Lewis University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,950

3.49% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,232

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

59.2%

6,199 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,544

64.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

61.1%

381 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 (199 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (136 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees).

In 2016, 1,884 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lewis University. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,239 degrees), 4.59 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $29,950, which is $9,790 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $29,950, which is $9,790 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,950

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lewis University was $29,950. The cost of tuition at Lewis University is $9,790 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,232

2016 Value

1.23%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lewis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,232. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lewis University grew by 1.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,340

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lewis University was of $8,340 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.86% 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

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Lewis University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

4.4%

2015 Default Rate

76

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lewis University was 4.4%, which represents 76 out of the 1727 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 6,199 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.

Acceptance Rate

59.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,669

Accepted Out of 6,199

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lewis University was 59.2% (3,669 admissions from 6,199 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 61.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 8.22%, while admissions grew by 3.59%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

20

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Lewis University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

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, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lewis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.8%), followed by White Male (29%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.3%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,544 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,193 and the part-time enrollment is 2,351. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Lewis University was 79%. 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

    3,816

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,059

  3. Black or African American

    505

The enrolled student population at Lewis University is 58.3% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.72% Black or African American, 3.76% Asian, 2.63% Two or More Races, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.138% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 564 students (8.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 416 more women than men received degrees from Lewis University. The majority of degree recipients at Lewis University are white (1,239 degrees awarded). There were 4.59 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lewis University is Registered Nursing (199 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (136 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (106 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 (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (222 degrees), and Education (230 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 (2,106,280 people), Accountants & auditors (1,117,107 people), Miscellaneous managers (849,772 people), Financial managers (448,996 people), and Education administrators (362,380 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (222 degrees), Education (230 degrees), Psychology (114 degrees), and Business (498 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Marketing & sales managers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (222 degrees), Education (230 degrees), Psychology (114 degrees), and Business (498 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 (3,337,015 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (636,072 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (606,193 people), Hospitals (566,594 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (547,588 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (222 degrees), Education (230 degrees), Psychology (114 degrees), and Business (498 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. 199 degrees awarded

  2. 136 degrees awarded

  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lewis University was Registered Nursing with 199 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 734

  2. 1,150

In 2016, 734 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University, which is 0.638 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,150).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.27 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 175 degrees were awarded to women at Lewis University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.29 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 42% of students graduating from Lewis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (68.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lewis University is Female and White (68.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 4.99% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,239 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    270 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    169 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lewis University is white (1,239 degrees awarded). There were 4.59 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (270 degrees).

3.77% of degree recipients (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    766 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    473 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lewis University is white female (766 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (473 degrees).

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Operations

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 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Lewis University had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $50.7M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

Lewis University employs 97 Assistant professors, 62 Professors, and 58 Associate professors. Most academics at Lewis University are Female Assistant professors (49), Male Assistant professors(48), and Male Professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University are: Management, with 89 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 69 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60M

2015 Endowment

6.47%

growth from 2014

Lewis University has an endowment valued at about $60M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lewis University grew 6.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.1M 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. $7.69M - Federal

  2. $7.28M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lewis University received $7.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.28M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$50.7M

Salary Expenditure

$123M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lewis University had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $50.7M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Lewis University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$50.7M

2015 Salaries

3.37%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Lewis University paid a median of $50.7M in salaries, which represents 41.2% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 3.37% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.09% growth from 2013 and a 5.93% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18M

Instructional Salaries

224

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lewis University paid a total of $18M to 224 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

97 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

89 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lewis University were Assistant professor with 97 employees; Professor with 62 employees; and Professor with 58 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University were Management with 89 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 65 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lewis University was Female Assistant professor with 49 employees, Male Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Male Professor with 38 employees.

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

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