University of New Orleans

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,090
2022 Average Net Price
$11,508
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.86%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.8%
7,296 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,111
65.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.2%
325 Graduates

About

University of New Orleans is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of New Orleans were General Biological Sciences (107 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (80 degrees).

In 2022, 1,478 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of New Orleans. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (814 degrees), 3.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (245 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $−24,060 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of New Orleans is $6,090, which is $−24,060 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,508.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending University of New Orleans received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,090
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of New Orleans was $6,090. The cost of tuition at University of New Orleans is $−24,060 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$11,508
2022 Value
1.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of New Orleans had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,508. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of New Orleans grew by 1.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,646
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of New Orleans was of $10,646 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.68% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of New Orleans received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.52% with respect to 2021, when 66% 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.
2.86%
2019 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of New Orleans was 2.86%, which represents 44 out of the 1540 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 7,296 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 29.5% annual growth. Out of those 7,296 applicants, 5,090 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.8% acceptance rate.

There were 7,111 students enrolled at University of New Orleans in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of New Orleans has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,090
Accepted Out of 7,296

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of New Orleans was 69.8% (5,090 admissions from 7,296 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 29.5%, while admissions grew by 12.1%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
54
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at University of New Orleans in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of New Orleans had a total enrollment of 7,111 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 4,684 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,427. This means that 65.9% 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 46.2% White, 22% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.89% Asian, 4.85% Two or More Races, 0.408% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of New Orleans in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.4%), followed by White Female (22.3%) and Black or African American Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.7%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of New Orleans in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,111 students. The full-time enrollment at University of New Orleans is 4,684 and the part-time enrollment is 2,427. This means that 65.9% of students enrolled at University of New Orleans 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 University of New Orleans was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    3,282 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,563 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    822 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of New Orleans is 46.2% White, 22% Black or African American, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.89% Asian, 4.85% Two or More Races, 0.408% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% 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, 211 students (2.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 84 more women than men received degrees from University of New Orleans. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of New Orleans is white (814 degrees awarded). There were 3.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (245 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of New Orleans is General Biological Sciences (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (80 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Physical Sciences (60 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (132 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 University of New Orleans are Other managers (512,557 people), Software developers (506,772 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (372,376 people), Postsecondary teachers (308,346 people), and Civil engineers (288,148 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans in 2022 are Physical Sciences (60 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (132 degrees), Engineering (161 degrees), and History (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are Physical Sciences (60 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (132 degrees), Engineering (161 degrees), and History (24 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 University of New Orleans are Elementary & secondary schools (648,535 people), Computer Systems Design (626,473 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (605,474 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (503,120 people), and Construction (369,899 people).

The most specialized majors at University of New Orleans are Physical Sciences (60 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (132 degrees), Engineering (161 degrees), and History (24 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 University of New Orleans.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 99 degrees awarded
  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of New Orleans was General Biological Sciences with 107 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

697
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
781
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 697 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans, which is 0.892 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (781).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 100 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at University of New Orleans in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.11 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% 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, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of New Orleans is Female and Asian (57.1% 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, 2.46% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    814 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    245 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of New Orleans is white (814 degrees awarded). There were 3.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (245 degrees).

1.62% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    417 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    397 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of New Orleans is white female (417 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (397 degrees).

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Operations

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at nearly $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−13%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of New Orleans had a total salary expenditure of 157M. University of New Orleans employs 80 Professors, 70 No academic ranks and 63 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of New Orleans are Male Professor (62), Female No academic rank (44), and Male Assistant professor (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans are: Public service, with 282 employees, Management, with 104 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

Endowment

$23.4M
2022 Endowment
9.46%
decline from 2021

University of New Orleans has an endowment valued at about $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of New Orleans declined 9.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $349M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.32M - Federal
  2. $24.4M - State
  3. $227k - Local

As of 2022, University of New Orleans received $6.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $24.4M from state grants and contracts, and $227k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$74.2M
2022 Salaries
3.38%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of New Orleans paid a median of $74.2M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($157M) and a 3.38% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$20.7M
Instructional Salaries
263
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of New Orleans paid a total of $20.7M to 263 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% 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
80 Employees
Public service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
282 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Professor with 80 employees, No academic rank with 70 employees, and Assistant professor with 63 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of New Orleans were Public service with 282 employees, Management with 104 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of New Orleans was Male Professor with 62 employees, Female No academic rank with 44 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 39 employees.

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

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