Lenoir-Rhyne University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,000
3.61% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,843
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.21%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.9%
5,452 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,354
75% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.3%
237 Graduates

About

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a higher education institution located in Catawba County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Occupational Therapy (80 degrees awarded), Mental Health Counseling (48 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees).

In 2022, 607 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lenoir-Rhyne University. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (454 degrees), 8.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $43,000, which is $19,004 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $43,000, which is $19,004 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,843.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Lenoir-Rhyne University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$43,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University was $43,000. The cost of tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $19,004 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,843
2022 Value
0.478%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lenoir-Rhyne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,843. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lenoir-Rhyne University grew by 0.478%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,800
Room and Board
$1,360
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lenoir-Rhyne University was of $12,800 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.787% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,360. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Lenoir-Rhyne University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.6% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.21%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lenoir-Rhyne University was 1.21%, which represents 8 out of the 660 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lenoir-Rhyne University received 5,452 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.5% annual growth. Out of those 5,452 applicants, 4,519 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,354 students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2022.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.74%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,519
Accepted Out of 5,452

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lenoir-Rhyne University was 82.9% (4,519 admissions from 5,452 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.5%, while admissions grew by 8.76%..

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Enrollment

Lenoir-Rhyne University had a total enrollment of 2,354 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 1,765 students and the part-time enrollment is 589. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lenoir-Rhyne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% White, 13.6% Black or African American, 7.31% Two or More Races, 2.42% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Asian, and 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Black or African American Male (9.88%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.4%), followed by White Male (14.7%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,354 students. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 1,765 and the part-time enrollment is 589. This means that 75% of students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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-Rhyne University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Lenoir-Rhyne University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,561 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    321 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    172 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 66.3% White, 13.6% Black or African American, 7.31% Two or More Races, 2.42% Hispanic or Latino, 1.74% Asian, and 0.51% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 71 students (3.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 213 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 (454 degrees awarded). There were 8.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Lenoir-Rhyne University is Occupational Therapy (80 degrees awarded), followed by Mental Health Counseling (48 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (44 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (55 degrees awarded), Theology (11 degrees), and Health (239 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 (1,431,661 people), Physicians (183,846 people), Social workers, all other (180,971 people), Medical & health services managers (180,105 people), and Other managers (176,478 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (55 degrees awarded), Theology (11 degrees), Health (239 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (16 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-Rhyne University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (55 degrees awarded), Theology (11 degrees), Health (239 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,661,812 people), Elementary & secondary schools (438,269 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (333,481 people), Outpatient care centers (331,161 people), and Offices of physicians (252,469 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (55 degrees awarded), Theology (11 degrees), Health (239 degrees), Physical Sciences (10 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (16 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-Rhyne University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lenoir-Rhyne University was Registered Nursing with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

197
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
410
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 197 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir-Rhyne University, which is 0.48 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (410).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir-Rhyne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Occupational Therapy, which is 12.3 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne 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 46% 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-Rhyne University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.69% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    454 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lenoir-Rhyne University is white (454 degrees awarded). There were 8.41 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (54 degrees).

2.31% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    320 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lenoir-Rhyne University is white female (320 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (134 degrees).

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Operations

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an endowment valued at nearly $137M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 588k (0.43%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Lenoir-Rhyne University had a total salary expenditure of 48.8M. Lenoir-Rhyne University employs 58 Assistant professors, 39 Professors and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Female Assistant professor (42), Male Professor (24), and Male Assistant professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

Endowment

$137M
2022 Endowment
1.3%
decline from 2021

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an endowment valued at about $137M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lenoir-Rhyne University declined 1.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $90M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$22.7M
2022 Salaries
2.14%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lenoir-Rhyne University paid a median of $22.7M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($48.8M) and a 2.14% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.25M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lenoir-Rhyne University paid a total of $9.25M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Assistant professor with 58 employees, Professor with 39 employees, and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees, and Management with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Male Professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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