Lincoln Memorial University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$20,520

2.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,276

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.26%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

50.2%

1,484 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,254

79.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.8%

159 Graduates

About

Lincoln Memorial University is a higher education institution located in Claiborne County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lincoln Memorial University were Registered Nursing (110 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (27 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (23 degrees).

In 2016, 1,219 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lincoln Memorial University. 67.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (964 degrees), 8.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (112 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $20,520, which is $360 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $20,520, which is $360 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,276.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,520

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University was $20,520. The cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $360 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$16,276

2016 Value

3.07%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lincoln Memorial University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,276. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lincoln Memorial University grew by 3.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,267

Room and Board

$1,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lincoln Memorial University was of $7,267 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.13% 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

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Lincoln Memorial University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.11% with respect to 2015, when 90% 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.

4.26%

2015 Default Rate

54

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lincoln Memorial University was 4.26%, which represents 54 out of the 1268 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lincoln Memorial University received 1,484 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 35.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,484 applicants, 745 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.2% acceptance rate.

There were 4,254 students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in 2016, and 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lincoln Memorial University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

745

Accepted Out of 1,484

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lincoln Memorial University was 50.2% (745 admissions from 1,484 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -35.6%, while admissions declined by -56.6%.

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SAT Scores

20%

Submission Percentage

59

Scores Submitted

20% of enrolled first-time students at Lincoln Memorial University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lincoln Memorial University has a total enrollment of 4,254 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 3,374 students and the part-time enrollment is 880. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.5% White, 5.64% Asian, 4.8% Black or African American, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.799% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.329% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57.5%), followed by White Male (26%) and Black or African American Female (2.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.9%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Asian Male (4.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,254 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 3,374 and the part-time enrollment is 880. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Lincoln Memorial University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lincoln Memorial University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,169

  2. Asian

    240

  3. Black or African American

    204

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University is 74.5% White, 5.64% Asian, 4.8% Black or African American, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, 0.799% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.329% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 435 students (10.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 425 more women than men received degrees from Lincoln Memorial University. The majority of degree recipients at Lincoln Memorial University are white (964 degrees awarded). There were 8.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (112 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University is Registered Nursing (110 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (27 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lincoln Memorial University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (293 degrees awarded), Biology (114 degrees), and Health (610 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 Lincoln Memorial University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,951,894 people), Registered nurses (1,347,346 people), Physicians & surgeons (509,517 people), Secondary school teachers (336,650 people), and Education administrators (282,524 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Education (293 degrees awarded), Biology (114 degrees), Health (610 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), and Legal (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 Lincoln Memorial University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Education (293 degrees awarded), Biology (114 degrees), Health (610 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), and Legal (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 Lincoln Memorial University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,990,172 people), Hospitals (1,963,676 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (519,850 people), Offices of physicians (337,883 people), and Outpatient care centers (311,042 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Education (293 degrees awarded), Biology (114 degrees), Health (610 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (27 degrees), and Legal (18 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 110 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University was Registered Nursing with 110 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 397

  2. 822

In 2016, 397 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University, which is 0.483 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (822).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University in Osteopathic Medicine, which is 1.22 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 272 degrees were awarded to women at Lincoln Memorial University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.33 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

40%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 15% of students graduating from Lincoln Memorial University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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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 Lincoln Memorial University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 17% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    964 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    112 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lincoln Memorial University is white (964 degrees awarded). There were 8.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (112 degrees).

9.19% of degree recipients (112 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    655 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    309 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lincoln Memorial University is white female (655 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (309 degrees).

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Operations

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $343k (0.988%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Lincoln Memorial University had a total expenditure of $84.8M. Of that $84.8M, they spent $41.2M on salaries and $84.8M on benefits.

Lincoln Memorial University employs 68 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 16 No academic ranks. Most academics at Lincoln Memorial University are Male Assistant professors (41), Female Assistant professors(27), and Male Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University are: Management, with 96 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, and Service with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.7M

2015 Endowment

1.53%

growth from 2014

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at about $34.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lincoln Memorial University grew 1.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.82M higher 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.07M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lincoln Memorial University received $1.07M 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

Primary Expenses

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$41.2M

Salary Expenditure

$84.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lincoln Memorial University had a total expenditure of $84.8M. Of that $84.8M, they spent $41.2M on salaries and $84.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$41.2M

2015 Salaries

9.81%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Lincoln Memorial University paid a median of $41.2M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($84.8M) and a 9.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.35% growth from 2013 and a 20.1% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.03M

Instructional Salaries

106

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lincoln Memorial University paid a total of $6.03M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

68 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

96 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Assistant professor with 68 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Management with 96 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees; and Service with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University was Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 15 employees.

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

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