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Student Outcomes

Students come to Loyola wanting to learn how to help others and the university prepares them for doing this.

82.6%

In 2015, over 80% of the incoming first-year freshman students reported that helping others who are in difficulty was an “essential” or “very important” value of theirs.

62.1%

In 2020 as they graduated from Loyola, over 60% of students noted that Loyola prepared them to help others who are in difficulty "a great deal" or "a lot."

32.7%

In 2020 as they graduated from Loyola, another 30% said Loyola prepared them to help others who are in difficulty "a moderate amount" or "somewhat."

Loyola graduates

Loyola student graduates are well prepared not only for employment but to improve their community and world.

Loyola’s 2019-2020 graduates were asked about how the university prepared them for their post-graduate experiences and plans. Over 90% of the more than 3,800 students surveyed credited Loyola for preparing them in the areas of:

  • Succeeding in their employment plans
  • Becoming accomplished in their field
  • Influencing social values
  • Helping others who are in difficulty
  • Developing a meaningful philosophy of life
  • Participating in community action programs
  • Helping to promote racial understanding
  • Becoming a community leader
  • Improving their understanding of other countries and cultures

Undergraduate Retention Rates

One Year Retention Rate for Freshmen Cohorts 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Major

Major 2017-18
Total         Retention Entering          Rate
2018-19
Total         Retention Entering          Rate
2019-20
Total         Retention Entering          Rate
Accounting 40 92.5 44 90.9 32 96.9
Advertising & Public Relations 26 88.5 22 81.8 28 89.3
Advertising Creative 5 100.0 14 71.4 10 100.0
Anthropology 9 88.9 10 70.0 7 85.7
Art History 7 100.0 6 100.0 NA NA
Bilingual/Bicultural Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Biochemistry 82 84.1 103 85.4 84 77.4
Bioinformatics 19 84.2 12 75.0 8 87.5
Biology 457 85.3 432 85.4 389 84.6
Biophysics NA NA NA NA 7 100.0
Business Administration NA NA NA NA NA NA
Chemistry 50 80.0 49 91.8 30 90.0
Classical Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience 72 86.1 59 88.1 67 82.1
Comm Networks & Security NA NA NA NA NA NA
Communication Studies 33 97.0 53 84.9 58 87.9
Computer Science 40 77.5 43 74.4 39 92.3
Criminal Justice 39 82.1 60 81.7 46 89.1
Cybersecurity NA NA NA NA 11 81.8
Dance NA NA 9 100.0 14 92.9
Data Science NA NA NA NA NA NA
Early Childhood Education 9 100.0 6 83.3 7 85.7
Economics 20 80.0 38 86.8 39 89.7
Elementary Education 21 95.2 26 80.8 22 95.5
Engineering Sci-Biomedical Eng 23 95.7 24 87.5 28 92.9
Engineering Sci-Computer Eng 8 50.0 6 83.3 12 91.7
Engineering Sci-Envirnmntl Eng 10 90.0 8 62.5 8 87.5
English 25 84.0 39 94.9 31 83.9
Entrepreneurship 24 87.5 31 74.2 25 84.0
Environmental Policy 10 80.0 12 100.0 15 80.0
Environmental Science 37 89.2 48 89.6 42 76.2
Environmental Studies 8 87.5 6 83.3 17 94.1
Exercise Physiology 31 80.6 29 82.8 32 78.1
Film and Digital Media 29 86.2 28 89.3 26 84.6
Finance 60 90.0 60 88.3 81 88.9
Forensic Science 40 82.5 57 86.0 49 87.8
French NA NA NA NA NA NA
Global and International Studies 34 79.4 42 90.5 33 84.8
Health Systems Management 15 80.0 9 77.8 6 100.0
History 15 80.0 22 77.3 25 80.0
Human Resource and Employee Relations 6 83.3 5 100.0 8 87.5
Human Services 5 60.0 NA NA NA NA
Information Systems NA NA NA NA NA NA
Information Technology NA NA 5 100.0 NA NA
International Business 47 83.0 58 91.4 53 86.8
Latin NA NA NA NA NA NA
Italian NA NA NA NA NA NA
Management 34 82.4 42 88.1 37 78.4
Marketing 72 81.9 75 85.3 59 86.4
Mathematics 14 92.9 12 83.3 12 100.0
Mathematics/Computer Science NA NA NA NA NA NA
Middle Grades Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience 57 87.7 44 93.2 48 87.5
Multimedia Journalism 37 91.9 29 89.7 30 86.7
Music 6 100.0 5 80.0 7 57.1
Music/Vocal Performance NA NA NA NA NA NA
Nursing 206 91.3 166 93.4 162 95.1
Philosophy 6 100.0 9 88.9 12 75.0
Physics 13 92.3 13 84.6 10 80.0
Physics and Computer Science NA NA NA NA NA NA
Political Science 84 86.9 114 85.1 100 84.0
Psychology 171 79.5 175 80.0 202 85.6
Public Health NA NA NA NA 7 100.0
Secondary Education 15 100.0 31 83.9 20 70.0
Social Work 22 77.3 23 91.3 33 69.7
Sociology 8 62.5 10 80.0 13 84.6
Sociology & Anthropology NA NA NA NA NA NA
Software Engineering 9 88.9 7 85.7 NA NA
Spanish NA NA NA NA 6 66.7
Special Education NA NA 9 77.8 5 100.0
Sport Management 10 80.0 15 80.0 22 86.4
Statistics NA NA 5 100.0 7 57.1
Studio Art 9 66.7 NA NA NA NA
Supply Chain Management NA NA NA NA 5 60.0
Theater 28 75.0 40 95.0 29 79.3
Theology NA NA NA NA NA NA
Theoretical Physics/Applied Math NA NA NA NA NA NA
Undecided Concentration 442 83.0 417 81.3 373 79.6
Visual Communications 9 77.8 11 81.8 9 88.9
Women's & Gender Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Total 2,654 85.1 2,770 85.5 2,630 84.9

Note: NA denotes majors that had fewer than 5 students enrolled.
Numbers represent counts of first-time freshmen bachelor degree-seeking students by major and cohort year.

Graduate Retention Rates

One Year Retention Rate for Master's Level Cohort, 2019 by Selected Majors

2019-2020
Major Total Entering Retention Rate
Adult Health Nurse 6 100.0
Cultural & Educ. Policy Stds 11 81.8
Educational Psychology 24 91.7
Executive MBA 19 100.0
Family Nurse Practitioner 9 88.9
Finance 16 68.8
Health Law 44 70.5
Higher Education 21 95.2
MBA Program  49  61.2 
Pastoral Studies  16  81.3 
Public Health  21  66.7 
Public History  100.0 
Social Work  216  66.2 
Sociology  87.5 

Graduation Rates Cohorts (2014)

Four and Six Year Graduation Rates for Bachelor Degree-Seeking Freshmen Cohorts 2014 by Major

  2014
Major 4-Year Grad Rate 6-Year Grad Rate
Graduated Count Total Count 4-Yr Grad Rate Graduated Count Total Count 6-Yr Grad Rate
Accounting 22 33 66.7 27 33 81.8
Advertising & Public Relations 29 39 74.4 30 39 76.9
Anthropology 9 14 64.3 9 14 64.3
Art History 5 7 71.4 6 7 85.7
Bilingual/Bicultural Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Biochemistry 62 94 66.0 71 94 75.5
Bioinformatics 6 8 75.0 6 8 75.0
Biology 285 402 70.9 311 402 77.4
Biophysics 4 5 80.0 4 5 80.0
Chemistry 38 58 65.5 40 58 69.0
Classical Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Comm Networks & Security NA NA NA NA NA NA
Communication Studies 21 33 63.6 26 33 78.8
Computer Science 20 34 58.8 21 34 61.8
Criminal Justice 18 26 69.2 18 26 69.2
Dance 5 7 71.4 6 7 85.7
Early Childhood Education 6 6 100.0 6 6 100.0
Economics 22 30 73.3 22 30 73.3
Elementary Education 13 19 68.4 14 19 73.7
English 23 32 71.9 25 32 78.1
Entrepreneurship 7 17 41.2 9 17 52.9
Environmental Policy NA NA NA NA NA NA
Environmental Science 20 32 62.5 24 32 75.0
Environmental Studies 6 8 75.0 6 8 75.0
Exercise Physiology 11 21 52.4 11 21 52.4
Film and Digital Media 18 25 72.0 18 25 72.0
Finance 31 41 75.6 33 41 80.5
Forensic Science 20 35 57.1 24 35 68.6
French NA NA NA NA NA NA
Health Systems Management 9 10 90.0 9 10 90.0
History 12 20 60.0 14 20 70.0
Human Resource and Employee Relations 4 9 44.4 6 9 66.7
Human Services NA NA NA NA NA NA
Information Systems NA NA NA NA NA NA
Information Technology NA NA NA NA NA NA
International Business 6 9 66.7 6 9 66.7
International Film & Media NA NA NA NA NA NA
International Studies 35 49 71.4 37 49 75.5
Management 23 34 67.6 24 34 70.6
Marketing 27 36 75.0 31 36 86.1
Mathematics 10 14 71.4 13 14 92.9
Mathematics Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Mathematics/Computer Science NA NA NA NA NA NA
Multimedia Journalism 26 37 70.3 29 37 78.4
Music NA NA NA NA NA NA
Nursing 132 169 78.1 143 169 84.6
Operations Management NA NA NA NA NA NA
Philosophy NA NA NA NA NA NA
Physics 12 27 44.4 17 27 63.0
Political Science 34 46 73.9 36 46 78.3
Psychology 105 131 80.2 111 131 84.7
Religious Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Science Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Secondary Education 16 26 61.5 18 26 69.2
Social Work 16 23 69.6 16 23 69.6
Sociology NA NA NA NA NA NA
Sociology & Anthropology NA NA NA NA NA NA
Software Development NA NA NA NA NA NA
Spanish 3 5 60.0 3 5 60.0
Special Education 5 8 62.5 6 8 75.0
Sport Management 6 15 40.0 10 15 66.7
Statistics 3 7 42.9 3 7 42.9
Studio Art NA NA NA NA NA NA
Theater 18 22 81.8 18 22 81.8
Theology NA NA NA NA NA NA
Theoretical Physics/Applied Math NA NA NA NA NA NA
Undecided Concentration 354 529 66.9 396 529 74.9
Visual Communications 8 9 88.9 9 9 100.0
Total 1,583 2,292 69.1 1,743 2,292 76.0

Note: NA denotes majors that had fewer than 5 students enrolled.

Graduation Rates Cohorts (2013)

Four and Six Year Graduation Rates for Bachelor Degree-Seeking Freshmen Cohorts 2013 by Major

  2013
Major 4-Year Grad Rate 6-Year Grad Rate
Graduated Count Total Count 4-Yr Grad Rate Graduated Count Total Count 6-Yr Grad Rate
Accounting 16 31 51.6 22 31 71.0
Advertising & Public Relations 30 44 68.2 33 44 75.0
Anthropology 11 12 91.7 12 12 100.0
Art History NA NA NA NA NA NA
Bilingual/Bicultural Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Biochemistry 70 102 68.6 81 102 79.4
Bioinformatics 11 14 78.6 11 14 78.6
Biology 309 497 62.2 358 497 72.0
Biophysics 9 10 90.0 9 10 90.0
Chemistry 40 61 65.6 45 61 73.8
Classical Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Comm Networks & Security NA NA NA NA NA NA
Communication Studies 44 60 73.3 47 60 78.3
Computer Science 15 28 53.6 19 28 67.9
Criminal Justice 27 44 61.4 31 44 70.5
Dance NA NA NA NA NA NA
Early Childhood Education 5 7 71.4 5 7 71.4
Economics 29 39 74.4 31 39 79.5
Elementary Education 15 20 75.0 15 20 75.0
English 21 33 63.6 23 33 69.7
Entrepreneurship 3 11 27.3 5 11 45.5
Environmental Policy NA NA NA NA NA NA
Environmental Science 5 11 45.5 8 11 72.7
Environmental Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Exercise Physiology 7 12 58.3 8 12 66.7
Film and Digital Media 12 20 60.0 13 20 65.0
Finance 28 40 70.0 34 40 85.0
Forensic Science 23 38 60.5 25 38 65.8
French NA NA NA NA NA NA
Health Systems Management 17 21 81.0 18 21 85.7
History 19 23 82.6 19 23 82.6
Human Resource and Employee Relations 6 11 54.5 7 11 63.6
Human Services 4 5 80.0 4 5 80.0
Information Systems NA NA NA NA NA NA
Information Technology NA NA NA NA NA NA
International Business 9 14 64.3 10 14 71.4
International Film & Media NA NA NA NA NA NA
International Studies 40 54 74.1 43 54 79.6
Management 18 31 58.1 21 31 67.7
Marketing 31 46 67.4 36 46 78.3
Mathematics 14 21 66.7 17 21 81.0
Mathematics Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Mathematics/Computer Science NA NA NA NA NA NA
Multimedia Journalism 33 49 67.3 33 49 67.3
Music NA NA NA NA NA NA
Nursing 145 199 72.9 158 199 79.4
Operations Management NA NA NA NA NA NA
Philosophy 11 16 68.8 14 16 87.5
Physics 16 35 45.7 24 35 68.6
Political Science 49 71 69.0 53 71 74.6
Psychology 110 185 59.5 124 185 67.0
Religious Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Science Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Secondary Education 19 24 79.2 20 24 83.3
Social Work 9 15 60.0 12 15 80.0
Sociology 4 9 44.4 5 9 55.6
Sociology & Anthropology 4 5 80.0 4 5 80.0
Software Development NA NA NA NA NA NA
Spanish 6 8 75.0 6 8 75.0
Special Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Sport Management 10 13 76.9 11 13 84.6
Statistics NA NA NA NA NA NA
Studio Art 5 9 55.6 5 9 55.6
Theater 20 25 80.0 21 25 84.0
Theology NA NA NA NA NA NA
Theoretical Physics/Applied Math 3 5 60.0 3 5 60.0
Undecided Concentration 277 435 63.7 324 435 74.5
Visual Communications 7 9 77.8 7 9 77.8
Total 1,646 2,512 65.5 1,865 2,512 74.2

Note: NA denotes majors that had fewer than 5 students enrolled.

Graduation Rates Cohorts (2012)

Four and Six Year Graduation Rates for Bachelor Degree-Seeking Freshmen Cohorts 2012 by Major

  2012
Major 4-Year Grad Rate 6-Year Grad Rate
Graduated Count Total Count 4-Yr Grad Rate Graduated Count Total Count 6-Yr Grad Rate
Accounting 16 22 72.7 17 22 77.3
Advertising & Public Relations 18 32 56.3 19 32 59.4
Anthropology 14 18 77.8 16 18 88.9
Art History 4 7 57.1 4 7 57.1
Bilingual/Bicultural Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Biochemistry 48 77 62.3 54 77 70.1
Bioinformatics 5 5 100.0 5 5 100.0
Biology 271 414 65.5 302 414 72.9
Biophysics 6 15 40.0 7 15 46.7
Chemistry 26 45 57.8 29 45 64.4
Classical Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Comm Networks & Security NA NA NA NA NA NA
Communication Studies 25 35 71.4 26 35 74.3
Computer Science 9 17 52.9 11 17 64.7
Criminal Justice 16 20 80.0 16 20 80.0
Dance NA NA NA NA NA NA
Early Childhood Education 5 5 100.0 5 5 100.0
Economics 16 23 69.6 19 23 82.6
Elementary Education 13 18 72.2 14 18 77.8
English 24 33 72.7 24 33 72.7
Entrepreneurship 7 12 58.3 7 12 58.3
Environmental Policy NA NA NA NA NA NA
Environmental Science 13 16 81.3 14 16 87.5
Environmental Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Exercise Physiology 4 9 44.4 4 9 44.4
Film and Digital Media NA NA NA NA NA NA
Finance 18 26 69.2 20 26 76.9
Forensic Science 10 17 58.8 13 17 76.5
French NA NA NA NA NA NA
Health Systems Management 7 7 100.0 7 7 100.0
History 17 21 81.0 19 21 90.5
Human Resource and Employee Relations NA NA NA NA NA NA
Human Services NA NA NA NA NA NA
Information Systems NA NA NA NA NA NA
Information Technology NA NA NA NA NA NA
International Business 6 11 54.5 9 11 81.8
International Film & Media 4 9 44.4 4 9 44.4
International Studies 24 36 66.7 26 36 72.2
Management 13 20 65.0 15 20 75.0
Marketing 26 36 72.2 28 36 77.8
Mathematics 8 14 57.1 11 14 78.6
Mathematics Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Mathematics/Computer Science NA NA NA NA NA NA
Multimedia Journalism 33 50 66.0 36 50 72.0
Music 5 7 71.4 5 7 71.4
Nursing 122 160 76.3 133 160 83.1
Operations Management NA NA NA NA   NA
Philosophy 7 9 77.8 8 9 88.9
Physics 14 23 60.9 16 23 69.6
Political Science 43 55 78.2 45 55 81.8
Psychology 98 161 60.9 115 161 71.4
Religious Studies NA NA NA NA NA NA
Science Education NA NA NA NA NA NA
Secondary Education 18 23 78.3 21 23 91.3
Social Work 11 17 64.7 11 17 64.7
Sociology 8 10 80.0 9 10 90.0
Sociology & Anthropology 4 6 66.7 5 6 83.3
Software Development NA NA NA NA NA NA
Spanish NA NANA NA NA NA NA
Special Education 11 14 78.6 12 14 85.7
Sport Management 3 5 60.0 3 5 60.0
Statistics NA NA NA NA NA NA
Studio Art 3 6 50.0 5 6 83.3
Theater 18 23 78.3 19 23 82.6
Theology NA NA NA NA NA NA
Theoretical Physics/Applied Math NA NA NA NA NA NA
Undecided Concentration 233 374 62.3 266 374 71.1
Visual Communications 3 5 60.0 4 5 80.0
Total 1,335 2,003 66.7 1,488 2,003 74.3

Note: NA denotes majors that had fewer than 5 students enrolled.

Three Year Graduation Rates Master's Level 2017 Cohort

Three Year Graduation Rate for Master's Level Students Who First Were Admitted in Fall 2017

College Major   2017  
  3-Year Grad Rate  
Graduated Total 3-Yr Grad
Count Count Rate
Arts & Sciences Applied Philosophy 9 11 81.8
  Applied Social Psychology NA NA NA
  Applied Statistics 15 19 78.9
  Biochemistry NA NA NA
  Biochemistry & Molecular B NA NA NA
  Bioinformatics NA NA NA
  Biology 3 9 33.3
  Chemistry NA NA NA
  Computer Science 7 10 70.0
  Criminal Justice 10 11 90.9
  Digital Humanities NA NA NA
  English NA NA NA
  History NA NA NA
  Information Technology 11 15 73.3
  Mathematics 6 8 75.0
  Medical Sciences 54 54 100.0
  Philosophy NA NA NA
  Political Science NA NA NA
  Public History 5 6 83.3
  Public Policy 7 7 100.0
  Social Psychology NA NA NA
  Sociology 3 6 50.0
  Software Engineering 8 9 88.9
  Spanish NA NA NA
  Theology NA NA NA
  Urban Studies NA NA NA
  Women's & Gender Studies NA NA NA
  Total 169 201 84.1
Business Accountancy 30 31 96.8
  Business Data Analytics 13 15 86.7
  Executive MBA 18 18 100.0
  Finance 22 22 100.0
  Industrial Relations 12 13 92.3
  Information Systems NA NA NA
  Integrated Marketing Comm 10 12 83.3
  MBA Program 54 62 87.1
  Supply Chain Management NA NA NA
  Total 166 180 92.2
Communication Global Strategic Communica 11 14 78.6
  International Film & Media - 15 15 100.0
  Total 26 29 89.7
Education Administration & Supervisio 6 9 66.7
  Clinical Mental Hlth Counsel 6 6 100.0
  Community Counseling NA NA NA
  Cultural & Educ. Policy Stds 9 16 56.3
  Curriculum and Instruction 6 6 100.0
  Educational Psychology 19 20 95.0
  Higher Education 33 36 91.7
  International Higher Educati 16 18 88.9
  School Counseling 4 6 66.7
  School Psychology 21 22 95.5
  Total 123 142 86.6
HSD: Biomedical Bioethics and Health Policy 9 14 64.3
  Cell & Molecular Physiology 27 28 96.4
  Clinical Research & Epidemi NA NA NA
  Integrated Cell Biology NA NA NA
  Microbiology & Immunology 9 9 100.0
  Molecular Pharmacology & NA NA NA
  Neuroscience NA NA NA
  Public Health 21 23 91.3
  Total 73 83 88.0
HSD: Nursing Adlt-Gero CNS Oncology Spe NA NA NA
  Adult Health Nurse NA NA NA
  Clinical Nurse Specialist NA NA NA
  Dietetics 10 10 100.0
  Family Nurse Practitioner 3 23 13.0
  Health Systems Managemen NA NA NA
  Nurse Practitioner NA NA NA
  Nursing NA NA NA
  Womens Health Nurse NA NA NA
  Total 20 50 40.0
Law School Business Law 12 21 57.1
  Child and Family Law 13 17 76.5
  Health Law 32 51 62.7
  International Law NA NA NA
  Rule of Law Development 18 18 100.0
  Trial Advocacy NA NA NA
  U.S. Law 7 7 100.0
  Total 87 119 73.1
Pastoral Studies Christian Spirituality 9 14 64.3
  Counseling for Ministry NA NA NA
  Divinity 2 6 33.3
  Health Care Mission Leaders NA NA NA
  Pastoral Counseling 7 10 70.0
  Pastoral Studies 3 10 30.0
  Social Justice 4 9 44.4
  Total 27 53 50.9
Social Work Social Work 110 131 84.0
  Total 110 131 84.0

Note: NA denotes majors that had fewer than 5 students enrolled.

For questions about student data displayed on this page, please contact Ale Povedano at apovedano@luc.edu.

Last Modified:   Thu, April 8, 2021 5:42 PM CDT