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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: 7


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $630
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: 327
17% Male / 83% Female
Average student age: 35


Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
32% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: For Bachelor of Nursing Science, the program is offered in an accelerated format and can be completed in as little as one calendar year (3 semesters). Students have opportunity to earn credit for prior learning and can participate in optional international learning experiences as part of their education. SCPS - degree completion programs for working adults; transfer credit friendly; accept non-tradition credits (CLEP, DSST, PLA); accelerated format; real-world app; range of concentration & certs
Average class size: 19
Maximum class size: 25


New student retention rate (2014): 58%
Most popular majors: Nursing Science, Business Administration and Management, General, N/A, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Other
Online courses offered:70
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

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 system and writing assignments are checked by an anti-plagerism software. Faculty are encouraged to use test question randomization, question pods & time limits for exams
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: 9
Full-time faculty with terminal degree: 10
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 15
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 12
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Weekly office hours: 30

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:

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: 5
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
Male: 54
Female: 273
International students:
Students 22 and younger: 5%
Students ages 23-39: 72%
Students 40 or older: 23%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
New entrants who are employed: N/A


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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