Lewis University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,270
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,520
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.61%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
63.9%
6,674 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,359
63.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
63.5%
422 Graduates

About

Lewis University is a higher education institution located in Will County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lewis University were Registered Nursing (142 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (101 degrees), and Computer Science (100 degrees).

In 2019, 1,850 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lewis University. 57.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,113 degrees), 3.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (297 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $33,270, which is $11,244 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $33,270, which is $11,244 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 $19,520.

In 2019, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,270
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lewis University was $33,270. The cost of tuition at Lewis University is $11,244 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,520
2019 Value
3.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lewis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,520. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lewis University grew by 3.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,789
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lewis University was of $8,789 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.676% 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
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Lewis University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.35% with respect to 2018, when 85% 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.
3.61%
2017 Default Rate
65
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lewis University was 3.61%, which represents 65 out of the 1800 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

Lewis University received 6,674 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13.6% annual growth. Out of those 6,674 applicants, 4,265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.9% acceptance rate.

There were 6,359 students enrolled at Lewis University in 2019, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lewis University has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,265
Accepted Out of 6,674

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lewis University was 63.9% (4,265 admissions from 6,674 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 13.6%, while admissions grew by 25.7%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
422
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at Lewis University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lewis University has a total enrollment of 6,359 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,045 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,314. This means that 63.6% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.6% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Black or African American, 5.55% Asian, 2.17% Two or More Races, 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Lewis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.4%), followed by White Male (29.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.8%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,359 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,045 and the part-time enrollment is 2,314. This means that 63.6% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Lewis University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Lewis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,664
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,232
  3. Black or African American
    468

The enrolled student population at Lewis University is 57.6% White, 19.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.36% Black or African American, 5.55% Asian, 2.17% Two or More Races, 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% 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 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, 313 students (4.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 264 more women than men received degrees from Lewis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lewis University is white (1,113 degrees awarded). There were 3.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (297 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lewis University is Registered Nursing (142 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (101 degrees) and Computer Science (100 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lewis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (116 degrees awarded), Protective Services (168 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (207 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 Lewis University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,454,365 people), Software developers (566,038 people), Secondary school teachers (499,281 people), Education administrators (257,669 people), and Other managers (248,316 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (116 degrees awarded), Protective Services (168 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (207 degrees), Physical Sciences (43 degrees), and Education (202 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 Lewis University are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (116 degrees awarded), Protective Services (168 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (207 degrees), Physical Sciences (43 degrees), and Education (202 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 Lewis University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,721,840 people), Computer Systems Design (615,060 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,935 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (385,419 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (208,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (116 degrees awarded), Protective Services (168 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (207 degrees), Physical Sciences (43 degrees), and Education (202 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 Lewis University.
Most Common
  1. 142 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 101 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 100 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lewis University was Registered Nursing with 142 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

793
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,057
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 793 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University, which is 0.75 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,057).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University in Computer Science, which is 8.42 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 125 degrees were awarded to women at Lewis University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.35 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 48% of students graduating from Lewis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lewis 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, 0.948% 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
    1,113 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    297 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lewis University is white (1,113 degrees awarded). There were 3.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (297 degrees).

8.22% of degree recipients (152 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    630 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    483 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    180 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lewis University is white female (630 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (483 degrees).

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Operations

Lewis University has an endowment valued at nearly $79.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.6M (4.51%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Lewis University had a total salary expenditure of $114M. Lewis University employs 95 Assistant professors, 62 Associate professors, and 54 Professors. Most academics at Lewis University are Female Assistant professors (52), Male Assistant professors(43), and Male Professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University are: Management, with 93 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 80 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.8M
2019 Endowment
7.3%
growth from 2018

Lewis University has an endowment valued at about $79.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lewis University grew 7.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $41.4M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.6M - Federal
  2. $48.6k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lewis University received $1.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $48.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.1M
2019 Salaries
12.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lewis University paid a median of $54.1M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($114M) and a 12.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.42% decline from 2017 and a 0.825% 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

$19M
Instructional Salaries
228
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lewis University paid a total of $19M to 228 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% 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
95 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
93 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lewis University were Assistant professor with 95 employees; Associate professor with 62 employees; and Associate professor with 54 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University were Management with 93 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 80 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lewis University was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Male Assistant professor with 43 employees, and Male Professor with 33 employees.

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

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