Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,038
2022 Average Net Price
$21,296
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
75.7%
38,853 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
37,348
83.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.6%
3,633 Graduates

About

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a higher education institution located in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Social Work (445 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (280 degrees), and Human Resource Development (167 degrees).

In 2022, 7,785 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,284 degrees), 5.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (993 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $−22,112 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $8,038, which is $−22,112 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,296.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,038
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, 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 $−22,112 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$21,296
2022 Value
1.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,296. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College grew by 1.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,141
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 $14,141 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.28% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,038. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.88% with respect to 2021, when 82% 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.
1.88%
2019 Default Rate
82
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 1.88%, which represents 82 out of the 4360 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 38,853 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.27% annual growth. Out of those 38,853 applicants, 29,419 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.7% acceptance rate.

There were 37,348 students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
29,419
Accepted Out of 38,853

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 75.7% (29,419 admissions from 38,853 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 70.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.27%, while admissions grew by 13.6%..

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2022)
604
Scores Submitted (2022)

13% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a total enrollment of 37,348 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 31,072 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,276. This means that 83.2% 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 61.6% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 8.43% Hispanic or Latino, 4.44% Asian, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.498% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0884% 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 (33.1%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Black or African American Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Black or African American Female (8.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,348 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 31,072 and the part-time enrollment is 6,276. This means that 83.2% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    23,004 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    6,257 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3,147 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is 61.6% White, 16.8% Black or African American, 8.43% Hispanic or Latino, 4.44% Asian, 2.81% Two or More Races, 0.498% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0884% 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, 444 students (1.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,191 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 (5,284 degrees awarded). There were 5.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (993 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Social Work (445 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (280 degrees) and Human Resource Development (167 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (147 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (503 degrees), and Engineering (700 degrees).

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 (459,601 people), Other managers (366,831 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (363,555 people), Civil engineers (282,953 people), and Mechanical engineers (208,804 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in 2022 are Library Science (147 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (503 degrees), Engineering (700 degrees), Legal (237 degrees), and Physical Sciences (149 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (147 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (503 degrees), Engineering (700 degrees), Legal (237 degrees), and Physical Sciences (149 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Computer Systems Design (482,351 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (453,409 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (317,394 people), Construction (294,966 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (205,479 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Library Science (147 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (503 degrees), Engineering (700 degrees), Legal (237 degrees), and Physical Sciences (149 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 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 348 degrees awarded
  2. 334 degrees awarded
  3. 232 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was Physical Education Teaching & Coaching with 348 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,297
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,488
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,297 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, which is 0.735 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,488).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 307 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Construction Management, which is 5.48 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 434 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Social Work, which is 9.23 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 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, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is Female and Asian (77% 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, 0.523% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,284 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    993 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    478 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white (5,284 degrees awarded). There were 5.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (993 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (106 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,963 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,321 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    701 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is white female (2,963 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2321 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at nearly $633M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 463k (0.0731%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had a total salary expenditure of 1.17B. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College employs 401 Professors, 319 Associate professors and 300 Instructors. Most academics at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are Male Professor (295), Male Associate professor (188), and Female Instructor (185).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 916 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 839 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 715 employees.

Endowment

$633M
2022 Endowment
9.88%
decline from 2021

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College has an endowment valued at about $633M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College declined 9.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $260M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$547M
2022 Salaries
7.38%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a median of $547M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($1.17B) and a 7.38% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$135M
Instructional Salaries
1,347
Number of Employees

In 2022, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College paid a total of $135M to 1,347 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% 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
401 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
916 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Professor with 401 employees, Associate professor with 319 employees, and Instructor with 300 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 916 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 839 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 715 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College was Male Professor with 295 employees, Male Associate professor with 188 employees, and Female Instructor with 185 employees.

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

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