University of New Orleans

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,090

14.8% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$10,858

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

56.6%

3,736 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,964

68.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.4%

371 Graduates

About

University of New Orleans is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of New Orleans were General Business Administration & Management (132 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (125 degrees), and General Psychology (107 degrees).

In 2017, 1,725 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of New Orleans. 52.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (988 degrees), 6.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (151 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $-20,410 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $-20,410 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,858.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,090

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of New Orleans was $6,090. The cost of tuition at University of New Orleans is $-20,410 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$10,858

2017 Value

15.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,858. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of New Orleans grew by 15.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,402

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of New Orleans was of $9,402 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 1.16% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of New Orleans received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 9.09% with respect to 2016, when 55% 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.

8.5%

2016 Default Rate

142

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of New Orleans was 8.5%, which represents 142 out of the 1670 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

University of New Orleans received 3,736 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.59% annual growth. Out of those 3,736 applicants, 2,115 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.6% acceptance rate.

There were 7,964 students enrolled at University of New Orleans in 2017, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 45.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,115

Accepted Out of 3,736

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of New Orleans was 56.6% (2,115 admissions from 3,736 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.59%, while admissions grew by 3.32%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

61

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at University of New Orleans in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of New Orleans has a total enrollment of 7,964 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 5,479 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,485. This means that 68.8% of students enrolled at University of New Orleans are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.7% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.63% Asian, 4.17% Two or More Races, 0.251% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0628% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (26.1%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.9%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of New Orleans, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,964 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 5,479 and the part-time enrollment is 2,485. This means that 68.8% of students enrolled at University of New Orleans are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

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 University of New Orleans was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of New Orleans had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,199

  2. Black or African American

    1,294

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    923

The enrolled student population at University of New Orleans is 52.7% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.63% Asian, 4.17% Two or More Races, 0.251% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0628% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 110 students (1.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 91 more women than men received degrees from University of New Orleans. The majority of degree recipients at University of New Orleans are white (988 degrees awarded). There were 6.54 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (151 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of New Orleans is General Business Administration & Management (132 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (125 degrees) and General Psychology (107 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of New Orleans, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (81 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), and Physical Sciences (68 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 University of New Orleans are Elementary & middle school teachers (358,239 people), Other managers (243,984 people), Postsecondary teachers (234,608 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (198,048 people), and Physicians (124,742 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are English (81 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), History (36 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (155 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 University of New Orleans are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are English (81 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), History (36 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (155 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 University of New Orleans are Elementary & secondary schools (641,249 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,160 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (243,208 people), Computer Systems Design (207,170 people), and Legal services (171,674 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are English (81 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (132 degrees), Physical Sciences (68 degrees), History (36 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (155 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 University of New Orleans.

Most Common

  1. 132 degrees awarded

  2. 125 degrees awarded

  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of New Orleans was General Business Administration & Management with 132 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 817

  2. 908

In 2017, 817 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans, which is 0.9 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (908).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 116 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to women at University of New Orleans in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.793 times less than the 116 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

35%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 15% of students graduating from University of New Orleans completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (53.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of New Orleans is Female and Asian (53.6% 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, 14% of graduates (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    988 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    151 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of New Orleans is white (988 degrees awarded). There were 6.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (151 degrees).

6.26% of degree recipients (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    516 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    472 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of New Orleans is white female (516 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (472 degrees).

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Operations

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $21.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.95M (8.97%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of New Orleans had a total expenditure of $147M. Of that $147M, they spent $64M on salaries and $147M on benefits.

University of New Orleans employs 89 Professors, 71 Associate professors, and 47 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of New Orleans are Male Professors (69), Male Associate professors(46), and Male Assistant professors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans are: Business and Financial Operations, with 400 employees, Management, with 160 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.8M

2017 Endowment

5.74%

growth from 2016

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $21.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of New Orleans grew 5.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $265M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.76M - Federal

  2. $16.8M - State

  3. $287k - Local

As of 2017, University of New Orleans received $6.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.8M from state grants and contracts, and $287k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$64M

Salary Expenditure

$147M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of New Orleans had a total expenditure of $147M. Of that $147M, they spent $64M on salaries and $147M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$64M

2017 Salaries

1.28%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of New Orleans paid a median of $64M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($147M) and a 1.28% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.67% decline from 2015 and a 5.35% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.5M

Instructional Salaries

250

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of New Orleans paid a total of $17.5M to 250 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

89 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

400 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Professor with 89 employees; Associate professor with 71 employees; and Associate professor with 47 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Business and Financial Operations with 400 employees; Management with 160 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of New Orleans was Male Professor with 69 employees, Male Associate professor with 46 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of New Orleans.

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