LSU Value

LSU is committed to providing exceptional, affordable, and accessible higher education, and sharing our student outcomes in as transparent a manner as possible. Below, you’ll find a snapshot of LSU’s student body, its diversity, academic, and economic composition, and alumni starting- and mid-career salaries. It is our hope that this site will allow students and their families to make informed decisions supported by real data showcasing actual outcomes from LSU graduates.

Degrees Granted (2013-14)

Total Degree Awards LSU % of State State (Public)
Bachelor's 4,692 25% 18,807
Master's 1,114 22% 5,092
Specialist 20 47% 43
Doctoral 345 61% 566
Professional 78 8% 997
Total 6,249 25% 25,505

*BoR-Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Institution by Subject Area, Degree, Level, Race/Ethnicity

Bachelor's Degree Awards (2013-14)

by Racial and Ethnic Background LSU % of State State (Public)
African American/Black 411 10% 3,987
American Indian/Alaskan Native 15 17% 87
Asian 121 31% 386
Hispanic 191 30% 631
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 25% 8
White 3,722 30% 12,404
Two or More Races 80 34% 238
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 42 8% 531
Non-Resident Alien 108 20% 535
Total 4,692 25% 18,807

*BoR-Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Institution by Subject Area, Degree, Level, Race/Ethnicity

Credentials-Teacher Preparation Completers and Licensure Exam (2012-13)

 Type of Completers LSU Completers % of State State Completers
Undergraduate 240 19% 1,262
Alternate Certification 83 12% 667
Total 323 17% 1,929

*Title II Higher Education Act Report Section V. Traditional, Alternative IHE-based and Alternative Not IHE-based Summary Pass Rates, 2014.

Economic Diversity: Access & Completion (2012-13)

Student Information LSU State (4-Year Only) National (Public)
Undergraduates 24,626 118,654 6,687,313
Undergraduate Pell Grant Recipients 4,870 41,110 2,416,831
Pell Percentage of Undergraduates 20% 35% 36%

*IPEDS (2012-13)

Bachelor's Degree Pell Grant Recipients LSU
Bachelor's Degrees 4,529
Pell Grant Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1,216
Pell Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees 27%

*Office of Budget & Planning

"Sticker" and "Net" Tuition & Fees (2012-13)

 Tuition and Fees LSU National (Public)
Tuition and fees charged to full-time undergraduates $6,989 $7,507
Tuition and fee "sticker" charged to full-time undergraduates $20,507 $18,545
Tuition and fee "net" paid by full-time beginning undergraduates $12,882 $12,049
"Net" percent of "Sticker" tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates 63% 65%

*IPEDS (2012-13)

Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients (2011-12)

Degree Recipients  LSU

State
(Public, 4-Year Only)
National
(Public, Private, & Proprietary)
% of Baccalaureate Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans 39% 46% 60%
Average Loan Debt of Baccalaureate Recipients who Started as Freshmen and Assumed Loans $20,125 $21,112 $25,903
Baccalaureate Recipient Loan Debt Default Rate (3-year default rate) 4.3% 9.8% 13.7%

*CDS 2012-13
  TICAS Default Rate Resources
  The Institute for College Access & Success. College InSight

Salaries of Baccalaureate Recipients -- Payscale (2014-15)

Insituition   LSU National
Starting Salary Mid-Career Salary Starting Salary Mid-Career Salary
Public Schools $49,000 $88,100 $44,763 $75,853
Research Universities $48,100 $85,300 $47,977 $83,927

*Payscale.com (2014-15)