Lander University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,700

7.19% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,682

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.69%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

61.8%

2,884 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,772

92% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.9%

294 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 (103 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (52 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (47 degrees).

In 2016, 461 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lander University. 67.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (281 degrees), 2.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $-13,715 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $-13,715 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,682.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,700

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lander University was $10,700. The cost of tuition at Lander University is $-13,715 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$13,682

2016 Value

4.94%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lander University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,682. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lander University grew by 4.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,300

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lander University was of $8,300 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.75% 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

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Lander University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.25% with respect to 2015, when 80% 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.

7.69%

2015 Default Rate

68

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lander University was 7.69%, which represents 68 out of the 884 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

Lander University received 2,884 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,884 applicants, 1,781 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,772 students enrolled at Lander University in 2016, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lander University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,781

Accepted Out of 2,884

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lander University was 61.8% (1,781 admissions from 2,884 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 62%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.3%, while admissions grew by 9.94%.

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SAT Scores

41%

Submission Percentage

247

Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Lander University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lander University has a total enrollment of 2,772 students. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 2,551 students and the part-time enrollment is 221. This means that 92% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lander University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.5% White, 28.2% Black or African American, 2.2% Two or More Races, 1.52% Hispanic or Latino, 0.433% Asian, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0722% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lander University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.5%) and White Male (17.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lander University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,772 students. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 2,551 and the part-time enrollment is 221. This means that 92% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Lander University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Lander University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,649

  2. Black or African American

    782

  3. Two or More Races

    61

The enrolled student population at Lander University is 59.5% White, 28.2% Black or African American, 2.2% Two or More Races, 1.52% Hispanic or Latino, 0.433% Asian, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0722% 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.

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, 88 students (3.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 163 more women than men received degrees from Lander University. The majority of degree recipients at Lander University are white (281 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lander University is General Business Administration & Management (103 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (52 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (47 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (17 degrees), and Social Sciences (41 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 (2,109,227 people), Miscellaneous managers (417,979 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (388,438 people), Secondary school teachers (376,994 people), and Education administrators (334,724 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (17 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), Education (63 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (24 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 Lander University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (17 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), Education (63 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (24 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 (3,168,717 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (565,608 people), Legal services (328,350 people), Hospitals (319,548 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (243,971 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (47 degrees awarded), History (17 degrees), Social Sciences (41 degrees), Education (63 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (24 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. 103 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lander University was General Business Administration & Management with 103 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 149

  2. 312

In 2016, 149 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University, which is 0.478 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.927 times less than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 29% of students graduating from Lander University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lander University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (75% 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, 0.68% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    281 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lander University is white (281 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

2.82% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    186 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    98 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lander University is white female (186 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (98 degrees).

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Operations

Lander University has an endowment valued at nearly $16.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-62.5k (-0.389%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Lander University had a total expenditure of $49.2M. Of that $49.2M, they spent $21.3M on salaries and $49.2M on benefits.

Lander University employs 47 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Lander University are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Associate professors(23), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 51 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.1M

2015 Endowment

0.918%

growth from 2014

Lander University has an endowment valued at about $16.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lander University grew 0.918% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.6M 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. $282k - Federal

  2. $6.24M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lander University received $282k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.24M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$21.3M

Salary Expenditure

$49.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lander University had a total expenditure of $49.2M. Of that $49.2M, they spent $21.3M on salaries and $49.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$21.3M

2015 Salaries

1.75%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Lander University paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($49.2M) and a 1.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.09% decline from 2013 and a 5.97% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.22M

Instructional Salaries

129

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lander University paid a total of $7.22M to 129 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.8% 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

47 Employees

Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

54 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lander University were Assistant professor with 47 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 54 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 51 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lander University was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

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

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