Loyola Marymount University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$51,820
4.58% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$48,758
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.81%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
50.1%
18,576 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,686
91.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
82.6%
1,112 Graduates

About

Loyola Marymount University is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Loyola Marymount University were General Marketing & Marketing Management (154 degrees awarded), General Psychology (131 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (121 degrees).

In 2020, 2,907 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Loyola Marymount University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,239 degrees), 1.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (732 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $51,820, which is $29,290 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $51,820, which is $29,290 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $48,758.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students attending Loyola Marymount University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$51,820
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Loyola Marymount University was $51,820. The cost of tuition at Loyola Marymount University is $29,290 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$48,758
2020 Value
3.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Loyola Marymount University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $48,758. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Loyola Marymount University grew by 3.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,580
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Loyola Marymount University was of $14,580 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 6.15% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.69% with respect to 2019, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.81%
2018 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Loyola Marymount University was 1.81%, which represents 32 out of the 1768 total borrowers.

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Loyola Marymount University received 18,576 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.0861% annual decline. Out of those 18,576 applicants, 9,314 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.1% acceptance rate.

There were 9,686 students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University in 2020, and 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Loyola Marymount University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,314
Accepted Out of 18,576

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Loyola Marymount University was 50.1% (9,314 admissions from 18,576 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 43.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.0861%, while admissions grew by 14.3%.

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage
953
Scores Submitted

65% of enrolled first-time students at Loyola Marymount University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Loyola Marymount University has a total enrollment of 9,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola Marymount University is 8,855 students and the part-time enrollment is 831. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Loyola Marymount University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.9% White, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.61% Asian, 6.55% Black or African American, 6.44% Two or More Races, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0723% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.1%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (23.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.2%) and White Male (15.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Loyola Marymount University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Loyola Marymount University is 8,855 and the part-time enrollment is 831. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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 Marymount University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Loyola Marymount University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,060
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,471
  3. Asian
    931

The enrolled student population at Loyola Marymount University is 41.9% White, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.61% Asian, 6.55% Black or African American, 6.44% Two or More Races, 0.165% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0723% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 629 more women than men received degrees from Loyola Marymount University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Loyola Marymount University is white (1,239 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (732 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Loyola Marymount University is General Marketing & Marketing Management (154 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (131 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (121 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Loyola Marymount University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (389 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (34 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,731,095 people), Secondary school teachers (393,337 people), Education administrators (254,839 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,964 people), and Special education teachers (156,703 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (389 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (34 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees), Education (535 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 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 Marymount University are Aerospace engineers, Physicians, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (389 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (34 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees), Education (535 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 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 Loyola Marymount University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,767,285 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (324,615 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (142,611 people), Computer Systems Design (107,090 people), and Child day care services (98,586 people).

The most specialized majors at Loyola Marymount University are Legal (389 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (34 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (341 degrees), Education (535 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Loyola Marymount University.
Most Common
  1. 154 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 131 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 121 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Loyola Marymount University was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 154 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,139
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,768
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,139 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola Marymount University, which is 0.644 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,768).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Loyola Marymount University in Law, which is 0.919 times less than the 173 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 178 degrees were awarded to women at Loyola Marymount University in Urban Education & Leadership, which is 3.07 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 76% of students graduating from Loyola Marymount University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 Loyola Marymount University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    1,239 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    732 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    277 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Loyola Marymount University is white (1,239 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (732 degrees).

0.275% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    746 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    493 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    470 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Loyola Marymount University is white female (746 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (493 degrees).

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Loyola Marymount University has an endowment valued at nearly $477M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.51M (1.99%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Loyola Marymount University had a total salary expenditure of $405M. Loyola Marymount University employs 227 Professors, 196 Assistant professors, and 149 Associate professors. Most academics at Loyola Marymount University are Male Professors (144), Male Assistant professors(98), and Female Assistant professors (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University are: Management, with 260 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 216 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 209 employees.

Endowment

$477M
2020 Endowment
0.173%
growth from 2019

Loyola Marymount University has an endowment valued at about $477M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Loyola Marymount University grew 0.173% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $437M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.79M - Federal
  2. $1.41M - State
  3. $414k - Local

As of 2020, Loyola Marymount University received $5.79M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.41M from state grants and contracts, and $414k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$186M
2020 Salaries
6.32%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Loyola Marymount University paid a median of $186M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($405M) and a 6.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.57% growth from 2018 and a 3.87% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$67.4M
Instructional Salaries
615
Number of Employees

In 2020, Loyola Marymount University paid a total of $67.4M to 615 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
227 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
260 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University were Professor with 227 employees; Assistant professor with 196 employees; and Assistant professor with 149 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University were Management with 260 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 216 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 209 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Loyola Marymount University was Male Professor with 144 employees, Male Assistant professor with 98 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 98 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Loyola Marymount University.

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