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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
6.46% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
35,627 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
48.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,737 Graduates

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The median tuition at Liberty University is $15,105, which is $17,105 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,794.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Liberty University received 35,627 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 27.2% annual decline. Out of those 35,627 applicants, 8,687 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 24.4% acceptance rate.

There were 75,756 students enrolled at Liberty University in 2016, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Liberty University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Liberty University has a total enrollment of 75,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Liberty University is 36,555 students and the part-time enrollment is 39,201. This means that 48.3% of students enrolled at Liberty University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Liberty University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.3% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 1.93% Two or More Races, 1.17% Asian, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Liberty University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (11%), followed by White Male (8.28%) and Black or African American Female (1.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.95%), followed by White Male (2.4%) and Black or African American Female (1.55%).

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In 2016, 3,809 more women than men graduated from Liberty University. The majority of students graduating from Liberty University are White. These 10,033 graduates mean that there were 2.43 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 4,122 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Liberty University is General Psychology with 1,495 graduates, followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 1,087 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 1,044 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Liberty University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Philosophy and Religious Studies, with 1,225 graduates, followed by Theology with 2,286 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 2,023 graduates.


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Liberty University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.05B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $290,644 (0.03%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Liberty University had a total expenditure of $591M. Of that $591M, they spent $249M on salaries and $54.5M on benefits.

Liberty University employs 931 Assistant professors, 429 Instructors, and 194 Associate professors. Most academics at Liberty University are Male Assistant professors (540), Female Assistant professors (391), and Male Instructors (235).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Liberty University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 1,154 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 568 employees, and Service with 494 employees.



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