Lesley University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,500

3.16% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,276

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.99%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.7%

3,386 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,865

46.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.5%

205 Graduates

About

Lesley University is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lesley University were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (77 degrees awarded), General Psychology (38 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (38 degrees).

In 2016, 1,512 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lesley University. 83.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,087 degrees), 6.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (168 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lesley University is $25,500, which is $-356 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lesley University is $25,500, which is $-356 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,276.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lesley University was $25,500. The cost of tuition at Lesley University is $-356 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$29,276

2016 Value

5.38%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lesley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,276. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lesley University grew by 5.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,778

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lesley University was of $10,778 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 2.04% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Lesley University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 22.7% with respect to 2015, when 75% 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.

3.99%

2015 Default Rate

63

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lesley University was 3.99%, which represents 63 out of the 1580 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lesley University received 3,386 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.41% annual growth. Out of those 3,386 applicants, 2,158 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.7% acceptance rate.

There were 4,865 students enrolled at Lesley University in 2016, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lesley University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,158

Accepted Out of 3,386

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lesley University was 63.7% (2,158 admissions from 3,386 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 67.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.41%, while admissions grew by 1.08%.

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SAT Scores

91%

Submission Percentage

333

Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Lesley University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lesley University has a total enrollment of 4,865 students. The full-time enrollment at Lesley University is 2,283 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,582. This means that 46.9% of students enrolled at Lesley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lesley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.1% White, 7.42% Hispanic or Latino, 5.98% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 2.69% Asian, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lesley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (50.7%), followed by White Male (14.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (59.3%), followed by White Male (7.95%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lesley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,865 students. The full-time enrollment at Lesley University is 2,283 and the part-time enrollment is 2,582. This means that 46.9% of students enrolled at Lesley University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2016 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 Lesley University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Lesley University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,120

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    361

  3. Black or African American

    291

The enrolled student population at Lesley University is 64.1% White, 7.42% Hispanic or Latino, 5.98% Black or African American, 3.02% Two or More Races, 2.69% Asian, 0.226% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.144% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1000 more women than men received degrees from Lesley University. The majority of degree recipients at Lesley University are white (1,087 degrees awarded). There were 6.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (168 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lesley University is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (77 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (38 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lesley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (671 degrees awarded), English (82 degrees), and Psychology (167 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lesley University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,152,890 people), Secondary school teachers (375,862 people), Education administrators (338,682 people), Miscellaneous managers (317,591 people), and Postsecondary teachers (273,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Lesley University are Education (671 degrees awarded), English (82 degrees), Psychology (167 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (108 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (63 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lesley University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Lesley University are Education (671 degrees awarded), English (82 degrees), Psychology (167 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (108 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (63 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 Lesley University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,323,705 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (573,417 people), Hospitals (425,445 people), Individual & family services (202,845 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (194,924 people).

The most specialized majors at Lesley University are Education (671 degrees awarded), English (82 degrees), Psychology (167 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (108 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (63 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 Lesley University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lesley University was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 256

  2. 1,256

In 2016, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Lesley University, which is 0.204 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,256).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Lesley University in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 0.176 times less than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 173 degrees were awarded to women at Lesley University in Mental Health Counseling, which is 10.2 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 45% of students graduating from Lesley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lesley University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 8.29% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,087 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    168 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lesley University is white (1,087 degrees awarded). There were 6.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (168 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (168 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    914 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    173 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lesley University is white female (914 degrees awarded). There were 5.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (173 degrees).

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Operations

Lesley University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.09M (N/A%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Lesley University had a total expenditure of $99.1M. Of that $99.1M, they spent $48M on salaries and $99.1M on benefits.

Lesley University employs 57 Associate professors, 53 Assistant professors, and 35 Professors. Most academics at Lesley University are Female Associate professors (37), Female Assistant professors(36), and Female Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lesley University are: Management, with 103 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 103 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

100%

decline from 2014

Lesley University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lesley University declined 100% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $271M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.43M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lesley University received $2.43M 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

Primary Expenses

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$48M

Salary Expenditure

$99.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lesley University had a total expenditure of $99.1M. Of that $99.1M, they spent $48M on salaries and $99.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$48M

2015 Salaries

4.28%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Lesley University paid a median of $48M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($99.1M) and a 4.28% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.65% decline from 2013 and a 2.32% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.2M

Instructional Salaries

144

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lesley University paid a total of $11.2M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

57 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

103 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lesley University were Associate professor with 57 employees; Assistant professor with 53 employees; and Assistant professor with 35 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lesley University were Management with 103 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lesley University was Female Associate professor with 37 employees, Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Female Professor with 22 employees.

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

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