Lasell College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,300

3.1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,441

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.21%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

80.7%

3,547 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,055

82.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

50.5%

240 Graduates

About

Lasell College is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lasell College were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (44 degrees awarded), Fashion Merchandising (31 degrees), and Other Communication & Media Studies (27 degrees).

In 2017, 496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lasell College. 69.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (342 degrees), 7.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lasell College is $33,300, which is $12,567 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lasell College is $33,300, which is $12,567 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,441.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lasell College was $33,300. The cost of tuition at Lasell College is $12,567 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$28,441

2017 Value

9.84%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lasell College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,441. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lasell College grew by 9.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,950

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lasell College was of $10,950 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.06% 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

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Lasell College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.38% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

6.21%

2016 Default Rate

37

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lasell College was 6.21%, which represents 37 out of the 596 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

Lasell College received 3,547 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.1% annual growth. Out of those 3,547 applicants, 2,863 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,055 students enrolled at Lasell College in 2017, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lasell College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,863

Accepted Out of 3,547

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lasell College was 80.7% (2,863 admissions from 3,547 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 10.1%, while admissions grew by 16.9%.

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SAT Scores

66%

Submission Percentage

270

Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Lasell College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lasell College has a total enrollment of 2,055 students. The full-time enrollment at Lasell College is 1,702 students and the part-time enrollment is 353. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Lasell College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lasell College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.6% White, 8.61% Hispanic or Latino, 7.01% Black or African American, 2.34% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.0973% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0487% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lasell College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (15.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (6.06%) and Black or African American Male (3.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lasell College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,055 students. The full-time enrollment at Lasell College is 1,702 and the part-time enrollment is 353. This means that 82.8% of students enrolled at Lasell College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Lasell College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lasell College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,308

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    177

  3. Black or African American

    144

The enrolled student population at Lasell College is 63.6% White, 8.61% Hispanic or Latino, 7.01% Black or African American, 2.34% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.0973% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0487% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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, 173 students (8.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 196 more women than men received degrees from Lasell College. The majority of degree recipients at Lasell College are white (342 degrees awarded). There were 7.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lasell College is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (44 degrees awarded), followed by Fashion Merchandising (31 degrees) and Other Communication & Media Studies (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lasell College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lasell College are Accountants & auditors (1,124,616 people), Other managers (793,401 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (471,622 people), Financial managers (453,793 people), and Chief executives & legislators (365,667 people).

The most specialized majors at Lasell College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees), Business (177 degrees), and History (6 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lasell College are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Lasell College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees), Business (177 degrees), and History (6 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 Lasell College are Elementary & secondary schools (914,632 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (604,055 people), Computer Systems Design (549,345 people), Banking & related activities (544,038 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (448,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Lasell College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (35 degrees), Business (177 degrees), and History (6 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 Lasell College.

Most Common

  1. 44 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lasell College was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 150

  2. 346

In 2017, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Lasell College, which is 0.434 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (346).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Lasell College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 2.25 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded to women at Lasell College in Management Science, which is 3.53 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 46% of students graduating from Lasell College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lasell College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.417% 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

    342 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lasell College is white (342 degrees awarded). There were 7.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (45 degrees).

9.07% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    245 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lasell College is white female (245 degrees awarded). There were 2.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (97 degrees).

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Operations

Lasell College has an endowment valued at nearly $40.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.91M (12.1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Lasell College had a total expenditure of $60.1M. Of that $60.1M, they spent $24.7M on salaries and $60.1M on benefits.

Lasell College employs 41 Associate professors, 36 Assistant professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Lasell College are Female Associate professors (26), Female Assistant professors(24), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lasell College are: Management, with 44 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$40.5M

2017 Endowment

5.3%

growth from 2016

Lasell College has an endowment valued at about $40.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lasell College grew 5.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.33M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $306k - Federal

  2. $343k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lasell College received $306k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $343k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$24.7M

Salary Expenditure

$60.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Lasell College had a total expenditure of $60.1M. Of that $60.1M, they spent $24.7M on salaries and $60.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Lasell College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.7M

2017 Salaries

3.08%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Lasell College paid a median of $24.7M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($60.1M) and a 3.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.648% decline from 2015 and a 7.11% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.59M

Instructional Salaries

89

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lasell College paid a total of $6.59M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

41 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lasell College were Associate professor with 41 employees; Assistant professor with 36 employees; and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lasell College were Management with 44 employees; Service with 38 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lasell College was Female Associate professor with 26 employees, Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lasell College.

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