Lindenwood University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,672

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,183

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.13%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.7%

4,039 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,750

74% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.3%

510 Graduates

About

Lindenwood University is a higher education institution located in St. Charles County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lindenwood University were General Business (357 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (154 degrees), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (80 degrees).

In 2016, 3,208 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lindenwood University. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,028 degrees), 4.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (480 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lindenwood University is $15,672, which is $-10,184 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lindenwood University is $15,672, which is $-10,184 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,183.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,672

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lindenwood University was $15,672. The cost of tuition at Lindenwood University is $-10,184 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$22,183

2016 Value

1.26%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lindenwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,183. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lindenwood University grew by 1.26%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,467

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lindenwood University was of $8,467 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.32% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Lindenwood University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.41% with respect to 2015, when 83% 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.

2.13%

2015 Default Rate

76

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lindenwood University was 2.13%, which represents 76 out of the 3571 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

Lindenwood University received 4,039 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.82% annual decline. Out of those 4,039 applicants, 2,209 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.7% acceptance rate.

There were 10,750 students enrolled at Lindenwood University in 2016, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lindenwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,209

Accepted Out of 4,039

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lindenwood University was 54.7% (2,209 admissions from 4,039 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 55.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.82%, while admissions declined by -4.04%.

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SAT Scores

18%

Submission Percentage

185

Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Lindenwood University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lindenwood University has a total enrollment of 10,750 students. The full-time enrollment at Lindenwood University is 7,956 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,794. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Lindenwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lindenwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.9% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 3.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.633% Asian, 0.335% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Lindenwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.2%), followed by White Male (19%) and Black or African American Female (16.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lindenwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,750 students. The full-time enrollment at Lindenwood University is 7,956 and the part-time enrollment is 2,794. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Lindenwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 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 Lindenwood University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Lindenwood University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,796

  2. Black or African American

    1,557

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    336

The enrolled student population at Lindenwood University is 53.9% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 3.13% Hispanic or Latino, 2.34% Two or More Races, 0.633% Asian, 0.335% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,601 students (14.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 720 more women than men received degrees from Lindenwood University. The majority of degree recipients at Lindenwood University are white (2,028 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (480 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lindenwood University is General Business (357 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (154 degrees) and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (80 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lindenwood University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (743 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), and Communications (194 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 Lindenwood University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,094,830 people), Accountants & auditors (1,117,913 people), Miscellaneous managers (889,076 people), Financial managers (457,341 people), and Chief executives & legislators (375,827 people).

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Education (743 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), Communications (194 degrees), Business (1,092 degrees), and Protective Services (175 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 Lindenwood University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Natural sciences managers

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Education (743 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), Communications (194 degrees), Business (1,092 degrees), and Protective Services (175 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 Lindenwood University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,243,416 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (646,898 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (596,204 people), Banking & related activities (543,309 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (520,623 people).

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Education (743 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees), Communications (194 degrees), Business (1,092 degrees), and Protective Services (175 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 Lindenwood University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lindenwood University was General Business with 357 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,244

  2. 1,964

In 2016, 1,244 degrees were awarded to men at Lindenwood University, which is 0.633 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,964).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 279 degrees were awarded to men at Lindenwood University in General Business, which is 1.06 times more than the 263 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 263 degrees were awarded to women at Lindenwood University in General Business, which is 0.943 times less than the 279 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 29% of students graduating from Lindenwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lindenwood University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.588% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,028 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    480 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    219 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lindenwood University is white (2,028 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (480 degrees).

6.83% of degree recipients (219 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,215 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    813 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    358 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lindenwood University is white female (1,215 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (813 degrees).

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Operations

Lindenwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $146M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.59M (3.83%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Lindenwood University had a total expenditure of $146M. Of that $146M, they spent $69.7M on salaries and $146M on benefits.

Lindenwood University employs 115 Assistant professors, 104 Associate professors, and 59 Professors. Most academics at Lindenwood University are Male Assistant professors (63), Female Associate professors(56), and Female Assistant professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lindenwood University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 158 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 129 employees, and Service with 80 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$146M

2015 Endowment

1.73%

growth from 2014

Lindenwood University has an endowment valued at about $146M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lindenwood University grew 1.73% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $125M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $765k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lindenwood University received $765k 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$69.7M

Salary Expenditure

$146M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lindenwood University had a total expenditure of $146M. Of that $146M, they spent $69.7M on salaries and $146M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$69.7M

2015 Salaries

5.87%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Lindenwood University paid a median of $69.7M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($146M) and a 5.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.49% growth from 2013 and a 11.9% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.6M

Instructional Salaries

297

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lindenwood University paid a total of $21.6M to 297 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

115 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

158 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lindenwood University were Assistant professor with 115 employees; Associate professor with 104 employees; and Associate professor with 59 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lindenwood University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 158 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 129 employees; and Service with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lindenwood University was Male Assistant professor with 63 employees, Female Associate professor with 56 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 52 employees.

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

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