Lander University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,700
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,541
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.33%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
57%
5,627 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,513
91.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
48.8%
270 Graduates

About

Lander University is a higher education institution located in Greenwood County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lander University were General Business Administration & Management (131 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (51 degrees), and General Psychology (44 degrees).

In 2020, 531 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lander University. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (353 degrees), 2.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $−17,700 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $−17,700 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,541.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,700
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lander University was $10,700. The cost of tuition at Lander University is $−17,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$15,541
2020 Value
19.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lander University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,541. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lander University grew by 19.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,400
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lander University was of $9,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Lander University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 84% 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.
9.33%
2018 Default Rate
70
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lander University was 9.33%, which represents 70 out of the 750 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lander University received 5,627 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.55% annual decline. Out of those 5,627 applicants, 3,209 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57% acceptance rate.

There were 3,513 students enrolled at Lander University in 2020, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lander University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,209
Accepted Out of 5,627

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lander University was 57% (3,209 admissions from 5,627 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 43.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.55%, while admissions grew by 28.8%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
567
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Lander University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lander University has a total enrollment of 3,513 students. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 3,201 students and the part-time enrollment is 312. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lander University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.9% White, 24.5% Black or African American, 4.47% Two or More Races, 2.28% Hispanic or Latino, 0.854% Asian, 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lander University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Black or African American Female (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Black or African American Female (19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lander University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,513 students. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 3,201 and the part-time enrollment is 312. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 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 Lander University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Lander University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,280
  2. Black or African American
    862
  3. Two or More Races
    157

The enrolled student population at Lander University is 64.9% White, 24.5% Black or African American, 4.47% Two or More Races, 2.28% Hispanic or Latino, 0.854% Asian, 0.455% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 63 students (1.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 197 more women than men received degrees from Lander University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lander University is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lander University is General Business Administration & Management (131 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (51 degrees) and General Psychology (44 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lander University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Psychology (44 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 Lander University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,649,166 people), Secondary school teachers (607,965 people), Education administrators (343,970 people), Other managers (267,774 people), and Postsecondary teachers (246,500 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University are History (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), Education (72 degrees), and English (12 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 Lander University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lander University are History (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), Education (72 degrees), and English (12 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 Lander University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,267,645 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (566,155 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (327,769 people), Outpatient care centers (215,055 people), and Legal services (196,118 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University are History (13 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Psychology (44 degrees), Education (72 degrees), and English (12 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 Lander University.
Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lander University was General Business Administration & Management with 131 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

167
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
364
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 167 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University, which is 0.459 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (364).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.784 times less than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 74 degrees were awarded to women at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% of students graduating from Lander University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 Sex

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 Lander University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 3.33% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    353 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    122 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lander University is white (353 degrees awarded). There were 2.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

2.26% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    236 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    117 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lander University is white female (236 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (117 degrees).

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Operations

Lander University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $316k (1.84%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Lander University had a total salary expenditure of $68M. Lander University employs 54 Assistant professors, 32 Lecturers, and 31 Associate professors. Most academics at Lander University are Female Assistant professors (30), Female Lecturers(24), and Male Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 75 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 57 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.1M
2020 Endowment
10.9%
decline from 2019

Lander University has an endowment valued at about $17.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lander University declined 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.7M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $371k - Federal
  2. $9.96M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lander University received $371k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.96M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$27.3M
2020 Salaries
9.98%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lander University paid a median of $27.3M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($68M) and a 9.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.97% growth from 2018 and a 2.62% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.78M
Instructional Salaries
147
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lander University paid a total of $8.78M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lander University were Assistant professor with 54 employees; Lecturer with 32 employees; and Lecturer with 31 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees; Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 57 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lander University was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Female Lecturer with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Lander University.

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