Louisiana College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,000

15.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,572

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

16.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

71.9%

780 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,196

76.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

41.5%

129 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 (35 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (8 degrees).

In 2017, 223 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana College. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (153 degrees), 4.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana College is $16,000, which is $-4,733 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana College is $16,000, which is $-4,733 less 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 $15,572.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Louisiana College was $16,000. The cost of tuition at Louisiana College is $-4,733 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,572

2017 Value

12.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Louisiana College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,572. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Louisiana College grew by 12.7%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,146

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana College was of $7,146 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 0.231% 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

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Louisiana College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.32% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

16.1%

2016 Default Rate

68

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana College was 16.1%, which represents 68 out of the 422 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 780 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.31% annual growth. Out of those 780 applicants, 561 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,196 students enrolled at Louisiana College in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana College has an overall enrollment yield of 55.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

561

Accepted Out of 780

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana College was 71.9% (561 admissions from 780 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.31%, while admissions grew by 2.94%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

6

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana College has a total enrollment of 1,196 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana College is 912 students and the part-time enrollment is 284. This means that 76.3% of students enrolled at Louisiana College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.3% White, 23.9% Black or African American, 2.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.09% Two or More Races, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.92% Asian, and 0.0836% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.1%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Black or African American Male (17.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (58.7%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Black or African American Female (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,196 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana College is 912 and the part-time enrollment is 284. This means that 76.3% of students enrolled at Louisiana College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

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 Louisiana College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    781

  2. Black or African American

    286

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    32

The enrolled student population at Louisiana College is 65.3% White, 23.9% Black or African American, 2.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.09% Two or More Races, 1.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.92% Asian, 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 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, 16 students (1.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 65 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana College. The majority of degree recipients at Louisiana College are white (153 degrees awarded). There were 4.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana College is Registered Nursing (35 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (8 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 Theology (12 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), and History (4 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 (2,027,122 people), Secondary school teachers (368,511 people), Education administrators (299,127 people), Postsecondary teachers (191,129 people), and Other managers (180,558 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana College are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), History (4 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 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 Louisiana College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Louisiana College are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), History (4 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 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 (3,006,315 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,322 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (197,523 people), Religious organizations (159,809 people), and Legal services (152,556 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana College are Theology (12 degrees awarded), Education (70 degrees), History (4 degrees), English (7 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 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. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana College was Registered Nursing with 35 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 79

  2. 144

In 2017, 79 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana College, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (144).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana College in Teacher Education & Professional Development, which is 0.239 times less than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 46 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana College in Teacher Education & Professional Development, which is 4.18 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

32%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% of students graduating from Louisiana College 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 34% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    153 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana College is white (153 degrees awarded). There were 4.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (37 degrees).

6.28% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    96 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    57 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Louisiana College is white female (96 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (57 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana College has an endowment valued at nearly $36.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.87M (7.89%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Louisiana College had a total salary expenditure of $21.5M. Louisiana College employs 38 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Louisiana College are Female Assistant professors (22), Female Associate professors(16), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.4M

2017 Endowment

5.02%

growth from 2016

Louisiana College has an endowment valued at about $36.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana College grew 5.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.26M 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. $174k - Federal

  2. $101k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Louisiana College received $174k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $101k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.78M

2017 Salaries

0.921%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Louisiana College paid a median of $7.78M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($21.5M) and a 0.921% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.4% decline from 2015 and a 3.95% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.97M

Instructional Salaries

75

Number of Employees

In 2017, Louisiana College paid a total of $3.97M to 75 employees working as instructors, which represents 51% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

38 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

40 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana College were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Associate professor with 22 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana College were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana College was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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