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IPEDS ID: 160755
OPE ID: 00202900
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Tulane University of Louisiana
6823 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5698
General information:  (504) 865-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,938 (8,290 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,343554
Research and public service53676
Total graduate assistants-701
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$41,884$43,434$45,240$46,9303.7%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,824$10,850$11,540$12,0124.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,824$10,850$11,540$2,900-74.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$53,860$56,484$59,000$61,1783.7%
Off Campus$53,860$56,484$59,000$52,066-11.8%
Off Campus with Family$46,786$48,434$50,360$49,166-2.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,29779%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,23875%$33,427,882$27,002
Federal grants16610%$802,608$4,835
Pell grants16610%$657,871$3,963
Other federal grants1449%$144,737$1,005
State/local government grant or scholarships18511%$767,758$4,150
Institutional grants or scholarships1,22575%$31,857,516$26,006
Student loan aid58536%$5,005,520$8,556
Federal student loans58235%$4,259,329$7,318
Other student loans402%$746,191$18,655
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,84270%$136,991,798$23,449
Pell grants1,35116%$4,698,312$3,478
Federal student loans3,09437%$25,039,478$8,093
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$28,855$30,794$31,886
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$20,345$25,722$22,003
$30,001 – $48,000$20,493$19,374$20,601
$48,001 – $75,000$25,618$26,125$28,637
$75,001 – $110,000$28,219$28,302$32,562
$110,001 and more$35,622$37,171$38,847
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment12,938
Undergraduate enrollment8,290
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment90
Graduate enrollment4,648
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 22%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 13%
Out-of-state: 86%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants30,12211,96718,155
Percent admitted26%25%27%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading620700
SAT Math620700
SAT Writing630720
ACT Composite2932
ACT English2934
ACT Math2732
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 90%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 95 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 76%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 62%
5-year: 74%
6-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 73%
Female: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 63%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 65%
Hispanic/Latino: 70%
White: 78%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 55%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture and Related Services, Other--25--
Real Estate Development--11--
Category total-54111--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies-1---
American/United States Studies/Civilization-2---
Asian Studies/Civilization-0---
Chinese Studies-0---
Latin American Studies-14121-
Category total-17121-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics--180-
Animal Physiology---0-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-4251-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-413121-
Neurobiology and Behavior-70257-
Category total-16017034-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-59570-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--37--
Business/Commerce, General13014650
Finance, General-176259--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General318--1
International Business/Trade/Commerce63532--
Marketing, Other0-10-2
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-771--
Category total2336663553
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-2--1
Mass Communication/Media Studies17---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-46---
Category total155--1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General848--6
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design011--8
Category total859--14
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-15---
Category total-15---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-38147-
Chemical Engineering-1858-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-10---
Category total-661915-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-64152-
Category total-64152-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature-1---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-62--
French Language and Literature-1130-
German Language and Literature-0---
Italian Language and Literature-1---
Latin Language and Literature-1---
Portuguese Language and Literature-0---
Russian Language and Literature-0---
Spanish Language and Literature-2352-
Category total-47162-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Behavioral Aspects of Health--30--
Environmental Health-033d2-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-84102-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--67-
Maternal and Child Health--12--
Public Health, General-0145d5-
Public Health, Other--312-
Category total-84267d192-
History, General-6653-
Category total-6653-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-2122-3
Category total-2122-3
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--60-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--4--
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law--0--
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law--9--
International Law and Legal Studies--5--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2323--28
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--18--
Category total23234224828
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-916--
Category total-1016--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--3--
Mathematics, General-2737-
Statistics, General--4--
Category total-27107-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science--0--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-1277-
Nutrition Sciences--9--
Category total-1367-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-290--
Category total-290--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies-7---
Religion/Religious Studies-2---
Category total-3551-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-509-
Geology/Earth Science, General-711-
Physics, General-825-
Category total-20315-
Psychology, General-104137-
Category total-104137-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work--934-
Category total--934-
Social Sciences
Economics, General-507--
International Relations and Affairs-43---
Political Economy-24---
Political Science and Government, General-540--
Social Sciences, General734---
Social Sciences, Other-0---
Category total7303248-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-2330-
Dance, General-00--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-50--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-6---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-104--
Music, General-176--
Music, Other-0---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-2---
Category total-63130-
Grand total621,6891,52755149
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined25104
Beach Volleyball13
Swimming and Diving32
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1903 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship3/1/1990 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1925 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs8/9/1991 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1971 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health9/24/1947 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs4/4/2011 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations20227
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations17187
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible534
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault112
Motor vehicle theft421
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible423
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate5.5%5.7%5.0%
Number in default11110988
Number in repayment1,9851,8821,750
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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