Louisiana Christian University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,590
9.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,566
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.6%
579 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,026
81.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.3%
80 Graduates

About

Louisiana Christian University is a higher education institution located in Rapides Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Louisiana Christian University were General Educational Leadership & Administration (33 degrees awarded), Teacher Education & Professional Development (28 degrees), and Social Work (17 degrees).

In 2022, 250 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Louisiana Christian University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (180 degrees), 3.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana Christian University is $19,590, which is $−4,406 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Louisiana Christian University is $19,590, which is $−4,406 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,566.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending Louisiana Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$19,590
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Louisiana Christian University was $19,590. The cost of tuition at Louisiana Christian University is $−4,406 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,566
2022 Value
2.96%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Louisiana Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,566. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Louisiana Christian University grew by 2.96%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,124
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Louisiana Christian University was of $8,124 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 8.86% 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 decreased by 7.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Louisiana Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline 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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5.83%
2019 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Louisiana Christian University was 5.83%, which represents 25 out of the 429 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Louisiana Christian University received 579 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 38.5% annual growth. Out of those 579 applicants, 432 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,026 students enrolled at Louisiana Christian University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Louisiana Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 41.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
432
Accepted Out of 579

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Louisiana Christian University was 74.6% (432 admissions from 579 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 38.5%, while admissions declined by −39.7%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
14
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Louisiana Christian University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Louisiana Christian University had a total enrollment of 1,026 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana Christian University is 834 students and the part-time enrollment is 192. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Louisiana Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Louisiana Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.1% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.975% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.585% Asian, and 0.0975% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Louisiana Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (29%) and Black or African American Male (19.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (28.1%) and Black or African American Male (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Louisiana Christian University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,026 students. The full-time enrollment at Louisiana Christian University is 834 and the part-time enrollment is 192. This means that 81.3% of students enrolled at Louisiana Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
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 Christian University was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Louisiana Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    627 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    270 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Louisiana Christian University is 61.1% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.975% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.585% Asian, and 0.0975% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 2 students (0.195%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 58 more women than men received degrees from Louisiana Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Louisiana Christian University is white (180 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Louisiana Christian University is General Educational Leadership & Administration (33 degrees awarded), followed by Teacher Education & Professional Development (28 degrees) and Social Work (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Louisiana Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 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 Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,637,101 people), Secondary school teachers (497,326 people), Education administrators (282,526 people), Other managers (198,602 people), and Special education teachers (194,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana Christian University in 2022 are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Education (73 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (15 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 Louisiana Christian University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Louisiana Christian University are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Education (73 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (15 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 Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,924,692 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (374,821 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (249,340 people), Individual & family services (162,717 people), and Religious organizations (156,875 people).

The most specialized majors at Louisiana Christian University are Theology (11 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees), Education (73 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (15 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 Christian University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 17 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Louisiana Christian University was Registered Nursing with 17 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

96
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
154
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana Christian University, which is 0.623 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (154).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana Christian University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.65 times less than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Louisiana Christian University in Social Work, which is 9.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from Louisiana Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Louisiana Christian University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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
    180 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Louisiana Christian University is white (180 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (46 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    121 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Louisiana Christian University is white female (121 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Louisiana Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.21%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Louisiana Christian University had a total salary expenditure of 25.7M. Louisiana Christian University employs 27 Assistant professors, 18 Professors and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Louisiana Christian University are Female Assistant professor (16), Male Assistant professor (11), and Female Professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana Christian University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 42 employees, Management, with 16 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

Endowment

$41.9M
2022 Endowment
8.28%
decline from 2021

Louisiana Christian University has an endowment valued at about $41.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Louisiana Christian University declined 8.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.69M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.5M
2022 Salaries
4.31%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Louisiana Christian University paid a median of $8.5M in salaries, which represents 33% of their overall expenditure ($25.7M) and a 4.31% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.75M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2022, Louisiana Christian University paid a total of $3.75M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
42 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Louisiana Christian University were Assistant professor with 27 employees, Professor with 18 employees, and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Louisiana Christian University were Office and Administrative Support with 42 employees, Management with 16 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Louisiana Christian University was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Female Professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Louisiana Christian University.

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