2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$29,371

Net Price

77%

Admitted

10%

Enrolled

72%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Loyola University Chicago

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 17,498. In 2021, there were 877 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #15 in Illinois and ranks #563 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

877

Total Enrollment

17,498

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Loyola University Chicago

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#15

Illinois Rank

Combining ranking factors for 53 schools that offer psychology degrees in Illinois, Loyola University Chicago ranks #15.

#563

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Loyola University Chicago ranks #563.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Loyola University Chicago offers Applied Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Social Work. At the master level Clinical Psychology, Community Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology, Social Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Research Psychology, School Psychology, Social Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Applied Psychology16
Clinical Psychology36
Community Psychology10
Counseling and Applied Psychology167332
Counseling Psychology2
Developmental Psychology1
Educational Psychology26
General Psychology306
Research Psychology33
School Psychology3424
Social Psychology32
Social Work46122536
Total Graduates3841240576
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) – Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 37,824 students applied to the Loyola University Chicago. The university admitted 77% and 10% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Illinois universities is 7,762. On average, all Illinois institutions admit 71% and 26% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Loyola University Chicago students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 88%. Compared to all Illinois four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Loyola University Chicago is 72%, compared to 57% for all Illinois universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare LUC to Illinois Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Loyola University Chicago to the average of all Illinois four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

LUC

37,824

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

10%

Percent Enrolled

88%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

72%

Graduation Rate

IL Colleges

7,762

Applicants

71%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 1,007 or 51% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 982 or 49% part-time faculty members employed at Loyola University Chicago. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 931 or 47%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

LUC

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

47%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

IL Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

51%

Percent Full-Time

49%

Percent Part-Time

49%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Loyola University Chicago the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $46,410, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $18,990 and the average cost for graduate fees is $904.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Loyola University Chicago in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Loyola University Chicago2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$15,180
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,600
Total Living Expenses$16,780
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$46,410
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$64,390
In-State, Graduate Tuition$18,990
In-State, Graduate Fees$904
Total Graduate Expenses$19,894
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Loyola University Chicago is $29,371. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Compare Loyola University Chicago to all Illinois universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

LUC

$64,390

Cost to Attend

$23,026

Average Financial Aid

99%

Percent Receiving Aid

$29,371

Net Price

IL Colleges

$38,884

Cost to Attend

$15,853

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$16,618

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 2,091 or 99%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 10,546 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $23,026.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid10,546$23,026
Pell Grants2,650$5,022
Federal Student Loans5,588$6,759
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Loyola University Chicago to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

LUC

10,546

Grant or Scholarship Aid

56%

Grants or Scholarships

2,650

Number of Pell Grants

14%

Pell Grants

5,588

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

IL Colleges

3,454

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

1,580

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

1,665

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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