Louisiana College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,500
2.94% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,495
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
69.4%
1,018 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,224
77.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.2%
82 Graduates

About

Louisiana College is a higher education institution located in Rapides Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Louisiana College were Registered Nursing (20 degrees awarded), General Studies (12 degrees), and Social Work (11 degrees).

In 2019, 234 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana College. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (173 degrees), 4.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana College is $17,500, which is $−4,526 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana College is $17,500, which is $−4,526 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,495.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Louisiana College was $17,500. The cost of tuition at Louisiana College is $−4,526 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,495
2019 Value
0.612%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Louisiana College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,495. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Louisiana College grew by 0.612%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,295
Room and Board
$1,220
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana College was of $7,295 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 1.72% 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

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Louisiana College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.16% with respect to 2018, 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.
15.6%
2017 Default Rate
59
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana College was 15.6%, which represents 59 out of the 379 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

Louisiana College received 1,018 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 26% annual growth. Out of those 1,018 applicants, 706 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,224 students enrolled at Louisiana College in 2019, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
706
Accepted Out of 1,018

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana College was 69.4% (706 admissions from 1,018 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 78.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 26%, while admissions grew by 11.4%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
14
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana College has a total enrollment of 1,224 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana College is 953 students and the part-time enrollment is 271. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Louisiana College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.5% White, 25.2% Black or African American, 2.61% Two or More Races, 2.21% Hispanic or Latino, 0.817% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.735% Asian, and 0.0817% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (31.9%) and Black or African American Male (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.4%) and White Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,224 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana College is 953 and the part-time enrollment is 271. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Louisiana College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Louisiana College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Louisiana College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    826
  2. Black or African American
    309
  3. Two or More Races
    32

The enrolled student population at Louisiana College is 67.5% White, 25.2% Black or African American, 2.61% Two or More Races, 2.21% Hispanic or Latino, 0.817% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.735% Asian, and 0.0817% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 68 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Louisiana College is white (173 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana College is Registered Nursing (20 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (12 degrees) and Social Work (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (88 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), and Theology (6 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 Louisiana College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,468,089 people), Secondary school teachers (488,635 people), Education administrators (265,359 people), Special education teachers (206,398 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (191,824 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana College are Education (88 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), Theology (6 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 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 Louisiana College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Louisiana College are Education (88 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), Theology (6 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 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 Louisiana College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,743,505 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (276,929 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (191,934 people), Religious organizations (171,588 people), and Individual & family services (143,885 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana College are Education (88 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), Theology (6 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (11 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 Louisiana College.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana College was Registered Nursing with 20 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

83
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
151
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana College, which is 0.55 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana College in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.294 times less than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana College in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 25% of students graduating from Louisiana College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    173 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    41 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana College is white (173 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (41 degrees).

0.427% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    114 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Louisiana College is white female (114 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana College has an endowment valued at nearly $38.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.8M (7.24%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Louisiana College had a total salary expenditure of $24.2M. Louisiana College employs 30 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 16 Professors. Most academics at Louisiana College are Female Associate professors (18), Female Assistant professors(16), and Male Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 17 employees, and Management with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$38.8M
2019 Endowment
2.3%
growth from 2018

Louisiana College has an endowment valued at about $38.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana College grew 2.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $273k 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $161k - Federal
  2. $80.3k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Louisiana College received $161k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $80.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$8.1M
2019 Salaries
3.74%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Louisiana College paid a median of $8.1M in salaries, which represents 33.5% of their overall expenditure ($24.2M) and a 3.74% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.284% growth from 2017 and a 0.921% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.94M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2019, Louisiana College paid a total of $3.94M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
30 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana College were Assistant professor with 30 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana College were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees; and Management with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana College was Female Associate professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Louisiana College.

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