Lewis & Clark College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$46,534

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$35,849

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.14%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

55%

7,796 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,419

88.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

78.8%

387 Graduates

About

Lewis & Clark College is a higher education institution located in Multnomah County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lewis & Clark College were General Psychology (67 degrees awarded), Sociology & Anthropology (46 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (41 degrees).

In 2016, 950 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lewis & Clark College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (628 degrees), 7.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis & Clark College is $46,534, which is $22,119 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis & Clark College is $46,534, which is $22,119 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,849.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,534

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lewis & Clark College was $46,534. The cost of tuition at Lewis & Clark College is $22,119 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$35,849

2016 Value

5.32%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lewis & Clark College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,849. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lewis & Clark College grew by 5.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,218

Room and Board

$1,050

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lewis & Clark College was of $11,218 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 2.86% 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

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Lewis & Clark College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 11.3% with respect to 2015, when 80% 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.

2.14%

2015 Default Rate

17

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lewis & Clark College was 2.14%, which represents 17 out of the 796 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

Lewis & Clark College received 7,796 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.81% annual growth. Out of those 7,796 applicants, 4,284 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55% acceptance rate.

There were 3,419 students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in 2016, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lewis & Clark College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,284

Accepted Out of 7,796

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lewis & Clark College was 55% (4,284 admissions from 7,796 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.81%, while admissions declined by -7.45%.

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SAT Scores

47%

Submission Percentage

236

Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at Lewis & Clark College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lewis & Clark College has a total enrollment of 3,419 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis & Clark College is 3,016 students and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lewis & Clark College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.5% White, 8.92% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.28% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.38% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lewis & Clark College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,419 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis & Clark College is 3,016 and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 88.2% of students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Lewis & Clark College was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Lewis & Clark College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,240

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    305

  3. Asian

    177

The enrolled student population at Lewis & Clark College is 65.5% White, 8.92% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Asian, 3.51% Two or More Races, 2.28% Black or African American, 1.05% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.38% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 253 students (7.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 244 more women than men received degrees from Lewis & Clark College. The majority of degree recipients at Lewis & Clark College are white (628 degrees awarded). There were 7.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lewis & Clark College is General Psychology (67 degrees awarded), followed by Sociology & Anthropology (46 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lewis & Clark College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (202 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 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 Lewis & Clark College are Elementary & middle school teachers (133,112 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (132,986 people), Miscellaneous managers (107,567 people), Postsecondary teachers (88,312 people), and Clergy (48,052 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis & Clark College are Legal (202 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lewis & Clark College are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Lewis & Clark College are Legal (202 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 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 Lewis & Clark College are Elementary & secondary schools (236,154 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (169,807 people), Legal services (123,106 people), Hospitals (65,428 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (60,775 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis & Clark College are Legal (202 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (39 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (18 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 Lewis & Clark College.

Most Common

  1. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lewis & Clark College was General Psychology with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 353

  2. 597

In 2016, 353 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis & Clark College, which is 0.591 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (597).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis & Clark College in Law, which is 1.09 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 86 degrees were awarded to women at Lewis & Clark College in Law, which is 0.915 times less than the 94 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 71% of students graduating from Lewis & Clark College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lewis & Clark College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 15% of graduates (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    628 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lewis & Clark College is white (628 degrees awarded). There were 7.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

8.21% of degree recipients (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    400 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    228 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lewis & Clark College is white female (400 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (228 degrees).

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Operations

Lewis & Clark College has an endowment valued at nearly $225M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.7M (2.53%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Lewis & Clark College had a total expenditure of $121M. Of that $121M, they spent $55.3M on salaries and $121M on benefits.

Lewis & Clark College employs 78 Associate professors, 59 Professors, and 59 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lewis & Clark College are Female Assistant professors (42), Male Professors(39), and Male Associate professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis & Clark College are: Management, with 85 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 71 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$225M

2015 Endowment

0.259%

growth from 2014

Lewis & Clark College has an endowment valued at about $225M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lewis & Clark College grew 0.259% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $191M 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. $2.39M - Federal

  2. $288k - State

  3. $151k - Local

As of 2015, Lewis & Clark College received $2.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $288k from state grants and contracts, and $151k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$55.3M

Salary Expenditure

$121M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lewis & Clark College had a total expenditure of $121M. Of that $121M, they spent $55.3M on salaries and $121M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Lewis & Clark College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$55.3M

2015 Salaries

1.01%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Lewis & Clark College paid a median of $55.3M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 1.01% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.42% growth from 2013 and a 5.53% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.6M

Instructional Salaries

227

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lewis & Clark College paid a total of $19.6M to 227 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

78 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

85 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lewis & Clark College were Associate professor with 78 employees; Professor with 59 employees; and Professor with 59 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis & Clark College were Management with 85 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 71 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lewis & Clark College was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Male Professor with 39 employees, and Male Associate professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lewis & Clark College.

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