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IPEDS ID: 146719
OPE ID: 00171000
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Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660
General information:  (773) 274-3000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
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: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,437 (11,079 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
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
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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty927881
Research and public service655
Total graduate assistants-435
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$34,578$35,573$37,412$40,4268.1%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,010$12,900$13,110$13,3101.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$3,460$11,808$11,500$11,5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$49,388$51,273$53,322$56,5366.0%
Off Campus$40,838$50,181$51,712$54,7265.8%
Off Campus with Family$37,378$38,373$40,212$43,2267.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid12,18595%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,15994%$41,225,556$19,095
Federal grants57325%$2,614,469$4,563
Pell grants56725%$2,444,808$4,312
Other federal grants30613%$169,661$554
State/local government grant or scholarships48721%$2,234,295$4,588
Institutional grants or scholarships2,15494%$36,376,792$16,888
Student loan aid1,37560%$11,818,615$8,595
Federal student loans1,36059%$7,878,073$5,793
Other student loans2049%$3,940,542$19,316
  • 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 aid18,55583%$150,357,368$17,575
Pell grants2,73226%$11,632,070$4,258
Federal student loans6,06259%$43,753,173$7,218
  • 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$29,184$31,069$32,108
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$22,627$25,348$25,794
$30,001 – $48,000$21,827$25,492$25,986
$48,001 – $75,000$25,666$27,623$29,013
$75,001 – $110,000$29,490$31,054$32,590
$110,001 and more$34,174$34,287$35,084
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment16,437
Undergraduate enrollment11,079
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment519
Graduate enrollment5,358
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 57%
Out-of-state: 39%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 74%
Part-time: 26%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants21,5556,88214,673
Percent admitted71%68%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%15%14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
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 2015 (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 Reading520630
SAT Math518630
SAT Writing520630
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2431
ACT Math2328
ACT Writing89
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: 86%
Part-time students: 25%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 74%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 71%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 64%
6-year: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 74%
Female: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 100%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 58%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 75%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0----
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-0---
Women's Studies36--0
Category total36--0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3237---
Biomedical Sciences, General-520--
Cell Biology and Anatomy-13--
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other-00--
Microbiology, General-0---
Molecular Biochemistry-00--
Molecular Biology003--
Physiology, General-312--
Category total3669517--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science---0-
Business Administration and Management, General-208d---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-11---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other12----
Business/Managerial Economics51----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies8----
Finance, General7921---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other-0--3
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General1821---
International Business/Trade/Commerce13---14
Labor and Industrial Relations-0---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-12---
Management Information Systems, General251-013
Marketing, Other-16-0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General86----
Office Management and Supervision47d----
Operations Management and Supervision10----
Organizational Behavior Studies00-0-
Category total418d378d-030
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other6----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia620---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other92----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric42----
Category total17020---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General18--0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance7----
Computer Science-14---
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other418---
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-0---
Information Technology217---
Category total3149-0-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-0---
Bilingual and Multilingual Education2----
Biology Teacher Education-4---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-11---
Curriculum and Instruction-1710--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4----
Education, Other--0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-012--
Educational Statistics and Research Methods-02--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0---
Elementary Education and Teaching310---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-1---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-396--
International and Comparative Education-8---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-00--
Latin Teacher Education-1---
Mathematics Teacher Education80---
Multicultural Education-00--
Psychology Teacher Education-00--
Reading Teacher Education-0---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0---
Secondary Education and Teaching410---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-93--
Spanish Language Teacher Education2----
Special Education and Teaching, General125---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-1---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----0
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education-0---
Category total6310633-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General63146--
Category total63146--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature00---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General500-0
French Language and Literature3----
Italian Language and Literature1----
Latin Language and Literature00---
Spanish Language and Literature26---
Category total1160-0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-12---
Bioethics/Medical Ethics-2310-12
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0----
Clinical Nurse Specialist-0---
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist0----
Critical Care Nursing-4---
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)---0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-37--4
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing-5---
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-0---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-4---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management4019---
Medical Informatics----0
Medical Scientist-0---
Nursing Administration-5---
Nursing Practice--8--
Nursing Science-02--
Physical Therapy/Therapist10----
Public Health, General-20--3
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-0--4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2611---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other----24
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing-5---
Category total311144156056
History, General6274--
Public/Applied History-7---
Category total62144--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies67d16---
Forensic Science and Technology7----
Category total74d16---
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-14---
Health Law-1160-44
International Law and Legal Studies-7---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---82-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-19--35
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--0-17
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-7---
Tax Law/Taxation-1--45
Category total-16427082141
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0----
Category total0----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General158---
Statistics, General617-0-
Category total2125-0-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Computer Interaction-2---
International/Global Studies0----
Mathematics and Computer Science4----
Category total42---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science23----
Environmental Studies20----
Category total43----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Applied and Professional Ethics-6---
Religion/Religious Studies00---
Category total26106--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2847--
Physics, General9----
Category total3747--
Clinical Psychology-96--
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics-0---
Counseling Psychology-172--
Developmental and Child Psychology-14--
Educational Psychology-540--
Experimental Psychology--0--
Psychology, General23200--
Psychology, Other0----
School Psychology-252--
Social Psychology-53--
Category total23211117--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General16----
Public Policy Analysis, General-17---
Social Work193635-7
Social Work, Other----13
Category total353805-20
Social Sciences
Economics, General0----
International Relations and Affairs60----
Political Science and Government, General6531--
Urban Studies/Affairs-3--0
Category total1831815-0
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-49--3
Religious Education05---
Theology/Theological Studies747--
Category total7627-3
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6----
Dance, General4----
Design and Visual Communications, General9----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General17----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other---0-
Fine/Studio Arts, General8--1-
Music, General8----
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management0----
Category total52--1-
Grand total2,2121,62454383250
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
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 113
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 51
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
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: $21,432
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $14,970
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 92%
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
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined8298
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1975 - 5/31/2006Resigned
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
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/2/1959 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/29/1984 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/18/2011 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology1/1/2000 - 9/22/2006Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health6/8/2016 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1992 -  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 schools10/26/2003 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
School of Nursing
12/1/1995 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible34
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault103
Motor vehicle theft1031
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible34
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault101
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate3.2%3.3%4.6%
Number in default135140180
Number in repayment4,1944,1733,879
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)