Lander University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,700
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,570
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
10.2%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
47.6%
4,368 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,849
91.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
42.4%
252 Graduates

About

Lander University is a higher education institution located in Greenwood County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lander University were General Business Administration & Management (95 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (39 degrees), and Humanistic Studies (37 degrees).

In 2017, 482 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lander University. 72% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (305 degrees), 2.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (132 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $-14,494 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $-14,494 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,570.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,700
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lander University was $10,700. The cost of tuition at Lander University is $-14,494 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$14,570
2017 Value
6.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lander University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,570. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lander University grew by 6.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,900
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lander University was of $8,900 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 7.23% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Lander University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.8% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.2%
2016 Default Rate
85
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lander University was 10.2%, which represents 85 out of the 832 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Lander University received 4,368 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 51.5% annual growth. Out of those 4,368 applicants, 2,078 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,849 students enrolled at Lander University in 2017, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lander University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,078
Accepted Out of 4,368

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lander University was 47.6% (2,078 admissions from 4,368 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 61.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 51.5%, while admissions grew by 16.7%.

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SAT Scores

55%
Submission Percentage
419
Scores Submitted

55% of enrolled first-time students at Lander University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lander University has a total enrollment of 2,849 students. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 2,619 students and the part-time enrollment is 230. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lander University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 26.5% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 2.07% Hispanic or Latino, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.211% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lander University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Black or African American Female (19.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.1%) and White Male (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lander University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,849 students. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 2,619 and the part-time enrollment is 230. This means that 91.9% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lander University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Lander University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,757
  2. Black or African American
    754
  3. Two or More Races
    86

The enrolled student population at Lander University is 61.7% White, 26.5% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 2.07% Hispanic or Latino, 0.316% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.211% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 69 students (2.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 212 more women than men received degrees from Lander University. The majority of degree recipients at Lander University are white (305 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (132 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lander University is General Business Administration & Management (95 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (39 degrees) and Humanistic Studies (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lander University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees awarded), Education (78 degrees), and Social Sciences (46 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lander University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,091,792 people), Secondary school teachers (380,843 people), Other managers (361,057 people), Education administrators (326,144 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (323,000 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees awarded), Education (78 degrees), Social Sciences (46 degrees), Math & Statistics (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (27 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lander University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Surgeons

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees awarded), Education (78 degrees), Social Sciences (46 degrees), Math & Statistics (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (27 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lander University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,129,111 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (569,297 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (298,982 people), Legal services (282,728 people), and Computer Systems Design (274,651 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (35 degrees awarded), Education (78 degrees), Social Sciences (46 degrees), Math & Statistics (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (27 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lander University.
Most Common
  1. 95 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lander University was General Business Administration & Management with 95 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 135
  2. 347

In 2017, 135 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University, which is 0.389 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (347).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.576 times less than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to women at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.74 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Lander University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lander University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.397% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    305 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lander University is white (305 degrees awarded). There were 2.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (132 degrees).

3.11% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    216 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    106 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lander University is white female (216 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (106 degrees).

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Operations

Lander University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $71.8k (0.443%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Lander University had a total salary expenditure of $53.2M. Lander University employs 49 Assistant professors, 32 Associate professors, and 23 Lecturers. Most academics at Lander University are Female Assistant professors (28), Male Associate professors(21), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 56 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 54 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.2M
2017 Endowment
8.71%
growth from 2016

Lander University has an endowment valued at about $16.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lander University grew 8.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.9M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $309k - Federal
  2. $6.94M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lander University received $309k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.94M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.8M
2017 Salaries
4.96%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Lander University paid a median of $22.8M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($53.2M) and a 4.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.98% growth from 2015 and a 1.75% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.34M
Instructional Salaries
133
Number of Employees

In 2017, Lander University paid a total of $7.34M to 133 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
49 Employees
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lander University were Assistant professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 32 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 56 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 54 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lander University was Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 21 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lander University.

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