National Louis University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,419
2022 Average Net Price
$14,769
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.55%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92%
3,181 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,525
56% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
30.7%
96 Graduates

About

National Louis University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at National Louis University were Early Childhood Education & Teaching (180 degrees awarded), Curriculum & Instruction (159 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (105 degrees).

In 2022, 2,214 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Louis University. 80.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (797 degrees), 1.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (646 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $13,419, which is $−16,731 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at National Louis University is $13,419, which is $−16,731 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,769.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending National Louis University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,419
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at National Louis University was $13,419. The cost of tuition at National Louis University is $−16,731 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,769
2022 Value
0.709%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 National Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,769. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of National Louis University grew by 0.709%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,500
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Louis University was of $13,500 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at National Louis University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.3% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.55%
2019 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at National Louis University was 1.55%, which represents 28 out of the 1801 total borrowers.

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Admissions

National Louis University received 3,181 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 110% annual growth. Out of those 3,181 applicants, 2,928 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92% acceptance rate.

There were 7,525 students enrolled at National Louis University in 2022.

National Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,928
Accepted Out of 3,181

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of National Louis University was 92% (2,928 admissions from 3,181 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 110%, while admissions grew by 98.8%..

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Enrollment

National Louis University had a total enrollment of 7,525 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 4,214 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,311. This means that 56% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.7% Hispanic or Latino, 28.6% White, 19.2% Black or African American, 2.49% Asian, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0399% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at National Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (38.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.7%) and Black or African American Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Louis University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,525 students. The full-time enrollment at National Louis University is 4,214 and the part-time enrollment is 3,311. This means that 56% of students enrolled at National Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 National Louis University was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), National Louis University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,835 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,154 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,448 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at National Louis University is 37.7% Hispanic or Latino, 28.6% White, 19.2% Black or African American, 2.49% Asian, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0399% 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, 537 students (7.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,340 more women than men received degrees from National Louis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at National Louis University is white (797 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (646 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at National Louis University is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (180 degrees awarded), followed by Curriculum & Instruction (159 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (105 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at National Louis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (1,084 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), and Psychology (303 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Louis University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,658,329 people), Secondary school teachers (460,608 people), Education administrators (303,406 people), Social workers, all other (272,503 people), and Special education teachers (210,292 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University in 2022 are Education (1,084 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), Psychology (303 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (93 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 National Louis University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (1,084 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), Psychology (303 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (93 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 National Louis University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,055,575 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (379,452 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (320,752 people), Individual & family services (270,057 people), and Outpatient care centers (241,187 people).

The most specialized majors at National Louis University are Education (1,084 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (113 degrees), Psychology (303 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (83 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (93 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 National Louis University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 176 degrees awarded
  3. 138 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common masters degree concentration at National Louis University was Curriculum & Instruction with 198 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

437
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,777
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 437 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University, which is 0.246 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,777).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University in Culinary Arts & Chef Training, which is 1.22 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 330 degrees were awarded to men at National Louis University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 22 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from National Louis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at National Louis University is Female and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    797 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    646 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    465 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Louis University is white (797 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (646 degrees).

7.59% of degree recipients (168 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    622 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    533 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    389 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at National Louis University is white female (622 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (533 degrees).

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Operations

National Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $45.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11.7%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, National Louis University had a total salary expenditure of 111M. National Louis University employs 120 Assistant professors, 53 Associate professors and 17 Professors. Most academics at National Louis University are Female Assistant professor (90), Female Associate professor (36), and Male Assistant professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 208 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 89 employees, and Management with 47 employees.

Endowment

$45.7M
2022 Endowment
1.87%
growth from 2021

National Louis University has an endowment valued at about $45.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of National Louis University grew 1.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $327M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$57M
2022 Salaries
7.49%
growth from 2021

In 2022, National Louis University paid a median of $57M in salaries, which represents 51.2% of their overall expenditure ($111M) and a 7.49% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$13.6M
Instructional Salaries
198
Number of Employees

In 2022, National Louis University paid a total of $13.6M to 198 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
120 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
208 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Louis University were Assistant professor with 120 employees, Associate professor with 53 employees, and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Louis University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 208 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 89 employees, and Management with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Louis University was Female Assistant professor with 90 employees, Female Associate professor with 36 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at National Louis University.

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