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Loyola University Chicago


Online Undergraduate Program

Loyola University Chicago, located in urban Chicago, IL, is the largest Jesuit institution in the country with two locations in Chicago at Lake Shore and Water Tower. This private institution, founded in 1870, offers graduate programs in its business school, law school—well known for healthcare law—and medical school. Serving the community is a central aspect of Loyola’s mission. Students often give back to the community and sometimes earn academic credit for their work.

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Quick Facts

First year offering online program: 2011-2012
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 3


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $615
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): N/A


Total online enrollment: 161
9% Male / 91% Female
Average student age: 36


Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
100% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: Management & Applied Studies: accelerated 8-week term, adult degree completion, rolling admissions - 5 entry points/yr, prior learning assessment RN to BSN (RN completion program): accelerated 6-8 week term, adult degree completion, rolling admissions - 3 entry points/yr, prior learning assessment
Average class size: 23
Maximum class size: 25


3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): 0%
New student retention rate (2013): 93%
Most popular majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Other
Online courses offered:50
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:No
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 4
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Majority
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: 4
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 48

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: There is an academic integrity policy. Students are requested to submit work in LMS system and writing assignments are checked by an anti-plagerism software. MGMT & Applied Stds - recommend randomization & time limits fo tests. Recommend use of honor code in Sakai; recommend ProctorCam for proctored exams


Average online teaching experience: 2 years
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 10
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 18
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 10
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Instructor office hours (weekly): 39
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: 46%
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: 14%
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: 12%

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatrooms, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual software, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Cable
Required Internet connection: DSL
24-7 live tech support: No
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 3
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area network, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: East North Central
Male: 14
Female: 147
American Indian: 0.0%
Asian: 6.2%
Black or African American: 9.3%
Hispanic: 9.9%
Two or more races: 3.7%
International: 0.0%
Pacific Islander: 0.6%
Unknown: 9.3%
White: 60.9%
Students 22 and younger: 1%
Students ages 23-39: 66%
Students 40 or older: 33%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: N/A


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
College uses SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for new applicants: No
ACT Composite Score: N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score: N/A
SAT Math average score: N/A
SAT Writing average score: N/A
Continuing online instruction education required: No
Application essay required: No
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: N/A


Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: No
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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