Life University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,105
4.26% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$28,379
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.15%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
96.8%
408 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,761
86.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.1%
27 Graduates

About

Life University is a higher education institution located in Cobb County, GA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Life University were General Biological Sciences (44 degrees awarded), Exercise Physiology (38 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees).

In 2020, 632 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Life University. 50.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (325 degrees), 2.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Life University is $12,105, which is $−2,295 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Life University is $12,105, which is $−2,295 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,379.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending Life University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,105
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Life University was $12,105. The cost of tuition at Life University is $−2,295 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$28,379
2020 Value
5.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Life University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,379. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Life University grew by 5.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,400
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Life University was of $14,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Life University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.53% with respect to 2019, 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.
6.15%
2018 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Life University was 6.15%, which represents 44 out of the 715 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Life University received 408 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.1% annual growth. Out of those 408 applicants, 395 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,761 students enrolled at Life University in 2020, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Life University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
395
Accepted Out of 408

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Life University was 96.8% (395 admissions from 408 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 95.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 12.1%, while admissions grew by 13.5%.

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage
70
Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at Life University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Life University has a total enrollment of 2,761 students. The full-time enrollment at Life University is 2,398 students and the part-time enrollment is 363. This means that 86.9% of students enrolled at Life University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Life University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% White, 21% Black or African American, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Asian, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.109% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Life University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.7%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Black or African American Female (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (25.2%), followed by White Female (24%) and Black or African American Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Life University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,761 students. The full-time enrollment at Life University is 2,398 and the part-time enrollment is 363. This means that 86.9% of students enrolled at Life University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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 Life University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Life University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,276
  2. Black or African American
    581
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    429

The enrolled student population at Life University is 46.2% White, 21% Black or African American, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.37% Asian, 1.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.109% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 2 more women than men received degrees from Life University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Life University is white (325 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Life University is General Biological Sciences (44 degrees awarded), followed by Exercise Physiology (38 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Life University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (92 degrees awarded), Health (419 degrees), and Psychology (41 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Life University are Registered nurses (1,435,045 people), Physicians (540,188 people), Other managers (401,721 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (370,391 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (353,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Life University are Biology (92 degrees awarded), Health (419 degrees), Psychology (41 degrees), Social Sciences (15 degrees), and Human Sciences (4 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 Life University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Life University are Biology (92 degrees awarded), Health (419 degrees), Psychology (41 degrees), Social Sciences (15 degrees), and Human Sciences (4 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Life University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,102,632 people), Elementary & secondary schools (916,312 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (693,715 people), Outpatient care centers (448,121 people), and Offices of physicians (417,311 people).

The most specialized majors at Life University are Biology (92 degrees awarded), Health (419 degrees), Psychology (41 degrees), Social Sciences (15 degrees), and Human Sciences (4 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Life University.
Most Common
  1. 44 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Life University was General Biological Sciences with 44 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

315
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
317
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 315 degrees were awarded to men at Life University, which is 0.994 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (317).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 214 degrees were awarded to men at Life University in Chiropractic, which is 1.24 times more than the 172 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 172 degrees were awarded to women at Life University in Chiropractic, which is 0.804 times less than the 214 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Life University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Life University is Female and White (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    325 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    126 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Life University is white (325 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (126 degrees).

3.32% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    175 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    150 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Life University is white male (175 degrees awarded). There were 1.17 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (150 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Life University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.06M (NaNM%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Life University had a total salary expenditure of $74M. Life University employs 71 Assistant professors, 35 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at Life University are Female Assistant professors (36), Male Assistant professors(35), and Male Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Life University are: Management, with 77 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $212k - Federal
  2. $545k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Life University received $212k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $545k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.1M
2020 Salaries
2.69%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Life University paid a median of $35.1M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($74M) and a 2.69% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.06% growth from 2018 and a 7.09% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.81M
Instructional Salaries
124
Number of Employees

In 2020, Life University paid a total of $9.81M to 124 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Life University were Assistant professor with 71 employees; Associate professor with 35 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Life University were Management with 77 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Life University was Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Male Associate professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Life University.

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