Louisiana State University-Alexandria

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,950
1.14% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,274
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.36%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
57.7%
2,913 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,289
53.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.3%
75 Graduates

About

Louisiana State University-Alexandria is a higher education institution located in Rapides Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were General Studies (93 degrees awarded), General Psychology (79 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees).

In 2022, 737 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana State University-Alexandria. 75.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (510 degrees), 4.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (123 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $4,950, which is $−23,380 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $4,950, which is $−23,380 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,274.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending Louisiana State University-Alexandria received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,950
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was $4,950. The cost of tuition at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is $−23,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$7,274
2022 Value
0.926%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Louisiana State University-Alexandria had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,274. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Louisiana State University-Alexandria grew by 0.926%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,286
Room and Board
$1,220
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was of $9,286 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.11% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Louisiana State University-Alexandria received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.5% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
3.36%
2019 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was 3.36%, which represents 26 out of the 774 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Louisiana State University-Alexandria received 2,913 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.22% annual growth. Out of those 2,913 applicants, 1,680 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,289 students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2022. 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana State University-Alexandria has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,680
Accepted Out of 2,913

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana State University-Alexandria was 57.7% (1,680 admissions from 2,913 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 58.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.22%, while admissions declined by −9.19%..

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage (2022)
20
Scores Submitted (2022)

5% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana State University-Alexandria had a total enrollment of 4,289 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 2,294 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,995. This means that 53.5% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.8% White, 18.8% Black or African American, 6.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.73% Asian, 1.54% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.31% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.6%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,289 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 2,294 and the part-time enrollment is 1,995. This means that 53.5% of students enrolled at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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-Alexandria was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,563 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    808 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    273 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is 59.8% White, 18.8% Black or African American, 6.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.73% Asian, 1.54% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.31% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 342 students (7.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 377 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana State University-Alexandria. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is white (510 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (123 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is General Studies (93 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (79 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (31 degrees awarded), Psychology (79 degrees), and Math & Statistics (17 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-Alexandria are Elementary & middle school teachers (335,608 people), Other managers (238,415 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (236,970 people), Postsecondary teachers (210,683 people), and Secondary school teachers (190,870 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in 2022 are English (31 degrees awarded), Psychology (79 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (147 degrees), and History (8 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 Louisiana State University-Alexandria are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are English (31 degrees awarded), Psychology (79 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (147 degrees), and History (8 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-Alexandria are Elementary & secondary schools (867,483 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (455,785 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (265,720 people), Computer Systems Design (221,794 people), and Legal services (200,654 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are English (31 degrees awarded), Psychology (79 degrees), Math & Statistics (17 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (147 degrees), and History (8 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-Alexandria.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was General Studies with 93 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

180
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
557
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Alexandria, which is 0.323 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (557).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in General Studies, which is 0.431 times less than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana State University-Alexandria in Registered Nursing, which is 6.47 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 19% of students graduating from Louisiana State University-Alexandria completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.33% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    510 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    123 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is white (510 degrees awarded). There were 4.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (123 degrees).

0.407% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    386 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    124 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Louisiana State University-Alexandria is white female (386 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (124 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana State University-Alexandria employs 29 Assistant professors, 23 Professors and 21 Associate professors. Most academics at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are Female Associate professor (16), Female Assistant professor (16), and Male Professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, Management, with 35 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$13.8M
2022 Salaries
13.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Louisiana State University-Alexandria paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, a 13.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.55M
Instructional Salaries
91
Number of Employees

In 2022, Louisiana State University-Alexandria paid a total of $5.55M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were Assistant professor with 29 employees, Professor with 23 employees, and Associate professor with 21 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria were Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees, Management with 35 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana State University-Alexandria was Female Associate professor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, and Male Professor with 13 employees.

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