Loyola University Chicago

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,470

3.54% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$34,526

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.22%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.6%

23,571 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

16,673

87.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

77.2%

1,489 Graduates

About

Loyola University Chicago is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Loyola University Chicago were General Biological Sciences (333 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (281 degrees), and General Psychology (246 degrees).

In 2017, 5,213 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loyola University Chicago. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,138 degrees), 5.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (600 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University Chicago is $41,470, which is $14,970 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola University Chicago is $41,470, which is $14,970 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,526.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,470

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Loyola University Chicago was $41,470. The cost of tuition at Loyola University Chicago is $14,970 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$34,526

2017 Value

1.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Loyola University Chicago had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,526. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Loyola University Chicago grew by 1.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,635

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loyola University Chicago was of $12,635 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.85% 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

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Loyola University Chicago received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 7.41% with respect to 2016, when 81% 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.

3.22%

2016 Default Rate

121

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Loyola University Chicago was 3.22%, which represents 121 out of the 3753 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

Loyola University Chicago received 23,571 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.78% annual growth. Out of those 23,571 applicants, 16,639 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.6% acceptance rate.

There were 16,673 students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago in 2017, and 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loyola University Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

16,639

Accepted Out of 23,571

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loyola University Chicago was 70.6% (16,639 admissions from 23,571 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 72.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.78%, while admissions grew by 0.953%.

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SAT Scores

23%

Submission Percentage

614

Scores Submitted

23% of enrolled first-time students at Loyola University Chicago in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Loyola University Chicago has a total enrollment of 16,673 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University Chicago is 14,600 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,073. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loyola University Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.2% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 6.98% Black or African American, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (17.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (7.32%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loyola University Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,673 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola University Chicago is 14,600 and the part-time enrollment is 2,073. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Loyola University Chicago are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Loyola University Chicago was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Loyola University Chicago had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,364

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,317

  3. Asian

    1,762

The enrolled student population at Loyola University Chicago is 56.2% White, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 6.98% Black or African American, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.126% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1717 more women than men received degrees from Loyola University Chicago. The majority of degree recipients at Loyola University Chicago are white (3,138 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (600 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loyola University Chicago is General Biological Sciences (333 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (281 degrees) and General Psychology (246 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Loyola University Chicago, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (558 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (372 degrees), and Biology (546 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 Loyola University Chicago are Physicians (388,673 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (178,810 people), Social workers, all other (168,865 people), Other managers (151,888 people), and Postsecondary teachers (144,120 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University Chicago are Legal (558 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (372 degrees), Biology (546 degrees), Theology (76 degrees), and History (76 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 Loyola University Chicago are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Loyola University Chicago are Legal (558 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (372 degrees), Biology (546 degrees), Theology (76 degrees), and History (76 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loyola University Chicago are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (500,753 people), Elementary & secondary schools (354,460 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,788 people), Offices of physicians (182,748 people), and Outpatient care centers (122,161 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola University Chicago are Legal (558 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (372 degrees), Biology (546 degrees), Theology (76 degrees), and History (76 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 Loyola University Chicago.

Most Common

  1. 333 degrees awarded

  2. 281 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loyola University Chicago was General Biological Sciences with 333 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,748

  2. 3,465

In 2017, 1,748 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University Chicago, which is 0.504 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,465).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola University Chicago in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.55 times less than the 222 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 309 degrees were awarded to women at Loyola University Chicago in Social Work, which is 7.92 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 64% of students graduating from Loyola University Chicago completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (82.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Loyola University Chicago is Female and Asian (82.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.604% 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

    3,138 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    600 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    512 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loyola University Chicago is white (3,138 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (600 degrees).

1.88% of degree recipients (98 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,086 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,052 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    407 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Loyola University Chicago is white female (2,086 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,052 degrees).

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Operations

Loyola University Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $593M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $68.9M (11.6%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Loyola University Chicago had a total salary expenditure of $539M. Loyola University Chicago employs 328 Instructors, 192 Professors, and 188 Associate professors. Most academics at Loyola University Chicago are Female Instructors (189), Male Instructors(139), and Male Professors (129).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago are: Management, with 291 employees, Service, with 233 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 199 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$593M

2017 Endowment

11.2%

growth from 2016

Loyola University Chicago has an endowment valued at about $593M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Loyola University Chicago grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $307M higher 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. $31.2M - Federal

  2. $178k - State

  3. $403k - Local

As of 2017, Loyola University Chicago received $31.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $178k from state grants and contracts, and $403k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$248M

2017 Salaries

2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Loyola University Chicago paid a median of $248M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($539M) and a 2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.09% growth from 2015 and a 1.95% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$82.1M

Instructional Salaries

827

Number of Employees

In 2017, Loyola University Chicago paid a total of $82.1M to 827 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

328 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

291 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago were Instructor with 328 employees; Professor with 192 employees; and Professor with 188 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago were Management with 291 employees; Service with 233 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 199 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loyola University Chicago was Female Instructor with 189 employees, Male Instructor with 139 employees, and Male Professor with 129 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Loyola University Chicago.

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