University of Louisville

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,324
1.23% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,327
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.73%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.5%
15,462 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
22,017
70.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.2%
1,687 Graduates

About

University of Louisville is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Louisville were Registered Nursing (281 degrees awarded), General Psychology (221 degrees), and Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (154 degrees).

In 2022, 5,751 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Louisville. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,018 degrees), 6.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (635 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $12,324, which is $−17,826 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Louisville is $12,324, which is $−17,826 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,327.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending University of Louisville received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 30% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,324
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Louisville was $12,324. The cost of tuition at University of Louisville is $−17,826 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$19,327
2022 Value
4.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Louisville had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,327. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Louisville grew by 4.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,782
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Louisville was of $9,782 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.11% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
30%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at University of Louisville received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.2% with respect to 2021, when 87% 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.
1.73%
2019 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Louisville was 1.73%, which represents 69 out of the 3989 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Louisville received 15,462 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.0453% annual growth. Out of those 15,462 applicants, 12,608 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.5% acceptance rate.

There were 22,017 students enrolled at University of Louisville in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Louisville has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
12,608
Accepted Out of 15,462

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Louisville was 81.5% (12,608 admissions from 15,462 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 74.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.0453%, while admissions grew by 9.22%..

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2022)
368
Scores Submitted (2022)

13% of enrolled first-time students at University of Louisville in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Louisville had a total enrollment of 22,017 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 15,500 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,517. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.62% Asian, 5.32% Two or More Races, 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Louisville in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Black or African American Female (8.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Louisville in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,017 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Louisville is 15,500 and the part-time enrollment is 6,517. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at University of Louisville are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Louisville was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Louisville had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    14,067 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3,138 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,520 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Louisville is 63.9% White, 14.3% Black or African American, 6.9% Hispanic or Latino, 5.62% Asian, 5.32% Two or More Races, 0.159% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% 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, 85 students (0.386%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 425 more women than men received degrees from University of Louisville. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Louisville is white (4,018 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (635 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Louisville is Registered Nursing (281 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (221 degrees) and Trade & Industrial Teacher Education (154 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Louisville, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (284 degrees awarded), Engineering (579 degrees), and Education (896 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,596,189 people), Secondary school teachers (476,482 people), Software developers (443,079 people), Other managers (439,781 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (348,025 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (284 degrees awarded), Engineering (579 degrees), Education (896 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (262 degrees), and Protective Services (269 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 University of Louisville are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (284 degrees awarded), Engineering (579 degrees), Education (896 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (262 degrees), and Protective Services (269 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 Louisville are Elementary & secondary schools (2,856,222 people), Computer Systems Design (498,827 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (442,975 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (425,160 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (403,666 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Louisville are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (284 degrees awarded), Engineering (579 degrees), Education (896 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (262 degrees), and Protective Services (269 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 Louisville.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 281 degrees awarded
  2. 221 degrees awarded
  3. 154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Louisville was Registered Nursing with 281 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,663
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,088
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,663 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville, which is 0.862 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,088).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 162 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville in Trade & Industrial Teacher Education, which is 0.818 times less than the 198 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 245 degrees were awarded to men at University of Louisville in Registered Nursing, which is 6.81 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from University of Louisville completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 (77.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Louisville is Female and Asian (77.4% 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, 0.119% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,018 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    635 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    331 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Louisville is white (4,018 degrees awarded). There were 6.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (635 degrees).

0.139% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,117 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,901 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    385 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Louisville is white female (2,117 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1901 degrees).

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Operations

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at nearly $884M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.056%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Louisville had a total salary expenditure of 1.21B. University of Louisville employs 241 Assistant professors, 224 Associate professors and 196 Professors. Most academics at University of Louisville are Female Assistant professor (150), Male Professor (121), and Female Associate professor (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville are: Office and Administrative Support, with 501 employees, Management, with 380 employees, and Service with 337 employees.

Endowment

$884M
2022 Endowment
7.83%
decline from 2021

University of Louisville has an endowment valued at about $884M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Louisville declined 7.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $511M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $97.2M - Federal
  2. $15.5M - State
  3. $893k - Local

As of 2022, University of Louisville received $97.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.5M from state grants and contracts, and $893k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$551M
2022 Salaries
4.86%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Louisville paid a median of $551M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($1.21B) and a 4.86% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$71.8M
Instructional Salaries
741
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Louisville paid a total of $71.8M to 741 employees working as instructors, which represents 13% 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
241 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
501 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Louisville were Assistant professor with 241 employees, Associate professor with 224 employees, and Professor with 196 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Louisville were Office and Administrative Support with 501 employees, Management with 380 employees, and Service with 337 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Louisville was Female Assistant professor with 150 employees, Male Professor with 121 employees, and Female Associate professor with 113 employees.

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

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