Tulane University of Louisiana

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,130

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$32,515

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.68%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

25.5%

32,006 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,581

81.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.3%

1,352 Graduates

About

Tulane University of Louisiana is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tulane University of Louisiana were General Finance (227 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (139 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (132 degrees).

In 2016, 4,548 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tulane University of Louisiana. 56.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,178 degrees), 2.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (901 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana is $47,130, which is $21,274 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana is $47,130, which is $21,274 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,515.

In 2016, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,130

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana was $47,130. The cost of tuition at Tulane University of Louisiana is $21,274 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$32,515

2016 Value

1.37%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Tulane University of Louisiana had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,515. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Tulane University of Louisiana grew by 1.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,186

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tulane University of Louisiana was of $13,186 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.02% 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

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Tulane University of Louisiana received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.43% with respect to 2015, when 70% 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.

4.68%

2015 Default Rate

100

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Tulane University of Louisiana was 4.68%, which represents 100 out of the 2135 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

Tulane University of Louisiana received 32,006 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 21.9% annual growth. Out of those 32,006 applicants, 8,162 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 25.5% acceptance rate.

There were 12,581 students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana in 2016, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tulane University of Louisiana has an overall enrollment yield of 22.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

25.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,162

Accepted Out of 32,006

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tulane University of Louisiana was 25.5% (8,162 admissions from 32,006 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 30.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 21.9%, while admissions grew by 1.92%.

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SAT Scores

39%

Submission Percentage

670

Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at Tulane University of Louisiana in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tulane University of Louisiana has a total enrollment of 12,581 students. The full-time enrollment at Tulane University of Louisiana is 10,296 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,285. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tulane University of Louisiana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.9% White, 7.81% Black or African American, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.9% Asian, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Asian Female (4.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tulane University of Louisiana, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,581 students. The full-time enrollment at Tulane University of Louisiana is 10,296 and the part-time enrollment is 2,285. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Tulane University of Louisiana are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

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 Tulane University of Louisiana was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Tulane University of Louisiana had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,918

  2. Black or African American

    983

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    787

The enrolled student population at Tulane University of Louisiana is 62.9% White, 7.81% Black or African American, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.9% Asian, 3.27% Two or More Races, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% 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.

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, 401 students (3.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 564 more women than men received degrees from Tulane University of Louisiana. The majority of degree recipients at Tulane University of Louisiana are white (2,178 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (901 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tulane University of Louisiana is General Finance (227 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (139 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (132 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tulane University of Louisiana, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees awarded), Legal (315 degrees), and Biology (472 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 Tulane University of Louisiana are Physicians & surgeons (392,256 people), Miscellaneous managers (168,938 people), Postsecondary teachers (145,915 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (124,783 people), and Architects, except naval (100,318 people).

The most specialized majors at Tulane University of Louisiana are Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees awarded), Legal (315 degrees), Biology (472 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (42 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (100 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 Tulane University of Louisiana are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Physicians & surgeons, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Tulane University of Louisiana are Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees awarded), Legal (315 degrees), Biology (472 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (42 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (100 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 Tulane University of Louisiana are Hospitals (460,938 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,987 people), Elementary & secondary schools (228,227 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (155,804 people), and Offices of physicians (155,305 people).

The most specialized majors at Tulane University of Louisiana are Architecture and Related Services (120 degrees awarded), Legal (315 degrees), Biology (472 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (42 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (100 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 Tulane University of Louisiana.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tulane University of Louisiana was General Finance with 227 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,992

  2. 2,556

In 2016, 1,992 degrees were awarded to men at Tulane University of Louisiana, which is 0.779 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,556).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 292 degrees were awarded to men at Tulane University of Louisiana in General Finance, which is 1.4 times more than the 208 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 208 degrees were awarded to women at Tulane University of Louisiana in General Finance, which is 0.712 times less than the 292 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 70% of students graduating from Tulane University of Louisiana completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tulane University of Louisiana is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.85% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,178 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    901 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    267 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tulane University of Louisiana is white (2,178 degrees awarded). There were 2.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (901 degrees).

19.8% of degree recipients (901 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,262 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    916 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    149 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tulane University of Louisiana is white female (1,262 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (916 degrees).

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Operations

Tulane University of Louisiana has an endowment valued at nearly $1.21B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $63M (5.21%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Tulane University of Louisiana had a total expenditure of $859M. Of that $859M, they spent $397M on salaries and $859M on benefits.

Tulane University of Louisiana employs 199 Professors, 198 Assistant professors, and 174 Associate professors. Most academics at Tulane University of Louisiana are Male Professors (148), Male Assistant professors(112), and Male Associate professors (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana are: Management, with 629 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 424 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 227 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.21B

2015 Endowment

3.44%

growth from 2014

Tulane University of Louisiana has an endowment valued at about $1.21B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Tulane University of Louisiana grew 3.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $938M 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $119M - Federal

  2. $24.5M - State

  3. $12k - Local

As of 2015, Tulane University of Louisiana received $119M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $24.5M from state grants and contracts, and $12k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$397M

Salary Expenditure

$859M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Tulane University of Louisiana had a total expenditure of $859M. Of that $859M, they spent $397M on salaries and $859M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Tulane University of Louisiana as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$397M

2015 Salaries

0.186%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Tulane University of Louisiana paid a median of $397M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($859M) and a 0.186% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.63% growth from 2013 and a 5.11% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$72.8M

Instructional Salaries

705

Number of Employees

In 2015, Tulane University of Louisiana paid a total of $72.8M to 705 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.3% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

199 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

629 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana were Professor with 199 employees; Assistant professor with 198 employees; and Assistant professor with 174 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana were Management with 629 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 424 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 227 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tulane University of Louisiana was Male Professor with 148 employees, Male Assistant professor with 112 employees, and Male Associate professor with 96 employees.

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

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