Lee University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$16,080

6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,928

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.28%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

85%

2,387 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,370

76% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52%

452 Graduates

About

Lee University is a higher education institution located in Bradley County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lee University were Pastoral Studies & Counseling (94 degrees awarded), General Psychology (73 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees).

In 2017, 1,055 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lee University. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (780 degrees), 6.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (125 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lee University is $16,080, which is $-4,653 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lee University is $16,080, which is $-4,653 less 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 $16,928.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,080

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lee University was $16,080. The cost of tuition at Lee University is $-4,653 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,928

2017 Value

0.828%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lee University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,928. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lee University grew by 0.828%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,880

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lee University was of $7,880 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 15.1% 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

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Lee University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

8.28%

2016 Default Rate

99

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lee University was 8.28%, which represents 99 out of the 1196 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

Lee University received 2,387 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.83% annual growth. Out of those 2,387 applicants, 2,030 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85% acceptance rate.

There were 5,370 students enrolled at Lee University in 2017, and 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lee University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,030

Accepted Out of 2,387

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lee University was 85% (2,030 admissions from 2,387 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.83%, while admissions grew by 2.22%.

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SAT Scores

29%

Submission Percentage

263

Scores Submitted

29% of enrolled first-time students at Lee University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lee University has a total enrollment of 5,370 students. The full-time enrollment at Lee University is 4,079 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Lee University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.6% White, 4.82% Black or African American, 3.17% Hispanic or Latino, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.894% Asian, 0.484% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.223% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lee University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (53.2%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lee University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,370 students. The full-time enrollment at Lee University is 4,079 and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Lee University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 Lee University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lee University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,059

  2. Black or African American

    259

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    170

The enrolled student population at Lee University is 75.6% White, 4.82% Black or African American, 3.17% Hispanic or Latino, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.894% Asian, 0.484% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.223% 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, 489 students (9.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 173 more women than men received degrees from Lee University. The majority of degree recipients at Lee University are white (780 degrees awarded). There were 6.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (125 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lee University is Pastoral Studies & Counseling (94 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (73 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lee University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (214 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 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 Lee University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,004,599 people), Secondary school teachers (317,822 people), Education administrators (316,276 people), Other managers (248,066 people), and Postsecondary teachers (191,339 people).

The most specialized majors at Lee University are Theology (214 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Education (205 degrees), and Psychology (105 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 Lee University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lee University are Theology (214 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Education (205 degrees), and Psychology (105 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 Lee University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,061,941 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,977 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (314,422 people), Religious organizations (199,851 people), and Outpatient care centers (178,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Lee University are Theology (214 degrees awarded), Communications (99 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (12 degrees), Education (205 degrees), and Psychology (105 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lee University was Pastoral Studies & Counseling with 94 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 441

  2. 614

In 2017, 441 degrees were awarded to men at Lee University, which is 0.718 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (614).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Lee University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.66 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 60 degrees were awarded to women at Lee University in General Psychology, which is 4.62 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Lee University 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 54% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lee University is Female and Asian (100% 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, 1.99% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    780 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    125 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lee University is white (780 degrees awarded). There were 6.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (125 degrees).

11.8% of degree recipients (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    469 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    311 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lee University is white female (469 degrees awarded). There were 1.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (311 degrees).

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Operations

Lee University has an endowment valued at nearly $20.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.54M (7.47%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Lee University had a total salary expenditure of $68.8M. Lee University employs 56 Professors, 55 Associate professors, and 48 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lee University are Male Professors (43), Male Associate professors(38), and Male Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lee University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, Management, with 88 employees, and Service with 83 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.6M

2017 Endowment

5.54%

growth from 2016

Lee University has an endowment valued at about $20.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lee University grew 5.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.5M lower 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. $1.13M - Federal

  2. $48.5k - State

  3. $2.37k - Local

As of 2017, Lee University received $1.13M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $48.5k from state grants and contracts, and $2.37k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.7M

2017 Salaries

0.36%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Lee University paid a median of $29.7M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($68.8M) and a 0.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.1% growth from 2015 and a 10.6% 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

$12M

Instructional Salaries

181

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lee University paid a total of $12M to 181 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.5% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

56 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

112 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lee University were Professor with 56 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lee University were Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees; Management with 88 employees; and Service with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lee University was Male Professor with 43 employees, Male Associate professor with 38 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 29 employees.

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

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