Loyola University Chicago

Online Undergraduate Program


Online Undergraduate Program - Veterans

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: 7


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $722
In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A


Total online enrollment: 364
21% Male / 79% Female
Average student age: 37


Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
57% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: Loyola University Chicago’s OBD programs entail high-quality learning experiences characterized by the transformative experience of the Jesuit tradition. The structured curriculum supports persistence for working adults, and programs encourage development of professional identities to establish relevance with the work environment. An accelerated format allows students to obtain a degree in as few as 3 semesters, and programs accept both traditional and non-traditional (PLA) transfer credits.
Average class size: 18
Maximum class size: 25


Total program graduates (2014-2015): 76
New student retention rate (2014): 82%
Most popular majors: Nursing Science, Business Administration and Management, General, N/A, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Other
Online courses offered:113
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:Yes
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

Entering Class Progress Toward Degree:

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: In addition to the academic integrity policy to which students are required to adhere, instructors are highly encouraged to utilize technological measures to ensure academic integrity of assessments in OBD courses. Faculty have access to anti-plagiarism software (TurnItIn), which is integrated into the university’s LMS, and receive support in utilizing testing features such as question randomization, question pools, and time limits for exams, tests, and quizzes administered through the LMS. Additionally, course sizes are intentionally kept small so instructors have the opportunity to personally get to know students and their academic abilities, allowing them to better detect if a student is turning in work that is not their own.
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: Yes


Average online teaching experience: 3 years
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 17
Full-time faculty with terminal degree: 17
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 22
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 1
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 19
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Weekly office hours: 8

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y
ADA compliance: Individual faculty held responsible

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Broadband
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: 15
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 0

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
Gender distribution: 
International students:
Students 22 and younger: 3%
Students ages 23-39: 61%
Students 40 or older: 36%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: 84%


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
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 GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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