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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.49% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6,199 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
64.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
389 Graduates


The median tuition at Lewis University is $29,950, which is $2,260 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,232.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lewis University received 6,199 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.22% annual growth. Out of those 6,199 applicants, 3,669 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,544 students enrolled at Lewis University in 2016, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lewis University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Lewis University has a total enrollment of 6,544 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,193 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,351. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.3% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.72% Black or African American, 3.76% Asian, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lewis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (19.4%), followed by White Male (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.67%), followed by White Male (1.31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.55%).

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In 2016, 416 more women than men graduated from Lewis University. The majority of students graduating from Lewis University are White. These 1,239 graduates mean that there were 4.59 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 270 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lewis University is Registered Nursing with 199 graduates, followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 136 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 106 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lewis University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Transportation, with 129 graduates, followed by Protective Services with 222 graduates and Education with 230 graduates.


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Lewis University has an endowment valued at nearly $60M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.17M (1.96%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Lewis University had a total expenditure of $122M. Of that $122M, they spent $46.9M on salaries and $11.7M on benefits.

Lewis University employs 97 Assistant professors, 62 Professors, and 50 Associate professors. Most academics at Lewis University are Female Assistant professors (51), Male Assistant professors (46), and Male Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University are: Management, with 101 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 90 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees.



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