Lesley University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,300

3.14% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,298

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.04%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

72.6%

3,165 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,732

49.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

59.7%

210 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 (83 degrees awarded), General Psychology (66 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (42 degrees).

In 2017, 1,447 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lesley University. 81.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 18.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (978 degrees), 7.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (138 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lesley University is $26,300, which is $-200 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lesley University is $26,300, which is $-200 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,298.

In 2017, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lesley University was $26,300. The cost of tuition at Lesley University is $-200 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$31,298

2017 Value

6.91%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lesley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,298. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lesley University grew by 6.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,013

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lesley University was of $11,013 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.18% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 114% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Lesley University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 43.1% with respect to 2016, when 58% 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.

3.04%

2016 Default Rate

43

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lesley University was 3.04%, which represents 43 out of the 1413 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

Lesley University received 3,165 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.53% annual decline. Out of those 3,165 applicants, 2,298 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,732 students enrolled at Lesley University in 2017, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lesley University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,298

Accepted Out of 3,165

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lesley University was 72.6% (2,298 admissions from 3,165 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -6.53%, while admissions grew by 6.49%.

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SAT Scores

78%

Submission Percentage

297

Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Lesley University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lesley University has a total enrollment of 4,732 students. The full-time enrollment at Lesley University is 2,346 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,386. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at Lesley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lesley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.7% White, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.15% Black or African American, 3.13% Asian, 3.04% Two or More Races, 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lesley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.3%), followed by White Male (12.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (61.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8.13%) and White Male (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lesley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,732 students. The full-time enrollment at Lesley University is 2,346 and the part-time enrollment is 2,386. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at Lesley University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

2017 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

    2,968

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    402

  3. Black or African American

    291

The enrolled student population at Lesley University is 62.7% White, 8.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.15% Black or African American, 3.13% Asian, 3.04% Two or More Races, 0.254% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 586 students (12.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 917 more women than men received degrees from Lesley University. The majority of degree recipients at Lesley University are white (978 degrees awarded). There were 7.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (138 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lesley University is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (66 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (42 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 (649 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (109 degrees), and Communication Technologies (11 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 (2,052,328 people), Secondary school teachers (340,179 people), Education administrators (309,176 people), Other managers (237,172 people), and Postsecondary teachers (208,345 people).

The most specialized majors at Lesley University are Education (649 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (109 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Psychology (119 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 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 Lesley University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Lesley University are Education (649 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (109 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Psychology (119 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 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 (3,131,789 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (466,820 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (367,016 people), Outpatient care centers (190,370 people), and Individual & family services (178,823 people).

The most specialized majors at Lesley University are Education (649 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (109 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Psychology (119 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lesley University was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 265

  2. 1,182

In 2017, 265 degrees were awarded to men at Lesley University, which is 0.224 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Lesley University in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.241 times less than the 133 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 169 degrees were awarded to women at Lesley University in Mental Health Counseling, which is 8.05 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 41% of students graduating from Lesley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lesley University is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 7.14% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    978 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    138 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lesley University is white (978 degrees awarded). There were 7.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (138 degrees).

9.54% of degree recipients (138 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    790 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    188 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lesley University is white female (790 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (188 degrees).

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Operations

Lesley University has an endowment valued at nearly $187M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.5M (7.23%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Lesley University had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Lesley University employs 54 Associate professors, 45 Assistant professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at Lesley University are Female Assistant professors (33), Female Associate professors(32), and Female Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lesley University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, Management, with 107 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$187M

2017 Endowment

7.47%

growth from 2016

Lesley University has an endowment valued at about $187M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lesley University grew 7.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $99.6M 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. $1.31M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lesley University received $1.31M 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

$52.1M

2017 Salaries

7.63%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Lesley University paid a median of $52.1M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 7.63% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.845% growth from 2015 and a 4.28% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.3M

Instructional Salaries

145

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lesley University paid a total of $12.3M to 145 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

54 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

138 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lesley University were Associate professor with 54 employees; Assistant professor with 45 employees; and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lesley University were Office and Administrative Support with 138 employees; Management with 107 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lesley University was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 32 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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