Lewis University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,100

3.84% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,967

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.81%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.8%

5,447 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,506

63.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.8%

484 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 (186 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (131 degrees), and General Psychology (84 degrees).

In 2017, 1,908 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lewis University. 60.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,215 degrees), 4.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (269 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $31,100, which is $10,367 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $31,100, which is $10,367 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,967.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,100

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Lewis University was $31,100. The cost of tuition at Lewis University is $10,367 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,967

2017 Value

1.31%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Lewis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,967. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Lewis University grew by 1.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,660

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lewis University was of $8,660 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 3.84% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Lewis University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 81% 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.

3.81%

2016 Default Rate

66

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Lewis University was 3.81%, which represents 66 out of the 1733 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 5,447 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.1% annual decline. Out of those 5,447 applicants, 2,932 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.8% acceptance rate.

There were 6,506 students enrolled at Lewis University in 2017, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lewis University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,932

Accepted Out of 5,447

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lewis University was 53.8% (2,932 admissions from 5,447 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 59.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -12.1%, while admissions declined by -20.1%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

27

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Lewis University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lewis University has a total enrollment of 6,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,151 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,355. This means that 63.8% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.29% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lewis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (30.2%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,151 and the part-time enrollment is 2,355. This means that 63.8% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and 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 Lewis University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    3,669

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,107

  3. Black or African American

    425

The enrolled student population at Lewis University is 56.4% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.29% Asian, 2.78% Two or More Races, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 675 students (10.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 414 more women than men received degrees from Lewis University. The majority of degree recipients at Lewis University are white (1,215 degrees awarded). There were 4.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (269 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lewis University is Registered Nursing (186 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (131 degrees) and General Psychology (84 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 (126 degrees awarded), Protective Services (213 degrees), and Physical Sciences (43 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 (1,858,706 people), Software developers (451,760 people), Secondary school teachers (306,950 people), Education administrators (259,378 people), and Other managers (246,799 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (126 degrees awarded), Protective Services (213 degrees), Physical Sciences (43 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (144 degrees), and Education (209 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 Personal financial advisors, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (126 degrees awarded), Protective Services (213 degrees), Physical Sciences (43 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (144 degrees), and Education (209 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 (2,737,703 people), Computer Systems Design (549,684 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (401,729 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (347,502 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (217,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (126 degrees awarded), Protective Services (213 degrees), Physical Sciences (43 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (144 degrees), and Education (209 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. 186 degrees awarded

  2. 131 degrees awarded

  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lewis University was Registered Nursing with 186 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 747

  2. 1,161

In 2017, 747 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,161).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.17 times more than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 166 degrees were awarded to women at Lewis University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.3 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Lewis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lewis University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 1.03% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,215 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    269 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lewis University is white (1,215 degrees awarded). There were 4.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (269 degrees).

5.45% of degree recipients (104 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    755 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    460 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lewis University is white female (755 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (460 degrees).

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Operations

Lewis University has an endowment valued at nearly $68.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.55M (11%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Lewis University had a total salary expenditure of $125M. Lewis University employs 94 Assistant professors, 59 Associate professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Lewis University are Male Assistant professors (47), Female Assistant professors(47), and Male Professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University are: Management, with 90 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 75 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$68.4M

2017 Endowment

10.9%

growth from 2016

Lewis University has an endowment valued at about $68.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Lewis University grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.3M 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. $12.2M - Federal

  2. $3.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Lewis University received $12.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.5M

2017 Salaries

0.825%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Lewis University paid a median of $49.5M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($125M) and a 0.825% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.05% decline from 2015 and a 3.37% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.6M

Instructional Salaries

225

Number of Employees

In 2017, Lewis University paid a total of $18.6M to 225 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

94 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

90 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lewis University were Assistant professor with 94 employees; Associate professor with 59 employees; and Associate professor with 58 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University were Management with 90 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 75 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lewis University was Male Assistant professor with 47 employees, Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, and Male Professor with 37 employees.

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

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