Lancaster Bible College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,162
6.69% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,402
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.27%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
96%
276 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,172
48.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
55%
71 Graduates

About

Lancaster Bible College is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lancaster Bible College were Biblical Studies (127 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (35 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees).

In 2019, 445 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lancaster Bible College. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (174 degrees), 1.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lancaster Bible College is $25,162, which is $10,662 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lancaster Bible College is $25,162, which is $10,662 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,402.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,162
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lancaster Bible College was $25,162. The cost of tuition at Lancaster Bible College is $10,662 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$22,402
2019 Value
5.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lancaster Bible College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,402. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lancaster Bible College grew by 5.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,875
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lancaster Bible College was of $7,875 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Lancaster Bible College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 11.8% with respect to 2018, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.27%
2017 Default Rate
42
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lancaster Bible College was 8.27%, which represents 42 out of the 508 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lancaster Bible College received 276 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 37.6% annual decline. Out of those 276 applicants, 265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96% acceptance rate.

There were 2,172 students enrolled at Lancaster Bible College in 2019, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lancaster Bible College has an overall enrollment yield of 64.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
265
Accepted Out of 276

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lancaster Bible College was 96% (265 admissions from 276 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 63.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -37.6%, while admissions declined by -5.69%.

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SAT Scores

84%
Submission Percentage
144
Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Lancaster Bible College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lancaster Bible College has a total enrollment of 2,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Lancaster Bible College is 1,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,118. This means that 48.5% of students enrolled at Lancaster Bible College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lancaster Bible College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.9% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 18% Two or More Races, 4.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Asian, 0.046% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lancaster Bible College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.8%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Two or More Races Female (7.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (23.3%), followed by White Male (20%) and Two or More Races Male (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lancaster Bible College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,172 students. The full-time enrollment at Lancaster Bible College is 1,054 and the part-time enrollment is 1,118. This means that 48.5% of students enrolled at Lancaster Bible College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 Lancaster Bible College was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Lancaster Bible College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,018
  2. Black or African American
    402
  3. Two or More Races
    390

The enrolled student population at Lancaster Bible College is 46.9% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 18% Two or More Races, 4.14% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Asian, 0.046% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% 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, 233 students (10.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 21 more women than men received degrees from Lancaster Bible College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lancaster Bible College is white (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 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 Lancaster Bible College is Biblical Studies (127 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (35 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lancaster Bible College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (245 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (26 degrees), and Psychology (28 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 Lancaster Bible College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,549,971 people), Secondary school teachers (512,152 people), Education administrators (303,100 people), Social workers, all other (274,963 people), and Special education teachers (229,157 people).

The most specialized majors at Lancaster Bible College are Theology (245 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (26 degrees), Psychology (28 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 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 Lancaster Bible College are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Lancaster Bible College are Theology (245 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (26 degrees), Psychology (28 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 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 Lancaster Bible College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,029,369 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,265 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (325,594 people), Individual & family services (255,763 people), and Outpatient care centers (247,303 people).

The most specialized majors at Lancaster Bible College are Theology (245 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (26 degrees), Psychology (28 degrees), Education (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (8 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 Lancaster Bible College.
Most Common
  1. 127 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lancaster Bible College was Biblical Studies with 127 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

212
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
233
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 212 degrees were awarded to men at Lancaster Bible College, which is 0.91 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (233).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Lancaster Bible College in Biblical Studies, which is 0.883 times less than the 94 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 94 degrees were awarded to women at Lancaster Bible College in Biblical Studies, which is 1.13 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 45% of students graduating from Lancaster Bible 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 53% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lancaster Bible College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.41% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    174 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lancaster Bible College is white (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (108 degrees).

18.4% of degree recipients (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    96 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    78 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lancaster Bible College is white female (96 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (78 degrees).

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Operations

Lancaster Bible College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $805k (5.64%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Lancaster Bible College had a total salary expenditure of $31.9M. Lancaster Bible College employs 43 Assistant professors, 28 Professors, and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at Lancaster Bible College are Male Professors (26), Male Assistant professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lancaster Bible College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.3M
2019 Endowment
2.69%
growth from 2018

Lancaster Bible College has an endowment valued at about $14.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lancaster Bible College grew 2.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.18M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $100k - Federal
  2. $188k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lancaster Bible College received $100k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $188k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.7M
2019 Salaries
21.3%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lancaster Bible College paid a median of $15.7M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($31.9M) and a 21.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.06% decline from 2017 and a 5.08% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.91M
Instructional Salaries
76
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lancaster Bible College paid a total of $4.91M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lancaster Bible College were Assistant professor with 43 employees; Professor with 28 employees; and Professor with 5 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lancaster Bible College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 21 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lancaster Bible College was Male Professor with 26 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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