Lindenwood University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,300

4.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,305

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.68%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.7%

2,895 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,025

74.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

49.9%

506 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 (331 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (165 degrees), and General Psychology (96 degrees).

In 2017, 3,198 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lindenwood University. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,878 degrees), 3.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (473 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lindenwood University is $16,300, which is $-10,200 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lindenwood University is $16,300, which is $-10,200 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,305.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lindenwood University was $16,300. The cost of tuition at Lindenwood University is $-10,200 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,305

2017 Value

22%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lindenwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,305. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lindenwood University grew by 22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,900

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lindenwood University was of $8,900 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.11% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Lindenwood University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.

1.68%

2016 Default Rate

61

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lindenwood University was 1.68%, which represents 61 out of the 3641 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 2,895 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 28.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,895 applicants, 2,135 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.7% acceptance rate.

There were 10,025 students enrolled at Lindenwood University in 2017, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lindenwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,135

Accepted Out of 2,895

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lindenwood University was 73.7% (2,135 admissions from 2,895 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -28.3%, while admissions declined by -3.35%.

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SAT Scores

21%

Submission Percentage

201

Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at Lindenwood University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lindenwood University has a total enrollment of 10,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Lindenwood University is 7,497 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,528. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Lindenwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lindenwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.6% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 3.36% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.738% Asian, 0.349% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.219% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lindenwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.7%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (19%) and White Male (17.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lindenwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,025 students. The full-time enrollment at Lindenwood University is 7,497 and the part-time enrollment is 2,528. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Lindenwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral 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 Lindenwood University was 73%. 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

    5,171

  2. Black or African American

    1,451

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    337

The enrolled student population at Lindenwood University is 51.6% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 3.36% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Two or More Races, 0.738% Asian, 0.349% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.219% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,774 students (17.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 628 more women than men received degrees from Lindenwood University. The majority of degree recipients at Lindenwood University are white (1,878 degrees awarded). There were 3.97 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (473 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lindenwood University is General Business (331 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (165 degrees) and General Psychology (96 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (170 degrees awarded), Education (631 degrees), and English (103 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 (2,210,491 people), Accountants & auditors (1,139,558 people), Other managers (794,267 people), Financial managers (459,528 people), and Education administrators (389,097 people).

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (170 degrees awarded), Education (631 degrees), English (103 degrees), Communications (188 degrees), and Business (1,049 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 Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (170 degrees awarded), Education (631 degrees), English (103 degrees), Communications (188 degrees), and Business (1,049 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 (3,405,755 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (718,062 people), Banking & related activities (549,224 people), Computer Systems Design (539,845 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (499,709 people).

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (170 degrees awarded), Education (631 degrees), English (103 degrees), Communications (188 degrees), and Business (1,049 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 331 degrees awarded

  2. 165 degrees awarded

  3. 96 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lindenwood University was General Business with 331 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,285

  2. 1,913

In 2017, 1,285 degrees were awarded to men at Lindenwood University, which is 0.672 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,913).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Lindenwood University in General Business, which is 1 times more than the 256 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 256 degrees were awarded to women at Lindenwood University in General Business, which is 0.996 times less than the 257 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 28% of students graduating from Lindenwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lindenwood University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.593% 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

    1,878 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    473 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    335 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lindenwood University is white (1,878 degrees awarded). There were 3.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (473 degrees).

10.5% of degree recipients (335 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,146 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    732 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    341 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lindenwood University is white female (1,146 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (732 degrees).

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Operations

Lindenwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $160M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.1M (14.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Lindenwood University had a total salary expenditure of $153M. Lindenwood University employs 110 Assistant professors, 96 Associate professors, and 62 Professors. Most academics at Lindenwood University are Male Assistant professors (58), Female Associate professors(52), and Female Assistant professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lindenwood University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 158 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 153 employees, and Service with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$160M

2017 Endowment

15.1%

growth from 2016

Lindenwood University has an endowment valued at about $160M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lindenwood University grew 15.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $126M 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. $700k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lindenwood University received $700k 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

$70.3M

2017 Salaries

1.73%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Lindenwood University paid a median of $70.3M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 1.73% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.62% growth from 2015 and a 5.87% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.4M

Instructional Salaries

290

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lindenwood University paid a total of $22.4M to 290 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

110 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

158 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lindenwood University were Assistant professor with 110 employees; Associate professor with 96 employees; and Associate professor with 62 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lindenwood University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 158 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 153 employees; and Service with 96 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lindenwood University was Male Assistant professor with 58 employees, Female Associate professor with 52 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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