Louisiana State University-Alexandria

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,894

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,853

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

31.1%

2,147 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,372

54.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

8.33%

9 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 (55 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 degrees).

In 2017, 423 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University-Alexandria. 73.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (310 degrees), 5.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $4,894, which is $-20,300 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $4,894, which is $-20,300 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,853.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,894

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was $4,894. The cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $-20,300 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$8,853

2017 Value

10.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Louisiana State University-Alexandria had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,853. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Louisiana State University-Alexandria grew by 10.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,511

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was of $8,511 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 2.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University-Alexandria received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.64% with respect to 2016, when 61% 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.

14%

2016 Default Rate

82

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was 14%, which represents 82 out of the 585 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 2,147 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.19% annual growth. Out of those 2,147 applicants, 667 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,372 students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has an overall enrollment yield of 70.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

667

Accepted Out of 2,147

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University-Alexandria was 31.1% (667 admissions from 2,147 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 33.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.19%, while admissions declined by -4.71%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

22

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has a total enrollment of 3,372 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 1,844 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,528. This means that 54.7% 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 63.8% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 8.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.76% Two or More Races, 2.02% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% 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 (40.9%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,372 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 1,844 and the part-time enrollment is 1,528. This means that 54.7% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 State University-Alexandria was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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

    2,150

  2. Black or African American

    558

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    281

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 63.8% White, 16.5% Black or African American, 8.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.76% Two or More Races, 2.02% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 77 students (2.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 199 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana State University-Alexandria. The majority of degree recipients at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are white (310 degrees awarded). There were 5.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is General Studies (55 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 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 (12 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), and English (11 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 (349,862 people), Other managers (244,997 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (234,337 people), Postsecondary teachers (138,111 people), and Police officers (135,854 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are History (12 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), English (11 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (93 degrees), and Protective Services (26 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 Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are History (12 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), English (11 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (93 degrees), and Protective Services (26 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 (634,368 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (383,112 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (342,580 people), Legal services (212,663 people), and Computer Systems Design (174,940 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are History (12 degrees awarded), Communications (23 degrees), English (11 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (93 degrees), and Protective Services (26 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. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was General Studies with 55 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 112

  2. 311

In 2017, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, which is 0.36 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (311).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.769 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 82 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in Registered Nursing, which is 9.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 12% 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, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is Female and Hispanic or Latino (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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

    310 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is white (310 degrees awarded). There were 5.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (56 degrees).

1.18% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    230 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is white female (230 degrees awarded). There were 2.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (80 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has an endowment valued at nearly $18.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $203k (1.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Louisiana State University-Alexandria had a total salary expenditure of $28.8M. Louisiana State University-Alexandria employs 28 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors, and 20 Instructors. Most academics at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are Female Assistant professors (18), Female Associate professors(13), and Male Instructors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are: Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, Management, with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.5M

2017 Endowment

14.3%

growth from 2016

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has an endowment valued at about $18.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana State University-Alexandria grew 14.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.6M 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. $157k - Federal

  2. $301k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Louisiana State University-Alexandria received $157k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $301k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.5M

2017 Salaries

5.92%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Louisiana State University-Alexandria paid a median of $10.5M in salaries, which represents 36.5% of their overall expenditure ($28.8M) and a 5.92% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.81% decline from 2015 and a 1.5% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.55M

Instructional Salaries

84

Number of Employees

In 2017, Louisiana State University-Alexandria paid a total of $4.55M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

28 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

36 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were Assistant professor with 28 employees; Associate professor with 22 employees; and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees; Management with 24 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 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 2017, 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 11 employees.

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