National Louis University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,456

0.288% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,650

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.14%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76.4%

1,520 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,515

44.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

30.2%

13 Graduates

About

National Louis University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at National Louis University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (145 degrees awarded), Management Science (121 degrees), and Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (46 degrees).

In 2016, 1,611 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Louis University. 77.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (880 degrees), 2.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (403 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $12,456, which is $-13,400 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $12,456, which is $-13,400 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,650.

In 2016, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,456

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at National Louis University was $12,456. The cost of tuition at National Louis University is $-13,400 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$13,650

2016 Value

21.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 National Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,650. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of National Louis University grew by 21.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,300

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Louis University was of $15,300 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board did not change 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

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at National Louis University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 7.89% with respect to 2015, when 76% 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.

4.14%

2015 Default Rate

74

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at National Louis University was 4.14%, which represents 74 out of the 1788 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

National Louis University received 1,520 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 526% annual growth. Out of those 1,520 applicants, 1,161 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,515 students enrolled at National Louis University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

National Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,161

Accepted Out of 1,520

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of National Louis University was 76.4% (1,161 admissions from 1,520 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 526%, while admissions grew by 486%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at National Louis University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

National Louis University has a total enrollment of 4,515 students. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 2,026 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,489. This means that 44.9% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.2% White, 25.4% Black or African American, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.177% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0664% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at National Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (33.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (26%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (21%) and White Male (13.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,515 students. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 2,026 and the part-time enrollment is 2,489. This means that 44.9% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 National Louis University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), National Louis University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,906

  2. Black or African American

    1,149

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    943

The enrolled student population at National Louis University is 42.2% White, 25.4% Black or African American, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Asian, 1.64% Two or More Races, 0.177% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0664% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 893 more women than men received degrees from National Louis University. The majority of degree recipients at National Louis University are white (880 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (403 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at National Louis University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (145 degrees awarded), followed by Management Science (121 degrees) and Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (46 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at National Louis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees), and Psychology (142 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 National Louis University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,014,433 people), Social workers (352,207 people), Secondary school teachers (316,492 people), Education administrators (300,613 people), and Counselors (287,432 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees), Psychology (142 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Louis University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees), Psychology (142 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (36 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 National Louis University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,105,978 people), Hospitals (416,768 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,222 people), Individual & family services (281,990 people), and Outpatient care centers (210,393 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (145 degrees), Psychology (142 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 145 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at National Louis University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 145 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 359

  2. 1,252

In 2016, 359 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University, which is 0.287 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,252).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 67 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University in Secondary Education & Teaching, which is 0.827 times less than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 179 degrees were awarded to women at National Louis University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.31 times more than the 54 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 25% of students graduating from National Louis University 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 25% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (42.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National Louis University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (42.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 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

    880 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    403 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Louis University is white (880 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (403 degrees).

0.869% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    667 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    333 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National Louis University is white female (667 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (333 degrees).

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Operations

National Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $328k (1%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, National Louis University had a total expenditure of $69M. Of that $69M, they spent $32.4M on salaries and $69M on benefits.

National Louis University employs 55 Assistant professors, 44 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at National Louis University are Female Assistant professors (38), Female Associate professors(29), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 95 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 81 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.7M

2015 Endowment

1.21%

growth from 2014

National Louis University has an endowment valued at about $32.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of National Louis University grew 1.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $238M 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. $3.33M - Federal

  2. $4.87M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, National Louis University received $3.33M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.87M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$32.4M

Salary Expenditure

$69M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, National Louis University had a total expenditure of $69M. Of that $69M, they spent $32.4M on salaries and $69M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$32.4M

2015 Salaries

0.216%

growth from 2014

In 2015, National Louis University paid a median of $32.4M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($69M) and a 0.216% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.8% growth from 2013 and a 11.2% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.99M

Instructional Salaries

129

Number of Employees

In 2015, National Louis University paid a total of $7.99M to 129 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

95 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Louis University were Assistant professor with 55 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 95 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 81 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Louis University was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Female Associate professor with 29 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at National Louis University.

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