Loras College

Private, Four-years School Located in Dubuque, IA

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How much is the Loras tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Loras's tuition & fees is $38,298.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $50,315 when a student lives on-campus.

Loras Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$38,298
Books & Supplies Costs$712
On-campus Room & Board$9,230
On-campus Expenses$2,075
Off-campus Room & Board$8,281
Off-campus Expenses$2,257
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$41,588

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Loras for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $172,164 at Loras. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $222,696. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $118,111.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$40,108$51,920$27,556
Sophomore (2024-25)$42,003$54,346$28,831
Junior (2025-26)$43,988$56,885$30,164
Senior (2026-27)$46,066$59,543$31,560
4 Years Total$172,164$222,696$118,111
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$42,003$54,346$28,831
Sophomore (2025-26)$43,988$56,885$30,164
Junior (2026-27)$46,066$59,543$31,560
Senior (2027-28)$48,243$62,325$33,019
4 Years Total$180,299$233,101$123,574
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$43,988$56,885$30,164
Sophomore (2026-27)$46,066$59,543$31,560
Junior (2027-28)$48,243$62,325$33,019
Senior (2028-29)$50,522$65,238$34,547
4 Years Total$188,819$243,992$129,290
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$46,066$59,543$31,560
Sophomore (2027-28)$48,243$62,325$33,019
Junior (2028-29)$50,522$65,238$34,547
Senior (2029-30)$52,910$68,286$36,145
4 Years Total$197,741$255,392$135,270
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$48,243$62,325$33,019
Sophomore (2028-29)$50,522$65,238$34,547
Junior (2029-30)$52,910$68,286$36,145
Senior (2030-31)$55,410$71,477$37,817
4 Years Total$207,084$267,326$141,528

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Loras' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
Loras College$38,298
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Loras and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Loras CollegeDubuque, IA$38,298$13,440
Emmaus Bible CollegeDubuque, IA$20,000-
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological SeminaryAnkeny, IA$19,530$7,940
Iowa Wesleyan UniversityMount Pleasant, IA$34,700$6,420
Simpson CollegeIndianola, IA$46,212$7,244
William Penn UniversityOskaloosa, IA$28,750$10,500

Financial Aid and COA

At Loras College, 1,293 students (100%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,265.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Loras is $27,050 for students living on-campus and $26,283 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 295 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,538 and the average amount of student loans is $8,092.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$50,315
COA (off-campus)$49,548
Tuition & Fees$38,298
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,017
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$11,250
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,050
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,283
Average Financial Aid$23,265
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,293100%$23,265
Pell Grants32225%$4,393
Federal Student Loan79361%$6,387
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid295100%-
Grants or Scholarships295100%$25,538
Federal Grants294100%$2,204
Pell Grants6622%$4,414
Other Federal Grants294100%$1,213
State/Local Grants4515%$6,407
Institutional Grants295100%$22,364
Student Loan Aid18763%$8,092
Federal Student Loans18362%$5,243
Other Student Loans8428%$6,591

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Loras's acceptance rate is 71.96%. A total of 2,086 applicants applied to and 1,501 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 296 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 19.72%.
To apply to Loras, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate71.96%70.09%74.88%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.72%20.94%17.93%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Loras College has a total of 1,319 students including 1,227 undergraduate and 92 graduate students. By gender, there are 768 male students and 618 female students attending Loras. The school offers online degree programs and 31 students enrolled online exclusively (2.35% of all students).
Total1,386 768618
Undergraduate1,296 742554
Graduate90 2664

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, IA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered42 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered6 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate92.01%
Student Population1,319
Graduation Rate67%
Retention Rate77%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties99 (Full-time), 24 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs307 (Full-time), 30 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$60,643
Average Staff Salary$49,176