Lenoir-Rhyne University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,900
6.68% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,814
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.29%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.6%
6,194 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,686
78.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45.4%
157 Graduates

About

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a higher education institution located in Catawba County, NC. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Registered Nursing (47 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees), and General Psychology (20 degrees).

In 2020, 651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lenoir-Rhyne University. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (458 degrees), 9.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $39,900, which is $17,370 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $39,900, which is $17,370 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,814.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending Lenoir-Rhyne University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,900
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University was $39,900. The cost of tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $17,370 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,814
2020 Value
1.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lenoir-Rhyne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,814. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lenoir-Rhyne University grew by 1.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,510
Room and Board
$1,160
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lenoir-Rhyne University was of $12,510 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,160. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Lenoir-Rhyne University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 87% 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.
5.29%
2018 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lenoir-Rhyne University was 5.29%, which represents 36 out of the 681 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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Lenoir-Rhyne University received 6,194 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 29.3% annual growth. Out of those 6,194 applicants, 4,746 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,686 students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.63%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,746
Accepted Out of 6,194

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lenoir-Rhyne University was 76.6% (4,746 admissions from 6,194 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 77.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 29.3%, while admissions grew by 27.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Lenoir-Rhyne University has a total enrollment of 2,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 2,105 students and the part-time enrollment is 581. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lenoir-Rhyne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.32% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.558% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Male (8.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Black or African American Female (6.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 2,105 and the part-time enrollment is 581. This means that 78.4% of students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Lenoir-Rhyne University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lenoir-Rhyne University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,850
  2. Black or African American
    294
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    188

The enrolled student population at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 68.9% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.32% Two or More Races, 1.71% Asian, 0.558% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 89 students (3.31%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 219 more women than men received degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lenoir-Rhyne University is white (458 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lenoir-Rhyne University is Registered Nursing (47 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees) and General Psychology (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lenoir-Rhyne University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees awarded), Theology (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (31 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-Rhyne University are Registered nurses (1,324,109 people), Social workers, all other (170,294 people), Medical & health services managers (167,858 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,828 people), and Other managers (142,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees awarded), Theology (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), Health (239 degrees), and History (7 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 Lenoir-Rhyne University are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees awarded), Theology (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), Health (239 degrees), and History (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,546,773 people), Elementary & secondary schools (478,283 people), Outpatient care centers (282,369 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (256,732 people), and Offices of physicians (205,588 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (54 degrees awarded), Theology (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), Health (239 degrees), and History (7 degrees).

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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-Rhyne University.
Most Common
  1. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 20 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lenoir-Rhyne University was Registered Nursing with 47 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

216
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
435
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir-Rhyne University, which is 0.497 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (435).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir-Rhyne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Occupational Therapy, which is 29 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% of students graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 at Lenoir-Rhyne University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 2.55% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    458 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lenoir-Rhyne University is white (458 degrees awarded). There were 9.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

6.91% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    308 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    150 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lenoir-Rhyne University is white female (308 degrees awarded). There were 2.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (150 degrees).

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Lenoir-Rhyne University has an endowment valued at nearly $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.48M (3%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Lenoir-Rhyne University had a total salary expenditure of $55.6M. Lenoir-Rhyne University employs 46 Assistant professors, 43 Professors, and 29 Associate professors. Most academics at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Female Assistant professors (32), Male Professors(25), and Female Professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 46 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 45 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Endowment

$116M
2020 Endowment
1%
growth from 2019

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an endowment valued at about $116M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lenoir-Rhyne University grew 1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $76.4M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3M - Federal
  2. $839k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lenoir-Rhyne University received $3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $839k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$22M
2020 Salaries
1.07%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lenoir-Rhyne University paid a median of $22M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($55.6M) and a 1.07% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.01% growth from 2018 and a 3.47% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.34M
Instructional Salaries
140
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lenoir-Rhyne University paid a total of $9.34M to 140 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Professor with 43 employees; and Professor with 29 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 46 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Male Professor with 25 employees, and Female Professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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