University of Louisiana at Monroe

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,788

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,787

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.19%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

75.5%

4,035 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

9,181

65.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39.5%

456 Graduates

About

University of Louisiana at Monroe is a higher education institution located in Ouachita Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Louisiana at Monroe were General Psychology (96 degrees awarded), Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (93 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (75 degrees).

In 2017, 1,588 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisiana at Monroe. 67.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,045 degrees), 3.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (330 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe is $5,788, which is $-20,712 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe is $5,788, which is $-20,712 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,787.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,788

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe was $5,788. The cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Monroe is $-20,712 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,787

2017 Value

18%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Louisiana at Monroe had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,787. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Louisiana at Monroe grew by 18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,381

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisiana at Monroe was of $8,381 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 2.16% 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

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at University of Louisiana at Monroe received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 11.9% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.

7.19%

2016 Default Rate

111

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisiana at Monroe was 7.19%, which represents 111 out of the 1544 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

University of Louisiana at Monroe received 4,035 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.6% annual decline. Out of those 4,035 applicants, 3,045 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.5% acceptance rate.

There were 9,181 students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisiana at Monroe has an overall enrollment yield of 44.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,045

Accepted Out of 4,035

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisiana at Monroe was 75.5% (3,045 admissions from 4,035 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.6%, while admissions declined by -12.3%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

11

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisiana at Monroe has a total enrollment of 9,181 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 6,016 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,165. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.2% White, 22.3% Black or African American, 2.51% Two or More Races, 2.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Asian, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0545% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (16.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (20.8%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisiana at Monroe, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,181 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 6,016 and the part-time enrollment is 3,165. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Monroe are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 University of Louisiana at Monroe was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Louisiana at Monroe had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,892

  2. Black or African American

    2,049

  3. Two or More Races

    230

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Monroe is 64.2% White, 22.3% Black or African American, 2.51% Two or More Races, 2.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.12% Asian, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0545% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 240 students (2.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 548 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisiana at Monroe. The majority of degree recipients at University of Louisiana at Monroe are white (1,045 degrees awarded). There were 3.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (330 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Monroe is General Psychology (96 degrees awarded), followed by Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (93 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (75 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Louisiana at Monroe, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (102 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), and Psychology (114 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 University of Louisiana at Monroe are Registered nurses (1,418,909 people), Physicians (538,409 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (359,173 people), Other managers (273,872 people), and Postsecondary teachers (250,220 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (102 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), Psychology (114 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), and Health (508 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 University of Louisiana at Monroe are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (102 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), Psychology (114 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), and Health (508 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 University of Louisiana at Monroe are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,055,286 people), Elementary & secondary schools (839,608 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (603,264 people), Outpatient care centers (416,029 people), and Offices of physicians (409,072 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (102 degrees awarded), History (23 degrees), Psychology (114 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), and Health (508 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 University of Louisiana at Monroe.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Monroe was General Psychology with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 520

  2. 1,068

In 2017, 520 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Monroe, which is 0.487 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,068).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Monroe in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 0.855 times less than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to women at University of Louisiana at Monroe in General Psychology, which is 4.18 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 19% of students graduating from University of Louisiana at Monroe completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Louisiana at Monroe is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0.658% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,045 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    330 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisiana at Monroe is white (1,045 degrees awarded). There were 3.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (330 degrees).

1.76% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    707 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    338 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    241 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Louisiana at Monroe is white female (707 degrees awarded). There were 2.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (338 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisiana at Monroe has an endowment valued at nearly $29.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.72M (9.22%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Louisiana at Monroe had a total salary expenditure of $135M. University of Louisiana at Monroe employs 103 Assistant professors, 92 Associate professors, and 62 Instructors. Most academics at University of Louisiana at Monroe are Female Assistant professors (66), Female Associate professors(52), and Female Instructors (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe are: Office and Administrative Support, with 129 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 88 employees, and Service with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.4M

2017 Endowment

6.18%

growth from 2016

University of Louisiana at Monroe has an endowment valued at about $29.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisiana at Monroe grew 6.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $257M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.63M - Federal

  2. $8.59M - State

  3. $95.8k - Local

As of 2017, University of Louisiana at Monroe received $5.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.59M from state grants and contracts, and $95.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.8M

2017 Salaries

3.27%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Louisiana at Monroe paid a median of $49.8M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($135M) and a 3.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.46% decline from 2015 and a 1.15% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$21.4M

Instructional Salaries

312

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Louisiana at Monroe paid a total of $21.4M to 312 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

103 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

129 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe were Assistant professor with 103 employees; Associate professor with 92 employees; and Associate professor with 62 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe were Office and Administrative Support with 129 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees; and Service with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Monroe was Female Assistant professor with 66 employees, Female Associate professor with 52 employees, and Female Instructor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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