Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,038
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,352
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73.4%
28,960 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
34,285
83.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65.8%
3,712 Graduates

About

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a higher education institution located in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (338 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (322 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (257 degrees).

In 2020, 7,127 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,841 degrees), 5.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (885 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $−20,591 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $−20,591 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,352.

In 2020, 81% of undergraduate students attending Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,038
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was $8,038. The cost of tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $−20,591 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$20,352
2020 Value
12.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,352. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College grew by 12.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,393
Room and Board
$1,038
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was of $13,393 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,038. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.74% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8% with respect to 2019, when 75% 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%
2018 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 4%, which represents 174 out of the 4345 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

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received 28,960 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 18.2% annual growth. Out of those 28,960 applicants, 21,252 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.4% acceptance rate.

There were 34,285 students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2020, and 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
21,252
Accepted Out of 28,960

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 73.4% (21,252 admissions from 28,960 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 18.2%, while admissions grew by 16.3%.

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage
1,007
Scores Submitted

15% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has a total enrollment of 34,285 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 28,691 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,594. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.6% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 7.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.15% Asian, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.493% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Black or African American Female (9.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Black or African American Female (8.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34,285 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 28,691 and the part-time enrollment is 5,594. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    22,476
  2. Black or African American
    5,028
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,489

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 65.6% White, 14.7% Black or African American, 7.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.15% Asian, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.493% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 497 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 783 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white (4,841 degrees awarded). There were 5.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (885 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (338 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (322 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (257 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (67 degrees awarded), Agriculture (183 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (81 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Software developers (354,480 people), Other managers (344,901 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (314,904 people), Civil engineers (249,360 people), and Mechanical engineers (181,150 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (67 degrees awarded), Agriculture (183 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (81 degrees), Engineering (834 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (356 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (67 degrees awarded), Agriculture (183 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (81 degrees), Engineering (834 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (356 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Architectural, engineering & related services (524,315 people), Computer Systems Design (394,352 people), Construction (296,697 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (214,259 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (172,604 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (67 degrees awarded), Agriculture (183 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (81 degrees), Engineering (834 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (356 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
Most Common
  1. 338 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 322 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 257 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was Physical Education Teaching & Coaching with 338 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,172
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,955
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,172 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,955).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 266 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 170 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 287 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Social Work, which is 5.74 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% of students graduating from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Female and Asian (72.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.189% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,841 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    885 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    467 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white (4,841 degrees awarded). There were 5.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (885 degrees).

1.67% of degree recipients (119 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,611 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,230 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    624 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white female (2,611 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,230 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at nearly $571M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $34.9M (6.11%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a total salary expenditure of $1.24B. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College employs 426 Professors, 308 Associate professors, and 295 Assistant professors. Most academics at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Male Professors (324), Male Associate professors(197), and Female Instructors (158).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 961 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 860 employees, and Service with 687 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$571M
2020 Endowment
1.33%
growth from 2019

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at about $571M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College grew 1.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $269M 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. $52M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received $119M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $52M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$509M
2020 Salaries
1.65%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a median of $509M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.24B) and a 1.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.86% growth from 2018 and a 3.98% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$126M
Instructional Salaries
1,333
Number of Employees

In 2020, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a total of $126M to 1,333 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
426 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
961 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Professor with 426 employees; Associate professor with 308 employees; and Associate professor with 295 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 961 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 860 employees; and Service with 687 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was Male Professor with 324 employees, Male Associate professor with 197 employees, and Female Instructor with 158 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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