Lipscomb University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,556

3.95% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$25,050

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.78%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

60.4%

3,581 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,642

90.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

59.2%

370 Graduates

About

Lipscomb University is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lipscomb University were Registered Nursing (78 degrees awarded), General Psychology (48 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (33 degrees).

In 2017, 1,438 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lipscomb University. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,121 degrees), 8.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (127 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lipscomb University is $28,556, which is $2,056 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lipscomb University is $28,556, which is $2,056 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,050.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,556

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lipscomb University was $28,556. The cost of tuition at Lipscomb University is $2,056 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$25,050

2017 Value

6.93%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lipscomb University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,050. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lipscomb University grew by 6.93%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,760

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lipscomb University was of $10,760 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 6.21% 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

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Lipscomb University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.19% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

2.78%

2016 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lipscomb University was 2.78%, which represents 32 out of the 1153 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

Lipscomb University received 3,581 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.38% annual growth. Out of those 3,581 applicants, 2,164 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,642 students enrolled at Lipscomb University in 2017, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lipscomb University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,164

Accepted Out of 3,581

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lipscomb University was 60.4% (2,164 admissions from 3,581 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.38%, while admissions grew by 2.66%.

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SAT Scores

22%

Submission Percentage

143

Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Lipscomb University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lipscomb University has a total enrollment of 4,642 students. The full-time enrollment at Lipscomb University is 4,214 students and the part-time enrollment is 428. This means that 90.8% of students enrolled at Lipscomb University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lipscomb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.6% White, 9.54% Black or African American, 5.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0431% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lipscomb University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.9%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (25%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lipscomb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,642 students. The full-time enrollment at Lipscomb University is 4,214 and the part-time enrollment is 428. This means that 90.8% of students enrolled at Lipscomb University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Lipscomb University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Lipscomb University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,462

  2. Black or African American

    443

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    271

The enrolled student population at Lipscomb University is 74.6% White, 9.54% Black or African American, 5.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 2.52% Two or More Races, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0431% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 70 students (1.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 394 more women than men received degrees from Lipscomb University. The majority of degree recipients at Lipscomb University are white (1,121 degrees awarded). There were 8.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (127 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lipscomb University is Registered Nursing (78 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (48 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lipscomb University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Education (290 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 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 Lipscomb University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,976,310 people), Secondary school teachers (315,264 people), Education administrators (295,875 people), Other managers (178,402 people), and Postsecondary teachers (174,524 people).

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Education (290 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Psychology (111 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (59 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 Lipscomb University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Education (290 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Psychology (111 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (59 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 Lipscomb University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,004,400 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (395,984 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (338,457 people), Religious organizations (184,436 people), and Outpatient care centers (181,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University are Theology (43 degrees awarded), Education (290 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), Psychology (111 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (59 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 Lipscomb University.

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lipscomb University was Registered Nursing with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 522

  2. 916

In 2017, 522 degrees were awarded to men at Lipscomb University, which is 0.57 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (916).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Lipscomb University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 87 degrees were awarded to women at Lipscomb University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 3.63 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

55%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 40% of students graduating from Lipscomb University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lipscomb University is Female and Two or More Races (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.541% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,121 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    127 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lipscomb University is white (1,121 degrees awarded). There were 8.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (127 degrees).

1.95% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    710 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    411 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lipscomb University is white female (710 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (411 degrees).

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Operations

Lipscomb University has an endowment valued at nearly $79M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.8M (13.7%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Lipscomb University had a total salary expenditure of $141M. Lipscomb University employs 80 Assistant professors, 65 Professors, and 52 Associate professors. Most academics at Lipscomb University are Male Professors (53), Female Assistant professors(42), and Male Assistant professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lipscomb University are: Service, with 127 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 113 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79M

2017 Endowment

14.9%

growth from 2016

Lipscomb University has an endowment valued at about $79M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lipscomb University grew 14.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $207M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $418k - Federal

  2. $1.05M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lipscomb University received $418k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.05M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$62.9M

2017 Salaries

4.94%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Lipscomb University paid a median of $62.9M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($141M) and a 4.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.24% decline from 2015 and a 9.6% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.6M

Instructional Salaries

214

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lipscomb University paid a total of $17.6M to 214 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

80 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

127 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lipscomb University were Assistant professor with 80 employees; Professor with 65 employees; and Professor with 52 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lipscomb University were Service with 127 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 113 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lipscomb University was Male Professor with 53 employees, Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 38 employees.

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

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