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IPEDS ID: 160904
OPE ID: 00203200
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Xavier University of Louisiana
One Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1098
General information:  (504) 486-7411
Website:  www.xula.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,178 (2,525 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
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
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty23625
Instructional23625
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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$17,100$17,900$18,700$20,5609.9%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,200$7,400$7,600$7,8002.6%
Other$1,819$1,839$1,909$1,9411.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,236$8,326$8,642$8,7891.7%
Other$1,819$1,839$1,909$1,9411.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,819$1,839$1,909$1,9411.7%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$27,319$28,339$29,409$31,5017.1%
Off Campus$28,355$29,265$30,451$32,4906.7%
Off Campus with Family$20,119$20,939$21,809$23,7018.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$3,600
Fees$1,200
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
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 aid165399%————
Grant or scholarship aid63096%$6,071,282$9,637
Federal grants39860%$2,084,971$5,239
Pell grants39760%$1,809,606$4,558
Other federal grants26240%$275,365$1,051
State/local government grant or scholarships31347%$1,093,951$3,495
Institutional grants or scholarships48674%$2,892,360$5,951
Student loan aid44467%$3,035,568$6,837
Federal student loans43366%$2,939,926$6,790
Other student loans274%$95,642$3,542
  • 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 aid12,11584%$24,453,239$11,562
Pell grants1,44957%$6,977,262$4,815
Federal student loans1,79171%$14,879,513$8,308
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$18,127$16,839$17,829
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$19,479$19,566$19,220
$30,001 – $48,000$19,781$23,390$20,386
$48,001 – $75,000$21,282$18,336$20,379
$75,001 – $110,000$20,817$14,147$16,871
$110,001 and more$21,172$21,663$15,846
  • 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.
  • These averages represent estimates based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students enrolled in previous years. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. Use our online net price calculator for personalized estimation of college costs: http:www.xuIa.edu/hea/npcalctst.htm
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment3,178
Undergraduate enrollment2,525
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment118
Graduate enrollment653
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 29%
Female: 71%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 3%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 50%
Out-of-state: 49%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,7032,0082,695
Percent admitted54%33%70%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%28%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
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
SAT20530%
ACT59188%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Reading440560
SAT Math420550
SAT Writing420530
ACT Composite2026
ACT English1825
ACT Math2026
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: 65%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 84 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 38%
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: 36%
6-year: 55%
8-year: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Interpret data with caution. Xavier's graduation rate is actually 49% when student losses due to Hurricane Katrina are included in the calculations. Xavier lost 235 students from the class of 2004 because of Katrina; 114 of these students went on to attain degrees at other institutions.
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: 45%
Female: 46%
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:
Asian: 69%
Black or African American: 47%
Hispanic/Latino: 33%
White: 0%
Two or more races: 75%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 67%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry1--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General74--
Microbiology, General0--
Category total75--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting7--
Business Administration and Management, General13--
Finance, General7--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General8--
Category total35--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies10--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total11--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0--
Computer and Information Sciences, General0--
Computer Science4--
Category total4--
Education
Art Teacher Education01-
Biology Teacher Education05-
Chemistry Teacher Education12-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-4-
Curriculum and Instruction-8-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs-1-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8-
Elementary Education and Teaching31-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education15-
Foreign Language Teacher Education00-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0--
Mathematics Teacher Education01-
Music Teacher Education0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0-
Physics Teacher Education-0-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0-
Social Studies Teacher Education01-
Spanish Language Teacher Education00-
Special Education and Teaching, General-0-
Category total537-
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0--
Chemical Engineering0--
Civil Engineering, General0d--
Computer Engineering, General0--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0--
Engineering, General0--
Mechanical Engineering0--
Category total0d--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General15--
Category total15--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature6--
Category total6--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-0-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-5-
Pharmacy--145
Public Health, General0--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist8--
Category total85145
History
History, General6--
Category total6--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2--
Statistics, General0--
Category total2--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2--
Category total2--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General56--
Chemistry, Other3--
Physics, General6--
Category total65--
Psychology
Psychology, General57--
Category total57--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General11--
Sociology14--
Category total25--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies12-
Category total12-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General6--
Music Performance, General0--
Music, General0--
Voice and Opera3--
Category total9--
Grand total32644145
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined1024
Basketball1218
Tennis79
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1938 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs7/24/1939 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1972 -  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 schools3/28/1998 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations203
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations003
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible102
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery015
Aggravated assault004
Burglary035
Motor vehicle theft1612
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate11.4%10.9%
Number in default10394
Number in repayment897857
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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