Louisiana State University-Alexandria

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,894

0.886% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,981

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

33.3%

2,101 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,276

56.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

23.1%

30 Graduates

About

Louisiana State University-Alexandria is a higher education institution located in Rapides Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were General Studies (49 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (22 degrees).

In 2016, 312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University-Alexandria. 71.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (248 degrees), 6.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $4,894, which is $-19,521 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $4,894, which is $-19,521 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,981.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,894

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was $4,894. The cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $-19,521 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$7,981

2016 Value

10.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Louisiana State University-Alexandria had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,981. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Louisiana State University-Alexandria grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,279

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was of $8,279 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.242% between 2015 and 2016. 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

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University-Alexandria received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.69% with respect to 2015, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10.2%

2015 Default Rate

60

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was 10.2%, which represents 60 out of the 586 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 State University-Alexandria received 2,101 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.81% annual decline. Out of those 2,101 applicants, 700 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 33.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,276 students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has an overall enrollment yield of 75.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

33.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

700

Accepted Out of 2,101

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University-Alexandria was 33.3% (700 admissions from 2,101 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 67.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -7.81%, while admissions declined by -54.7%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

19

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has a total enrollment of 3,276 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 1,850 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,426. This means that 56.5% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.6% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 6.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.26% Two or More Races, 2.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.53% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,276 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 1,850 and the part-time enrollment is 1,426. This means that 56.5% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%

2016 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 State University-Alexandria was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,115

  2. Black or African American

    565

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    224

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 64.6% White, 17.2% Black or African American, 6.84% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.26% Two or More Races, 2.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.53% Asian, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 84 students (2.56%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 134 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana State University-Alexandria. The majority of degree recipients at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are white (248 degrees awarded). There were 6.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is General Studies (49 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (9 degrees), and English (13 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 State University-Alexandria are Elementary & middle school teachers (315,499 people), Miscellaneous managers (195,990 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (188,672 people), Postsecondary teachers (159,574 people), and Police officers (141,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are History (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (9 degrees), English (13 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 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 State University-Alexandria are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are History (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (9 degrees), English (13 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 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 State University-Alexandria are Elementary & secondary schools (561,402 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (369,949 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (305,515 people), Legal services (170,633 people), and Computer Systems Design (148,422 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are History (15 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (9 degrees), English (13 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (66 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 State University-Alexandria.

Most Common

  1. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was General Studies with 49 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 89

  2. 223

In 2016, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, which is 0.399 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (223).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in General Studies, which is 0.531 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in Registered Nursing, which is 6.88 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 11% of students graduating from Louisiana State University-Alexandria completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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 State University-Alexandria is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.33% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    248 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is white (248 degrees awarded). There were 6.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

1.28% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    171 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is white female (171 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (77 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has an endowment valued at nearly $15.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $87.3k (0.572%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Louisiana State University-Alexandria had a total expenditure of $24.9M. Of that $24.9M, they spent $10.4M on salaries and $24.9M on benefits.

Louisiana State University-Alexandria employs 26 Assistant professors, 23 Associate professors, and 19 Instructors. Most academics at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are Female Assistant professors (18), Female Associate professors(13), and Male Instructors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are: Office and Administrative Support, with 35 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.3M

2015 Endowment

3.83%

growth from 2014

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has an endowment valued at about $15.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana State University-Alexandria grew 3.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.4M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $134k - Federal

  2. $608k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Louisiana State University-Alexandria received $134k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $608k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$10.4M

Salary Expenditure

$24.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Louisiana State University-Alexandria had a total expenditure of $24.9M. Of that $24.9M, they spent $10.4M on salaries and $24.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Louisiana State University-Alexandria as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.4M

2015 Salaries

1.5%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Louisiana State University-Alexandria paid a median of $10.4M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($24.9M) and a 1.5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.51% growth from 2013 and a 1.24% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.86M

Instructional Salaries

76

Number of Employees

In 2015, Louisiana State University-Alexandria paid a total of $3.86M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

26 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Associate professor with 23 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were Office and Administrative Support with 35 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees; and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, Female Associate professor with 13 employees, and Male Instructor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Louisiana State University-Alexandria.

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