Livingstone College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,917
2022 Average Net Price
$15,914
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
14.1%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
63.8%
4,074 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
839
97% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
24.6%
93 Graduates

About

Livingstone College is a higher education institution located in Rowan County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Livingstone College were General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees awarded), Social Work (18 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (17 degrees).

In 2022, 147 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Livingstone College. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (136 degrees), 45.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,917, which is $−12,413 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,917, which is $−12,413 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,914.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending Livingstone College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,917
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Livingstone College was $15,917. The cost of tuition at Livingstone College is $−12,413 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$15,914
2022 Value
4.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Livingstone College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,914. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Livingstone College grew by 4.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,028
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Livingstone College was of $5,028 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Livingstone College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.02% with respect to 2021, when 98% 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.
14.1%
2019 Default Rate
78
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Livingstone College was 14.1%, which represents 78 out of the 553 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Livingstone College received 4,074 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.9% annual growth. Out of those 4,074 applicants, 2,598 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.8% acceptance rate.

There were 839 students enrolled at Livingstone College in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Livingstone College has an overall enrollment yield of 8.35%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,598
Accepted Out of 4,074

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Livingstone College was 63.8% (2,598 admissions from 4,074 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 51.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.9%, while admissions grew by 32.9%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
36
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at Livingstone College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Livingstone College had a total enrollment of 839 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 814 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.7% Black or African American, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.67% White, 0.358% Hispanic or Latino, 0.238% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Asian.

Students enrolled at Livingstone College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (53.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (36.6%) and Two or More Races Male (2.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Livingstone College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 839 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 814 and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 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 Livingstone College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Livingstone College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    753 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    30 enrolled students
  3. White
    14 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College is 89.7% Black or African American, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.67% White, 0.358% Hispanic or Latino, 0.238% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 31 students (3.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 19 more women than men received degrees from Livingstone College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Livingstone College is black or african american (136 degrees awarded). There were 45.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Livingstone College is General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (18 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Livingstone College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Physicians (405,932 people), Other managers (196,745 people), Social workers, all other (184,004 people), Police officers (147,253 people), and Postsecondary teachers (142,536 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Biology (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Livingstone College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Biology (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Livingstone College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (574,263 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (377,962 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (369,066 people), Elementary & secondary schools (366,162 people), and Offices of physicians (212,180 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (17 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (18 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Biology (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Livingstone College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Livingstone College was General Business Administration & Management with 20 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

64
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
83
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College, which is 0.771 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (83).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 7.5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College in Social Work, which is 8 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Livingstone College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Livingstone College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 17.2% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    136 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Livingstone College is black or african american (136 degrees awarded). There were 45.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (3 degrees).

2.04% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    78 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Livingstone College is black or african american female (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (58 degrees).

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Operations

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at nearly $6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 81k (1.35%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Livingstone College had a total salary expenditure of 34.3M. Livingstone College employs 23 Assistant professors, 16 Instructors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Livingstone College are Female Assistant professor (12), Male Assistant professor (11), and Male Instructor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

Endowment

$6M
2022 Endowment
3.27%
decline from 2021

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at about $6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Livingstone College declined 3.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.3M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.4M
2022 Salaries
13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Livingstone College paid a median of $12.4M in salaries, which represents 36.1% of their overall expenditure ($34.3M) and a 13% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.39M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2022, Livingstone College paid a total of $3.39M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
37 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Livingstone College were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Instructor with 16 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Livingstone College was Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, Male Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Male Instructor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Livingstone College.

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