Salle University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,205

Accepted Out of 6,566

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of La Salle University was 79.3% (5,205 admissions from 6,566 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 15.7%, while admissions grew by 19.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at La Salle University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

La Salle University has a total enrollment of 5,197 students. The full-time enrollment at La Salle University is 3,592 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,605. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at La Salle University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at La Salle University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.7% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.62% Asian, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at La Salle University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.1%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (13.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at La Salle University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,197 students. The full-time enrollment at La Salle University is 3,592 and the part-time enrollment is 1,605. This means that 69.1% of students enrolled at La Salle University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 La Salle University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), La Salle University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,793

  2. Black or African American

    962

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    764

The enrolled student population at La Salle University is 53.7% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.62% Asian, 2.71% Two or More Races, 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.154% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 147 students (2.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 598 more women than men received degrees from La Salle University. The majority of degree recipients at La Salle University are white (1,008 degrees awarded). There were 4.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at La Salle University is Registered Nursing (113 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (78 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (71 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at La Salle University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Psychology (150 degrees), and Communications (91 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 La Salle University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,026,869 people), Secondary school teachers (331,034 people), Education administrators (319,546 people), Other managers (255,549 people), and Postsecondary teachers (199,507 people).

The most specialized majors at La Salle University are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Psychology (150 degrees), Communications (91 degrees), Education (185 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (21 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 La Salle University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at La Salle University are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Psychology (150 degrees), Communications (91 degrees), Education (185 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (21 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 La Salle University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,108,892 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (480,763 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (316,468 people), Outpatient care centers (179,291 people), and Individual & family services (177,080 people).

The most specialized majors at La Salle University are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Psychology (150 degrees), Communications (91 degrees), Education (185 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (21 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 La Salle University.

Most Common

  1. 113 degrees awarded

  2. 78 degrees awarded

  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at La Salle University was Registered Nursing with 113 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 506

  2. 1,104

In 2017, 506 degrees were awarded to men at La Salle University, which is 0.458 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,104).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 57 degrees were awarded to men at La Salle University in Accounting, which is 0.934 times less than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 101 degrees were awarded to women at La Salle University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.42 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 55% of students graduating from La Salle University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (74.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at La Salle University is Male and White (74.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 1.5% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,008 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    210 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at La Salle University is white (1,008 degrees awarded). There were 4.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

4.6% of degree recipients (74 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    676 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    332 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at La Salle University is white female (676 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (332 degrees).

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Operations

La Salle University has an endowment valued at nearly $85.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.16M (10.8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, La Salle University had a total salary expenditure of $117M. La Salle University employs 78 Associate professors, 74 Assistant professors, and 45 Professors. Most academics at La Salle University are Female Assistant professors (46), Female Associate professors(42), and Male Associate professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at La Salle University are: Management, with 106 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 88 employees, and Service with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$85.1M

2017 Endowment

4.28%

growth from 2016

La Salle University has an endowment valued at about $85.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of La Salle University grew 4.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $52M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.48M - Federal

  2. $208k - State

  3. $1.08M - Local

As of 2017, La Salle University received $1.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $208k from state grants and contracts, and $1.08M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$55.3M

2017 Salaries

18.2%

decline from 2016

In 2017, La Salle University paid a median of $55.3M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($117M) and a 18.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0318% decline from 2015 and a 6.99% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.9M

Instructional Salaries

209

Number of Employees

In 2017, La Salle University paid a total of $17.9M to 209 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

78 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

106 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at La Salle University were Associate professor with 78 employees; Assistant professor with 74 employees; and Assistant professor with 45 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at La Salle University were Management with 106 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 88 employees; and Service with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at La Salle University was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Female Associate professor with 42 employees, and Male Associate professor with 36 employees.

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