Lawrence University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,801
2.82% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$28,180
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.1%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
61.4%
3,612 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,467
97.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
79.6%
257 Graduates

About

Lawrence University is a higher education institution located in Outagamie County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lawrence University were General Music Performance (43 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (37 degrees), and General Psychology (34 degrees).

In 2017, 419 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lawrence University. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (304 degrees), 13.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lawrence University is $45,801, which is $20,607 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lawrence University is $45,801, which is $20,607 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,180.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,801
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lawrence University was $45,801. The cost of tuition at Lawrence University is $20,607 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$28,180
2017 Value
3.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lawrence University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,180. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lawrence University grew by 3.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,528
Room and Board
$900
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lawrence University was of $9,528 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 10.1% 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

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Lawrence University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.04% with respect to 2016, when 96% 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.
1.1%
2016 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lawrence University was 1.1%, which represents 3 out of the 273 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

Lawrence University received 3,612 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.922% annual growth. Out of those 3,612 applicants, 2,216 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,467 students enrolled at Lawrence University in 2017, and 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lawrence University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,216
Accepted Out of 3,612

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lawrence University was 61.4% (2,216 admissions from 3,612 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.922%, while admissions declined by -1.69%.

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage
99
Scores Submitted

28% of enrolled first-time students at Lawrence University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lawrence University has a total enrollment of 1,467 students. The full-time enrollment at Lawrence University is 1,434 students and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Lawrence University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lawrence University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 8.79% Hispanic or Latino, 5.25% Asian, 4.84% Black or African American, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0682% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lawrence University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.4%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lawrence University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,467 students. The full-time enrollment at Lawrence University is 1,434 and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Lawrence University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
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 Lawrence University was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Lawrence University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    938
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    129
  3. Asian
    77

The enrolled student population at Lawrence University is 63.9% White, 8.79% Hispanic or Latino, 5.25% Asian, 4.84% Black or African American, 3.54% Two or More Races, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0682% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 15 students (1.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 37 more women than men received degrees from Lawrence University. The majority of degree recipients at Lawrence University are white (304 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lawrence University is General Music Performance (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (37 degrees) and General Psychology (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lawrence University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (11 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 Lawrence University are Elementary & middle school teachers (223,433 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (154,652 people), Other managers (140,051 people), Postsecondary teachers (135,884 people), and Graphic designers (91,940 people).

The most specialized majors at Lawrence University are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (97 degrees), and History (21 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 Lawrence University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lawrence University are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (97 degrees), and History (21 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 Lawrence University are Elementary & secondary schools (402,063 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (267,898 people), Legal services (127,892 people), Computer Systems Design (111,316 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (104,157 people).

The most specialized majors at Lawrence University are Language & Linguistics (31 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (11 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (97 degrees), and History (21 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 Lawrence University.
Most Common
  1. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lawrence University was General Music Performance with 43 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 191
  2. 228

In 2017, 191 degrees were awarded to men at Lawrence University, which is 0.838 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (228).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Lawrence University in General Economics, which is 4.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Lawrence University in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.29 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% of students graduating from Lawrence University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lawrence University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.389% 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
    304 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lawrence University is white (304 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (23 degrees).

0.239% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    163 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lawrence University is white female (163 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (141 degrees).

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Operations

Lawrence University has an endowment valued at nearly $318M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $36.9M (11.6%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Lawrence University had a total salary expenditure of $68.9M. Lawrence University employs 76 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 33 Professors. Most academics at Lawrence University are Male Associate professors (48), Female Associate professors(28), and Male Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lawrence University are: Service, with 60 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$318M
2017 Endowment
12.3%
growth from 2016

Lawrence University has an endowment valued at about $318M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lawrence University grew 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $281M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $659k - Federal
  2. $41.5k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lawrence University received $659k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $41.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29M
2017 Salaries
3.94%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Lawrence University paid a median of $29M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($68.9M) and a 3.94% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.01% growth from 2015 and a 3.94% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.4M
Instructional Salaries
173
Number of Employees

In 2017, Lawrence University paid a total of $12.4M to 173 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lawrence University were Associate professor with 76 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 33 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lawrence University were Service with 60 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lawrence University was Male Associate professor with 48 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Male Professor with 23 employees.

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

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