Lasell University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,700
2.88% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,404
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
83.6%
2,489 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,041
79.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.8%
338 Graduates

About

Lasell University is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lasell University were General Communication (47 degrees awarded), Fashion Merchandising (40 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (39 degrees).

In 2019, 608 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lasell University. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (372 degrees), 5.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lasell University is $35,700, which is $13,674 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lasell University is $35,700, which is $13,674 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,404.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,700
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lasell University was $35,700. The cost of tuition at Lasell University is $13,674 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$28,404
2019 Value
2.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lasell University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,404. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lasell University grew by 2.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,700
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lasell University was of $11,700 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.63% 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

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Lasell University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.3% with respect to 2018, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Lasell University received 2,489 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 21.7% annual decline. Out of those 2,489 applicants, 2,082 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,041 students enrolled at Lasell University in 2019, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lasell University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,082
Accepted Out of 2,489

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lasell University was 83.6% (2,082 admissions from 2,489 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 79.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −21.7%, while admissions declined by −17.9%.

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SAT Scores

56%
Submission Percentage
256
Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Lasell University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lasell University has a total enrollment of 2,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Lasell University is 1,627 students and the part-time enrollment is 414. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Lasell University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lasell University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.3% White, 9.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.77% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 2.45% Two or More Races, 0.098% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.049% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lasell University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (8.7%), followed by White Female (8.7%) and Asian Male (4.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lasell University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,041 students. The full-time enrollment at Lasell University is 1,627 and the part-time enrollment is 414. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Lasell University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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 Lasell University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Lasell University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,251
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    198
  3. Black or African American
    179

The enrolled student population at Lasell University is 61.3% White, 9.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.77% Black or African American, 2.55% Asian, 2.45% Two or More Races, 0.098% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.049% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 193 students (9.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 164 more women than men received degrees from Lasell University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lasell University is white (372 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lasell University is General Communication (47 degrees awarded), followed by Fashion Merchandising (40 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (39 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lasell University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees awarded), Communications (103 degrees), and Social Sciences (64 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lasell University are Accountants & auditors (1,063,369 people), Other managers (1,046,516 people), Financial managers (594,758 people), Chief executives & legislators (520,096 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (486,182 people).

The most specialized majors at Lasell University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees awarded), Communications (103 degrees), Social Sciences (64 degrees), Business (202 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (33 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 Lasell University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Lasell University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees awarded), Communications (103 degrees), Social Sciences (64 degrees), Business (202 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (33 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 Lasell University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,043,792 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (758,201 people), Computer Systems Design (734,235 people), Banking & related activities (625,045 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (561,400 people).

The most specialized majors at Lasell University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees awarded), Communications (103 degrees), Social Sciences (64 degrees), Business (202 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (33 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 Lasell University.
Most Common
  1. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 39 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lasell University was General Communication with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

222
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
386
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Lasell University, which is 0.575 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (386).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Lasell University in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 3.21 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Lasell University in Fashion Merchandising, which is 39 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 50% of students graduating from Lasell University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lasell University is Male and Two or More Races (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.888% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    372 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lasell University is white (372 degrees awarded). There were 5.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (69 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    245 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    127 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lasell University is white female (245 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (127 degrees).

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Operations

Lasell University has an endowment valued at nearly $43.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.69M (3.91%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Lasell University had a total salary expenditure of $62.4M. Lasell University employs 43 Associate professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Lasell University are Female Associate professors (25), Male Associate professors(18), and Female Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lasell University are: Management, with 49 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 37 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.2M
2019 Endowment
4.38%
growth from 2018

Lasell University has an endowment valued at about $43.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lasell University grew 4.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.74M 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. $413k - Federal
  2. $335k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lasell University received $413k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $335k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.1M
2019 Salaries
1.84%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Lasell University paid a median of $24.1M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($62.4M) and a 1.84% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.444% decline from 2017 and a 3.08% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.19M
Instructional Salaries
82
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lasell University paid a total of $6.19M to 82 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lasell University were Associate professor with 43 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 8 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lasell University were Management with 49 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 37 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lasell University was Female Associate professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

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

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