University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,407
2022 Average Net Price
$13,036
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.81%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.6%
11,752 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
15,219
76.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.1%
1,540 Graduates

About

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a higher education institution located in Lafayette Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Registered Nursing (383 degrees awarded), General Studies (297 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (137 degrees).

In 2022, 3,420 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,220 degrees), 3.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (593 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $5,407, which is $−24,743 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $5,407, which is $−24,743 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,036.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending University of Louisiana at Lafayette received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,407
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was $5,407. The cost of tuition at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is $−24,743 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,036
2022 Value
10.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Louisiana at Lafayette had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,036. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Louisiana at Lafayette grew by 10.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,784
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was of $11,784 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2021, when 83% 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.
2.81%
2019 Default Rate
89
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 2.81%, which represents 89 out of the 3172 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Louisiana at Lafayette received 11,752 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.9% annual growth. Out of those 11,752 applicants, 8,762 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 15,219 students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2022. 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,762
Accepted Out of 11,752

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette was 74.6% (8,762 admissions from 11,752 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.9%, while admissions grew by 7.44%..

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage (2021)
110
Scores Submitted (2021)

4% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a total enrollment of 15,219 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 11,691 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,528. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.7% White, 22.9% Black or African American, 5.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.63% Two or More Races, 2.75% Asian, 0.368% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0854% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.2%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Black or African American Female (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,219 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 11,691 and the part-time enrollment is 3,528. This means that 76.8% of students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 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 Lafayette was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,079 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3,478 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    823 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is 59.7% White, 22.9% Black or African American, 5.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.63% Two or More Races, 2.75% Asian, 0.368% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0854% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 388 students (2.55%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 710 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white (2,220 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (593 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is Registered Nursing (383 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (297 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (137 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (266 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (63 degrees), and English (54 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,690,235 people), Secondary school teachers (570,519 people), Other managers (503,710 people), Software developers (492,139 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (370,359 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2022 are Engineering (266 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (63 degrees), English (54 degrees), Education (327 degrees), and History (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Engineering (266 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (63 degrees), English (54 degrees), Education (327 degrees), and History (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Elementary & secondary schools (3,052,465 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (662,050 people), Computer Systems Design (590,722 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (482,281 people), and Construction (370,440 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Engineering (266 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (63 degrees), English (54 degrees), Education (327 degrees), and History (28 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 383 degrees awarded
  2. 297 degrees awarded
  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was Registered Nursing with 383 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,355
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,065
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,355 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which is 0.656 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,065).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 243 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.957 times less than the 254 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 373 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Registered Nursing, which is 6.32 times more than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from University of Louisiana at Lafayette completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is Female and White (61.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.83% of graduates (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,220 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    593 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    227 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white (2,220 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (593 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,335 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    885 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is white female (1,335 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (885 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an endowment valued at nearly $155M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.3%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Louisiana at Lafayette had a total salary expenditure of 376M. University of Louisiana at Lafayette employs 143 Professors, 142 Instructors and 116 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are Male Professor (109), Female Instructor (91), and Male Associate professor (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette are: Office and Administrative Support, with 229 employees, Management, with 225 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 193 employees.

Endowment

$155M
2022 Endowment
9.73%
decline from 2021

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an endowment valued at about $155M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisiana at Lafayette declined 9.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $218M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$159M
2022 Salaries
0.575%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Louisiana at Lafayette paid a median of $159M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($376M) and a 0.575% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.5M
Instructional Salaries
613
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Louisiana at Lafayette paid a total of $48.5M to 613 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
143 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
229 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Professor with 143 employees, Instructor with 142 employees, and Associate professor with 116 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were Office and Administrative Support with 229 employees, Management with 225 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 193 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisiana at Lafayette was Male Professor with 109 employees, Female Instructor with 91 employees, and Male Associate professor with 71 employees.

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