Lenoir Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
2022 Average Net Price
$5,584
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
2,199
31.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
29%
49 Graduates

About

Lenoir Community College is a higher education institution located in Lenoir County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Lenoir Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (177 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (30 degrees), and Medical Office Management (18 degrees).

In 2022, 986 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lenoir Community College. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (602 degrees), 2.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (205 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,680 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,584.

In 2022, 41% of undergraduate students attending Lenoir Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lenoir Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Lenoir Community College is $−5,680 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,584
2022 Value
2.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lenoir Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,584. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lenoir Community College grew by 2.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,364
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lenoir Community College was of $6,364 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

41% of undergraduate students at Lenoir Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 18% with respect to 2021, when 50% 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.
0%
2017 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lenoir Community College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 4 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Lenoir Community College had a total enrollment of 2,199 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir Community College is 697 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,502. This means that 31.7% of students enrolled at Lenoir Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lenoir Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52% White, 29% Black or African American, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.091% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lenoir Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.6%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (18.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lenoir Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,199 students. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir Community College is 697 and the part-time enrollment is 1,502. This means that 31.7% of students enrolled at Lenoir Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 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 Lenoir Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Lenoir Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,143 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    638 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    320 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lenoir Community College is 52% White, 29% Black or African American, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.23% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0.364% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.091% 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 Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 166 more women than men received degrees from Lenoir Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lenoir Community College is white (602 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (205 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Lenoir Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (177 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (30 degrees) and Medical Office Management (18 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lenoir Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (94 degrees awarded), Transportation (34 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (60 degrees).

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 Lenoir Community College are Other managers (61,302 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (60,854 people), Software developers (37,411 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,021 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (19,593 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir Community College in 2022 are Precision Production (94 degrees awarded), Transportation (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (60 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Lenoir Community College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Skincare specialists

The most specialized majors at Lenoir Community College are Precision Production (94 degrees awarded), Transportation (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (60 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Lenoir Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (119,798 people), Computer Systems Design (61,532 people), Construction (45,300 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (44,343 people), and Air transportation (38,142 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir Community College are Precision Production (94 degrees awarded), Transportation (34 degrees), Engineering Technologies (60 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (52 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lenoir Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 177 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Lenoir Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 177 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

410
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
576
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 410 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir Community College, which is 0.712 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (576).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.686 times less than the 105 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.46 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from Lenoir Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Lenoir Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    602 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    205 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    123 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lenoir Community College is white (602 degrees awarded). There were 2.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (205 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    321 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    281 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    156 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lenoir Community College is white female (321 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (281 degrees).

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Operations

Lenoir Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 14.5k (0.289%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Lenoir Community College had a total salary expenditure of 38.1M. Lenoir Community College employs 91 No academic ranks. Most academics at Lenoir Community College are Female No academic rank (61), and Male No academic rank (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, Public service, with 23 employees, and Management with 19 employees.

Endowment

$5M
2022 Endowment
23.1%
decline from 2021

Lenoir Community College has an endowment valued at about $5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lenoir Community College declined 23.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $208k lower than than the median endowment of Associates 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 Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$14.6M
2022 Salaries
11.7%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Lenoir Community College paid a median of $14.6M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($38.1M) and a 11.7% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.43M
Instructional Salaries
91
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lenoir Community College paid a total of $4.43M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lenoir Community College was No academic rank with 91 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees, Public service with 23 employees, and Management with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lenoir Community College was Female No academic rank with 61 employees, and Male No academic rank with 30 employees.

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