Lenoir-Rhyne University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,400
2.75% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,034
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.36%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
77.9%
4,791 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,742
77.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50.2%
165 Graduates

About

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a higher education institution located in Catawba County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Registered Nursing (44 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (37 degrees), and Management Science (22 degrees).

In 2019, 588 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lenoir-Rhyne University. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (412 degrees), 6.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $37,400, which is $15,374 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $37,400, which is $15,374 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 $19,034.

In 2019, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University was $37,400. The cost of tuition at Lenoir-Rhyne University is $15,374 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,034
2019 Value
0.565%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lenoir-Rhyne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,034. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lenoir-Rhyne University grew by 0.565%.

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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 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,160. The cost of room and board increased by 2.96% 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

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Lenoir-Rhyne University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
7.36%
2017 Default Rate
53
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lenoir-Rhyne University was 7.36%, which represents 53 out of the 720 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

Lenoir-Rhyne University received 4,791 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.82% annual decline. Out of those 4,791 applicants, 3,734 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,742 students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2019, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,734
Accepted Out of 4,791

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lenoir-Rhyne University was 77.9% (3,734 admissions from 4,791 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 73.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −5.82%, while admissions declined by −0.665%.

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SAT Scores

56%
Submission Percentage
254
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Lenoir-Rhyne University has a total enrollment of 2,742 students. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 2,133 students and the part-time enrollment is 609. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lenoir-Rhyne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.1% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 1.9% Asian, 0.292% 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 (39.6%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Black or African American Male (7.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.9%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,742 students. The full-time enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 2,133 and the part-time enrollment is 609. This means that 77.8% of students enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Lenoir-Rhyne University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,839
  2. Black or African American
    284
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    193

The enrolled student population at Lenoir-Rhyne University is 67.1% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 7.04% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 1.9% Asian, 0.292% 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 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, 153 students (5.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 194 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 (412 degrees awarded). There were 6.87 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lenoir-Rhyne University is Registered Nursing (44 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (37 degrees) and Management Science (22 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 (62 degrees awarded), Theology (12 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (29 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 Lenoir-Rhyne University are Registered nurses (1,409,808 people), Social workers, all other (199,831 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (171,602 people), Medical & health services managers (169,285 people), and Other managers (167,810 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Theology (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Health (198 degrees), and English (12 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, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Theology (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Health (198 degrees), and English (12 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 (1,579,455 people), Elementary & secondary schools (542,910 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (327,263 people), Outpatient care centers (316,667 people), and Offices of physicians (247,422 people).

The most specialized majors at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Theology (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (29 degrees), Health (198 degrees), and English (12 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 Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Most Common
  1. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lenoir-Rhyne University was Registered Nursing with 44 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

197
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
391
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 197 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir-Rhyne University, which is 0.504 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (391).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 0.654 times less than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Registered Nursing, which is 43 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lenoir-Rhyne University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.82% 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
    412 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lenoir-Rhyne University is white (412 degrees awarded). There were 6.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (60 degrees).

6.29% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    279 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lenoir-Rhyne University is white female (279 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (133 degrees).

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Operations

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an endowment valued at nearly $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.86M (1.62%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Lenoir-Rhyne University had a total salary expenditure of $55.5M. Lenoir-Rhyne University employs 42 Assistant professors, 39 Professors, and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at Lenoir-Rhyne University are Female Assistant professors (32), Female Instructors(22), and Male Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$115M
2019 Endowment
1.24%
growth from 2018

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an endowment valued at about $115M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lenoir-Rhyne University grew 1.24% 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $976k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lenoir-Rhyne University received $976k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.7M
2019 Salaries
2.01%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lenoir-Rhyne University paid a median of $21.7M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($55.5M) and a 2.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.47% growth from 2017 and a 7.03% 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

$9.77M
Instructional Salaries
145
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lenoir-Rhyne University paid a total of $9.77M to 145 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.9% 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

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Assistant professor with 42 employees; Professor with 39 employees; and Professor with 36 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees; and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lenoir-Rhyne University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Female Instructor with 22 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

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

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