Lincoln Memorial University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,880
1.75% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$19,008
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
3.5%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
65.3%
1,108 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
4,770
80% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
52.9%
126 Graduates

About

Lincoln Memorial University is a higher education institution located in Claiborne County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lincoln Memorial University were Registered Nursing (93 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (18 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

In 2017, 1,306 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lincoln Memorial University. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,005 degrees), 7.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (126 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $20,880, which is $147 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $20,880, which is $147 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 $19,008.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,880
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University was $20,880. The cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $147 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,008
2017 Value
16.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lincoln Memorial University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,008. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lincoln Memorial University grew by 16.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,441
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lincoln Memorial University was of $7,441 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 2.39% 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

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Lincoln Memorial University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 7.87% with respect to 2016, when 89% 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.
3.5%
2016 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lincoln Memorial University was 3.5%, which represents 41 out of the 1173 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

Lincoln Memorial University received 1,108 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 25.3% annual decline. Out of those 1,108 applicants, 724 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.3% acceptance rate.

There were 4,770 students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in 2017, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lincoln Memorial University has an overall enrollment yield of 47.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
724
Accepted Out of 1,108

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lincoln Memorial University was 65.3% (724 admissions from 1,108 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 50.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -25.3%, while admissions declined by -2.82%.

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage
60
Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at Lincoln Memorial University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lincoln Memorial University has a total enrollment of 4,770 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 3,814 students and the part-time enrollment is 956. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.6% White, 5.58% Asian, 5.26% Black or African American, 0.734% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.608% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0419% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57.2%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Asian Male (5.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,770 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 3,814 and the part-time enrollment is 956. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University 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 Lincoln Memorial University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lincoln Memorial University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,560
  2. Asian
    266
  3. Black or African American
    251

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University is 74.6% White, 5.58% Asian, 5.26% Black or African American, 0.734% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.608% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0419% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 430 more women than men received degrees from Lincoln Memorial University. The majority of degree recipients at Lincoln Memorial University are white (1,005 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (126 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University is Registered Nursing (93 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (18 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lincoln Memorial University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (310 degrees awarded), Biology (141 degrees), and Health (667 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 Lincoln Memorial University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,933,482 people), Registered nurses (1,393,403 people), Physicians (482,672 people), Secondary school teachers (321,554 people), and Education administrators (279,919 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Education (310 degrees awarded), Biology (141 degrees), Health (667 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), and Legal (17 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 Lincoln Memorial University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Education (310 degrees awarded), Biology (141 degrees), Health (667 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), and Legal (17 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 Lincoln Memorial University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,934,276 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,916,947 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (551,758 people), Offices of physicians (373,936 people), and Outpatient care centers (293,191 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Education (310 degrees awarded), Biology (141 degrees), Health (667 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (8 degrees), and Legal (17 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 Lincoln Memorial University.
Most Common
  1. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 15 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University was Registered Nursing with 93 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 438
  2. 868

In 2017, 438 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University, which is 0.505 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (868).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University in Osteopathic Medicine, which is 1.13 times more than the 100 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 260 degrees were awarded to women at Lincoln Memorial University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.22 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 26% of students graduating from Lincoln Memorial University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (59.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lincoln Memorial University is Female and White (59.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 7.94% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,005 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lincoln Memorial University is white (1,005 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (126 degrees).

9.65% of degree recipients (126 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    682 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    323 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lincoln Memorial University is white female (682 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (323 degrees).

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Operations

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at nearly $40.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.91M (7.14%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Lincoln Memorial University had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Lincoln Memorial University employs 71 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 11 No academic ranks. Most academics at Lincoln Memorial University are Male Assistant professors (38), Female Assistant professors(33), and Male Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University are: Management, with 103 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, and Service with 72 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$40.8M
2017 Endowment
18.7%
growth from 2016

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at about $40.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lincoln Memorial University grew 18.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.72M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.07M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lincoln Memorial University received $3.07M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48.8M
2017 Salaries
12.9%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Lincoln Memorial University paid a median of $48.8M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 12.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.92% growth from 2015 and a 9.81% 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

$8.02M
Instructional Salaries
119
Number of Employees

In 2017, Lincoln Memorial University paid a total of $8.02M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
103 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Assistant professor with 71 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Management with 103 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees; and Service with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University was Male Assistant professor with 38 employees, Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, and Male Associate professor with 14 employees.

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