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IPEDS ID: 160658
OPE ID: 00203100
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
104 University Circle, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
General information:  (377) 482-1000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,195 (15,574 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  23 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (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)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty601150
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-21
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,080$8,362$8,594$8,566-0.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,236$8,642$10,773$10,7730.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$14,274$18,097$19,035$19,9024.6%
Off Campus$18,092$19,031$21,791$22,7824.5%
Off Campus with Family$9,856$10,389$11,018$12,0099.0%
On Campus$22,896$27,067$28,585$32,30213.0%
Off Campus$26,714$28,001$31,341$35,18212.3%
Off Campus with Family$18,478$19,359$20,568$24,40918.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$5,010
In-state fees$2,336
Out-of-state tuition$17,410
Out-of-state fees$2,336
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid12,51994%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,45992%$17,182,520$6,988
Federal grants99637%$4,430,120$4,448
Pell grants99637%$4,355,720$4,373
Other federal grants1315%$74,400$568
State/local government grant or scholarships2,26084%$9,164,191$4,055
Institutional grants or scholarships1,02638%$3,588,209$3,497
Student loan aid85632%$4,181,260$4,885
Federal student loans85632%$4,181,260$4,885
Other student loans00%$0
  • 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 aid19,67864%$61,562,428$6,361
Pell grants4,98233%$20,448,473$4,104
Federal student loans4,62531%$28,138,375$6,084
  • 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 paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$5,891$7,920$8,463
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$3,854$6,525$6,841
$30,001 – $48,000$5,094$7,657$8,052
$48,001 – $75,000$7,858$10,787$10,357
$75,001 – $110,000$8,857$11,913$11,351
$110,001 and more$9,277$11,765$11,956
  • 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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 2014
Total enrollment17,195
Undergraduate enrollment15,574
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment785
Graduate enrollment1,621
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 80%
Part-time: 20%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants9,3863,9665,420
Percent admitted56%59%54%
Percent admitted who enrolled56%57%55%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (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 Reading470590
SAT Math490590
ACT Composite2125
ACT English2126
ACT Math2025
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: 76%
Part-time students: 14%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 44%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 43%
Female: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 45%
Asian: 43%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
White: 51%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 41%
Non-resident alien: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General22---
Category total22---
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture and Related Services, Other25---
Interior Architecture14---
Category total3920--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
French Studies--5-
Category total--5-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General873--
Conservation Biology3---
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other--4-
Microbiology, General1---
Category total9134-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General13772--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other18---
Business/Managerial Economics11---
Fashion Merchandising17---
Finance, General68---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General21---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General68---
Organizational Leadership0d---
Category total418d72--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies48---
Public Relations/Image Management34---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric417--
Category total8617--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science25306-
Category total41306-
Art Teacher Education3--1
Biology Teacher Education5---
Business Teacher Education1---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-25--
Curriculum and Instruction-4d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching50--0
Education, Other---0d
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs---1
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-9--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-18120
Elementary Education and Teaching694-18
English/Language Arts Teacher Education20---
French Language Teacher Education---1
German Language Teacher Education---0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching8--4
Mathematics Teacher Education10---
Music Teacher Education9--0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching145d1-2
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist---0
Secondary Education and Teaching194-5
Social Studies Teacher Education9---
Spanish Language Teacher Education---2
Special Education and Teaching, General4--0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels2---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---0
Category total355d65d1234d
Chemical Engineering27---
Civil Engineering, General252--
Computer Engineering, General772-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering212--
Engineering, General-39--
Mechanical Engineering47---
Petroleum Engineering511--
Systems Engineering--2-
Category total178514-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician-0d--
Industrial Technology/Technician84---
Category total840d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General371012-
Category total371012-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General47---
Category total47---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General9---
French Language and Literature-1--
Category total91--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer11---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4726--
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other--2-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---3d
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator24---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0d12-2
Nursing Practice--0d-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse21642d--
Category total308d80d2d5d
History, General2713--
Category total2713--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies750--
Category total750--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies320---
Category total320---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1355-
Category total1355-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science--1-
Historic Preservation and Conservation---1
Category total--11
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science2---
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other12---
Category total14---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total1---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General18---
Geology/Earth Science, General2312--
Physics, General14--
Category total4216--
Psychology, General10111--
Category total10111--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General38---
Category total80---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General48---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies18---
Industrial and Product Design19---
Music Performance, General1011--
Music, General0---
Visual and Performing Arts, General10---
Category total10511--
Grand total2,4934055140
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 295
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 9
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,358
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $2,339
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,764
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined8989
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program12/1/1982 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)10/1/1996 - 12/31/2008Resigned
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs5/1/1981 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/27/2008 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/27/2008 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels4/22/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1950 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
College of Nursing and Allied Health
4/1/1990 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession021
Drug law violations182414
Liquor law violations2312
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations151012
Liquor law violations200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible020
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault727
Motor vehicle theft125
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault422
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The implementation of self locking doors in the residence halls greatly reduced burglaries in the halls.
  • (!) 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 Year201220112010
Default rate7.6%9.3%9.9%
Number in default195227241
Number in repayment2,5552,4402,417
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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