Longwood University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,620
3.67% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,227
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.28%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
91.8%
4,873 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
5,074
80.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
68.3%
718 Graduates

About

Longwood University is a higher education institution located in Prince Edward County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Longwood University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (136 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (135 degrees), and General Psychology (112 degrees).

In 2017, 1,164 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Longwood University. 70.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (916 degrees), 8.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Longwood University is $7,620, which is $-13,113 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Longwood University is $7,620, which is $-13,113 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,227.

In 2017, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,620
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Longwood University was $7,620. The cost of tuition at Longwood University is $-13,113 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,227
2017 Value
3.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Longwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,227. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Longwood University grew by 3.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,944
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Longwood University was of $9,944 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.81% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Longwood University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.92% with respect to 2016, when 51% 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.
4.28%
2016 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Longwood University was 4.28%, which represents 41 out of the 958 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

Longwood University received 4,873 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.74% annual decline. Out of those 4,873 applicants, 4,475 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.8% acceptance rate.

There were 5,074 students enrolled at Longwood University in 2017, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Longwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
4,475
Accepted Out of 4,873

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Longwood University was 91.8% (4,475 admissions from 4,873 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.74%, while admissions grew by 14.6%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
983
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at Longwood University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Longwood University has a total enrollment of 5,074 students. The full-time enrollment at Longwood University is 4,102 students and the part-time enrollment is 972. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Longwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Longwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.2% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 4.99% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Longwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (49.9%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (6.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (76.9%), followed by White Male (9.09%) and Black or African American Male (4.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Longwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,074 students. The full-time enrollment at Longwood University is 4,102 and the part-time enrollment is 972. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Longwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Longwood University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Longwood University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,764
  2. Black or African American
    522
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    253

The enrolled student population at Longwood University is 74.2% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 4.99% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 186 students (3.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 480 more women than men received degrees from Longwood University. The majority of degree recipients at Longwood University are white (916 degrees awarded). There were 8.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Longwood University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (136 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (135 degrees) and General Psychology (112 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Longwood University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), History (30 degrees), and Psychology (112 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 Longwood University are Elementary & middle school teachers (355,995 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (214,979 people), Other managers (209,421 people), Postsecondary teachers (167,687 people), and Education administrators (118,913 people).

The most specialized majors at Longwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), History (30 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and English (30 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 Longwood University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Longwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), History (30 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and English (30 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 Longwood University are Elementary & secondary schools (732,345 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,439 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (273,536 people), Legal services (183,422 people), and Outpatient care centers (171,613 people).

The most specialized majors at Longwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees awarded), History (30 degrees), Psychology (112 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (16 degrees), and English (30 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 Longwood University.
Most Common
  1. 136 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 135 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 112 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Longwood University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 136 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 342
  2. 822

In 2017, 342 degrees were awarded to men at Longwood University, which is 0.416 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (822).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Longwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 60 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 128 degrees were awarded to women at Longwood University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 16 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from Longwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Longwood University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 2.65% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    916 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Longwood University is white (916 degrees awarded). There were 8.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

2.58% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    661 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    255 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Longwood University is white female (661 degrees awarded). There were 2.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (255 degrees).

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Operations

Longwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $75.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $384k (0.506%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Longwood University had a total salary expenditure of $151M. Longwood University employs 90 Assistant professors, 69 Associate professors, and 53 Professors. Most academics at Longwood University are Female Assistant professors (50), Male Assistant professors(40), and Male Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Longwood University are: Management, with 108 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 96 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$75.9M
2017 Endowment
46.5%
growth from 2016

Longwood University has an endowment valued at about $75.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Longwood University grew 46.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $42.8M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.77M - Federal
  2. $1.34M - State
  3. $103k - Local

As of 2017, Longwood University received $1.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.34M from state grants and contracts, and $103k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$50M
2017 Salaries
2.17%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Longwood University paid a median of $50M in salaries, which represents 33.1% of their overall expenditure ($151M) and a 2.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.68% growth from 2015 and a 1.62% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18M
Instructional Salaries
261
Number of Employees

In 2017, Longwood University paid a total of $18M to 261 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
90 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
108 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Longwood University were Assistant professor with 90 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 53 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Longwood University were Management with 108 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 65 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Longwood University was Female Assistant professor with 50 employees, Male Assistant professor with 40 employees, and Male Associate professor with 35 employees.

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

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