Limestone College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,200
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,967
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
68.3%
2,179 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,943
77% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.9%
147 Graduates

About

Limestone College is a higher education institution located in Cherokee County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Limestone College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (116 degrees awarded), Social Work (79 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees).

In 2020, 488 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Limestone College. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (254 degrees), 1.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (184 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Limestone College is $25,200, which is $−3,200 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Limestone College is $25,200, which is $−3,200 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,967.

In 2020, 82% of undergraduate students attending Limestone College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,200
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Limestone College was $25,200. The cost of tuition at Limestone College is $−3,200 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$24,967
2020 Value
8.44%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Limestone College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,967. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Limestone College grew by 8.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,508
Room and Board
$2,304
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Limestone College was of $8,508 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,304. The cost of room and board increased by 6.86% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Limestone College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.5% with respect to 2019, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Limestone College received 2,179 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 15.2% annual decline. Out of those 2,179 applicants, 1,488 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,943 students enrolled at Limestone College in 2020, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Limestone College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,488
Accepted Out of 2,179

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Limestone College was 68.3% (1,488 admissions from 2,179 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 50.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −15.2%, while admissions grew by 13.8%.

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage
156
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Limestone College has a total enrollment of 1,943 students. The full-time enrollment at Limestone College is 1,496 students and the part-time enrollment is 447. This means that 77% of students enrolled at Limestone College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Limestone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.5% White, 34.7% Black or African American, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Two or More Races, 0.463% Asian, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0515% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Limestone College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.4%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Black or African American Male (15.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (25.8%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and White Male (18.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Limestone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,943 students. The full-time enrollment at Limestone College is 1,496 and the part-time enrollment is 447. This means that 77% of students enrolled at Limestone College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
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 Limestone College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Limestone College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    728
  2. Black or African American
    675
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    61

The enrolled student population at Limestone College is 37.5% White, 34.7% Black or African American, 3.14% Hispanic or Latino, 2.37% Two or More Races, 0.463% Asian, 0.309% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0515% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 359 students (18.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 86 more women than men received degrees from Limestone College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Limestone College is white (254 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (184 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Limestone College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (116 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (79 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Limestone College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (79 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), and Business (209 degrees).

Workforce

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 Limestone College are Accountants & auditors (1,046,375 people), Other managers (749,319 people), Software developers (538,934 people), Financial managers (463,061 people), and Chief executives & legislators (366,832 people).

The most specialized majors at Limestone College are Public Administration and Social Service (79 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), Business (209 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (29 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 Limestone College are Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Limestone College are Public Administration and Social Service (79 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), Business (209 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (29 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 Limestone College are Computer Systems Design (904,047 people), Elementary & secondary schools (637,516 people), Banking & related activities (536,149 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (495,304 people), and Insurance carriers (482,302 people).

The most specialized majors at Limestone College are Public Administration and Social Service (79 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees), Business (209 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (29 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 Limestone College.
Most Common
  1. 116 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 79 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 26 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Limestone College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 116 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

201
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
287
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Limestone College, which is 0.7 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (287).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Limestone College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 0.923 times less than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Limestone College in Social Work, which is 6.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 22% of students graduating from Limestone College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Limestone College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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.

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    254 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    184 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Limestone College is white (254 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (184 degrees).

0.82% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    137 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    120 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    117 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Limestone College is white female (137 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (120 degrees).

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Operations

Limestone College has an endowment valued at nearly $25.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.05M (7.96%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Limestone College had a total salary expenditure of $38.3M. Limestone College employs 26 Assistant professors, 25 Professors, and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at Limestone College are Female Assistant professors (15), Male Professors(14), and Female Lecturers (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Limestone College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 70 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 25 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.7M
2020 Endowment
3.75%
growth from 2019

Limestone College has an endowment valued at about $25.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Limestone College grew 3.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.1M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.47M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Limestone College received $4.47M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.3M
2020 Salaries
1.04%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Limestone College paid a median of $14.3M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($38.3M) and a 1.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.24% decline from 2018 and a 6.3% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.25M
Instructional Salaries
94
Number of Employees

In 2020, Limestone College paid a total of $5.25M to 94 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
26 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Limestone College were Assistant professor with 26 employees; Professor with 25 employees; and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Limestone College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 70 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees; and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Limestone College was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Male Professor with 14 employees, and Female Lecturer with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Limestone College.

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