LaGrange College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,160

3.49% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$19,262

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

57.7%

1,568 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,026

92% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

47.4%

82 Graduates

About

LaGrange College is a higher education institution located in Troup County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at LaGrange College were Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (15 degrees).

In 2016, 236 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at LaGrange College. 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (171 degrees), 3.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at LaGrange College is $28,160, which is $3,745 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at LaGrange College is $28,160, which is $3,745 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,262.

In 2016, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,160

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at LaGrange College was $28,160. The cost of tuition at LaGrange College is $3,745 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$19,262

2016 Value

5.75%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 LaGrange College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,262. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of LaGrange College grew by 5.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,890

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at LaGrange College was of $11,890 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.66% 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

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at LaGrange College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.02% with respect to 2015, when 99% 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.

10.3%

2015 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at LaGrange College was 10.3%, which represents 41 out of the 397 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

LaGrange College received 1,568 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.48% annual growth. Out of those 1,568 applicants, 905 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,026 students enrolled at LaGrange College in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

LaGrange College has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

905

Accepted Out of 1,568

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of LaGrange College was 57.7% (905 admissions from 1,568 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 57.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.48%, while admissions grew by 3.31%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

138

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at LaGrange College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

LaGrange College has a total enrollment of 1,026 students. The full-time enrollment at LaGrange College is 944 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 92% of students enrolled at LaGrange College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at LaGrange College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.4% White, 23.5% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.46% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% Asian, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at LaGrange College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (34.2%) and Black or African American Male (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.6%) and White Male (15.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at LaGrange College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,026 students. The full-time enrollment at LaGrange College is 944 and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 92% of students enrolled at LaGrange College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

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 LaGrange College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), LaGrange College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    722

  2. Black or African American

    241

  3. Two or More Races

    23

The enrolled student population at LaGrange College is 70.4% White, 23.5% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 1.46% Hispanic or Latino, 1.17% Asian, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 90 more women than men received degrees from LaGrange College. The majority of degree recipients at LaGrange College are white (171 degrees awarded). There were 3.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at LaGrange College is Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at LaGrange College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 LaGrange College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,002,294 people), Secondary school teachers (356,374 people), Education administrators (290,850 people), Miscellaneous managers (221,894 people), and Postsecondary teachers (201,470 people).

The most specialized majors at LaGrange College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (21 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 LaGrange College are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at LaGrange College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (21 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 LaGrange College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,972,391 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,846 people), Hospitals (226,659 people), Legal services (132,122 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (131,125 people).

The most specialized majors at LaGrange College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (4 degrees awarded), Education (67 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), History (7 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (21 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 LaGrange College.

Most Common

  1. 34 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at LaGrange College was Registered Nursing with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 73

  2. 163

In 2016, 73 degrees were awarded to men at LaGrange College, which is 0.448 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (163).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 11 degrees were awarded to men at LaGrange College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 0.333 times less than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 33 degrees were awarded to women at LaGrange College in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 3 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 44% of students graduating from LaGrange College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at LaGrange College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    171 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at LaGrange College is white (171 degrees awarded). There were 3.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

0.847% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    114 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    57 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at LaGrange College is white female (114 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (57 degrees).

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Operations

LaGrange College has an endowment valued at nearly $51.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $855k (1.65%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, LaGrange College had a total expenditure of $29.2M. Of that $29.2M, they spent $10.5M on salaries and $29.2M on benefits.

LaGrange College employs 29 Assistant professors, 27 Professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at LaGrange College are Male Professors (16), Male Assistant professors(15), and Female Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at LaGrange College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 31 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Management with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$51.8M

2015 Endowment

7.83%

decline from 2014

LaGrange College has an endowment valued at about $51.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of LaGrange College declined 7.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.1M higher 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: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, LaGrange College received $0 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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$10.5M

Salary Expenditure

$29.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, LaGrange College had a total expenditure of $29.2M. Of that $29.2M, they spent $10.5M on salaries and $29.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at LaGrange College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.5M

2015 Salaries

0.987%

decline from 2014

In 2015, LaGrange College paid a median of $10.5M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($29.2M) and a 0.987% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.65% growth from 2013 and a 4.86% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.53M

Instructional Salaries

76

Number of Employees

In 2015, LaGrange College paid a total of $4.53M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at LaGrange College were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at LaGrange College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 31 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Management with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at LaGrange College was Male Professor with 16 employees, Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at LaGrange College.

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