Louisiana State University-Shreveport

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,656
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,676
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.51%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.7%
918 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,955
35.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
36.9%
123 Graduates

About

Louisiana State University-Shreveport is a higher education institution located in Caddo Parish, LA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Louisiana State University-Shreveport were General Business Administration & Management (81 degrees awarded), General Studies (53 degrees), and General Psychology (35 degrees).

In 2020, 2,680 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,288 degrees), 2.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (528 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is $5,656, which is $−16,874 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is $5,656, which is $−16,874 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,676.

In 2020, 62% of undergraduate students attending Louisiana State University-Shreveport received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,656
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Shreveport was $5,656. The cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is $−16,874 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$8,676
2020 Value
1.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Louisiana State University-Shreveport had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,676. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Louisiana State University-Shreveport grew by 1.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,656
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana State University-Shreveport was of $9,656 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University-Shreveport received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.64% with respect to 2019, when 61% 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.
5.51%
2018 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University-Shreveport was 5.51%, which represents 79 out of the 1433 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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Louisiana State University-Shreveport received 918 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.1% annual growth. Out of those 918 applicants, 759 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,955 students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Shreveport in 2020, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University-Shreveport has an overall enrollment yield of 44.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
759
Accepted Out of 918

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University-Shreveport was 82.7% (759 admissions from 918 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 83.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 12.1%, while admissions grew by 10.5%.

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage
15
Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University-Shreveport in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Louisiana State University-Shreveport has a total enrollment of 9,955 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is 3,507 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,448. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.8% White, 19.9% Black or African American, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.72% Two or More Races, 2.7% Asian, 0.382% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.211% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Shreveport in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.3%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by White Male (18.6%) and Black or African American Female (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,955 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is 3,507 and the part-time enrollment is 6,448. This means that 35.2% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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-Shreveport was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Louisiana State University-Shreveport had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,661
  2. Black or African American
    1,985
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    660

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is 46.8% White, 19.9% Black or African American, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 3.72% Two or More Races, 2.7% Asian, 0.382% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.211% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,566 students (15.7%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 418 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is white (1,288 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (528 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is General Business Administration & Management (81 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (53 degrees) and General Psychology (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (1,731 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), and Education (236 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,972,452 people), Registered nurses (1,455,136 people), Accountants & auditors (1,086,934 people), Other managers (795,342 people), and Financial managers (481,764 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are Business (1,731 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), Education (236 degrees), Health (339 degrees), and Psychology (57 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-Shreveport are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are Business (1,731 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), Education (236 degrees), Health (339 degrees), and Psychology (57 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 Louisiana State University-Shreveport are Elementary & secondary schools (3,543,077 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,980,489 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (747,925 people), Insurance carriers (541,897 people), and Banking & related activities (523,806 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are Business (1,731 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (100 degrees), Education (236 degrees), Health (339 degrees), and Psychology (57 degrees).

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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-Shreveport.
Most Common
  1. 81 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Shreveport was General Business Administration & Management with 81 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,131
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,549
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,131 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, which is 0.73 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,549).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 846 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Shreveport in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 812 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 812 degrees were awarded to women at Louisiana State University-Shreveport in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.96 times less than the 846 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 16% of students graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 6.5% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,288 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    528 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    436 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is white (1,288 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (528 degrees).

16.3% of degree recipients (436 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    726 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    562 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    373 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is white female (726 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (562 degrees).

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Louisiana State University-Shreveport has an endowment valued at nearly $22.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $47.5k (0.208%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Louisiana State University-Shreveport had a total salary expenditure of $73.2M. Louisiana State University-Shreveport employs 47 Assistant professors, 39 Professors, and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are Male Assistant professors (29), Male Professors(25), and Female Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Shreveport are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees.

Endowment

$22.9M
2020 Endowment
12.5%
decline from 2019

Louisiana State University-Shreveport has an endowment valued at about $22.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana State University-Shreveport declined 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Louisiana State University-Shreveport (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $262k - Federal
  2. $741k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Louisiana State University-Shreveport received $262k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $741k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.3M
2020 Salaries
8.93%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Louisiana State University-Shreveport paid a median of $24.3M in salaries, which represents 33.1% of their overall expenditure ($73.2M) and a 8.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.3% growth from 2018 and a 11.3% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.5M
Instructional Salaries
154
Number of Employees

In 2020, Louisiana State University-Shreveport paid a total of $11.5M to 154 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Shreveport were Assistant professor with 47 employees; Professor with 39 employees; and Professor with 30 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Shreveport were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Shreveport was Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Professor with 25 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

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