Lincoln Memorial University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,040
3.78% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,251
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.76%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
68.5%
1,630 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,885
82.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
52.9%
108 Graduates

About

Lincoln Memorial University is a higher education institution located in Claiborne County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lincoln Memorial University were Registered Nursing (158 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (25 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (25 degrees).

In 2020, 1,642 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lincoln Memorial University. 68.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,182 degrees), 4.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (264 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $23,040, which is $510 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $23,040, which is $510 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,251.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Lincoln Memorial University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,040
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University was $23,040. The cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $510 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$22,251
2020 Value
9.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lincoln Memorial University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,251. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lincoln Memorial University grew by 9.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,625
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lincoln Memorial University was of $6,625 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.92% 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

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Lincoln Memorial University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.13% with respect to 2019, when 94% 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.
3.76%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lincoln Memorial University was 3.76%, which represents 50 out of the 1330 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

Lincoln Memorial University received 1,630 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.23% annual growth. Out of those 1,630 applicants, 1,117 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,885 students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in 2020, and 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lincoln Memorial University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,117
Accepted Out of 1,630

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lincoln Memorial University was 68.5% (1,117 admissions from 1,630 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 49.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.23%, while admissions grew by 45.4%.

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage
45
Scores Submitted

19% of enrolled first-time students at Lincoln Memorial University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lincoln Memorial University has a total enrollment of 4,885 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 4,011 students and the part-time enrollment is 874. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.4% White, 7.14% Asian, 5.49% Black or African American, 0.901% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.164% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.5%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.1%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Asian Female (6.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,885 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 4,011 and the part-time enrollment is 874. This means that 82.1% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Lincoln Memorial University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lincoln Memorial University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,682
  2. Asian
    349
  3. Black or African American
    268

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University is 75.4% White, 7.14% Asian, 5.49% Black or African American, 0.901% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.164% Hispanic or Latino, 0.0205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 439 students (8.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 594 more women than men received degrees from Lincoln Memorial University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lincoln Memorial University is white (1,182 degrees awarded). There were 4.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (264 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University is Registered Nursing (158 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (25 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lincoln Memorial University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (80 degrees awarded), Education (306 degrees), and Biology (115 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 Lincoln Memorial University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,777,961 people), Registered nurses (1,406,628 people), Physicians (490,159 people), Secondary school teachers (415,937 people), and Education administrators (280,751 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Legal (80 degrees awarded), Education (306 degrees), Biology (115 degrees), Health (591 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 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 Lincoln Memorial University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Legal (80 degrees awarded), Education (306 degrees), Biology (115 degrees), Health (591 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 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 Lincoln Memorial University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,970,948 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,963,791 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (552,008 people), Offices of physicians (381,423 people), and Outpatient care centers (334,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Legal (80 degrees awarded), Education (306 degrees), Biology (115 degrees), Health (591 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 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 Lincoln Memorial University.
Most Common
  1. 158 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 25 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University was Registered Nursing with 158 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

524
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,118
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 524 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University, which is 0.469 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,118).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.142 times less than the 351 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 351 degrees were awarded to women at Lincoln Memorial University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.02 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 55% of students graduating from Lincoln Memorial University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lincoln Memorial University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 6.48% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,182 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    264 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lincoln Memorial University is white (1,182 degrees awarded). There were 4.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (264 degrees).

16.1% of degree recipients (264 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    821 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    361 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lincoln Memorial University is white female (821 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (361 degrees).

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Operations

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Lincoln Memorial University had a total salary expenditure of $129M. Lincoln Memorial University employs 72 Assistant professors, 41 Associate professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Lincoln Memorial University are Female Assistant professors (40), Male Assistant professors(32), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University are: Management, with 119 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.3M
2020 Endowment
0.186%
decline from 2019

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at about $41.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lincoln Memorial University declined 0.186% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.71M 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. $4.15M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lincoln Memorial University received $4.15M 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

$60.5M
2020 Salaries
8.63%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lincoln Memorial University paid a median of $60.5M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($129M) and a 8.63% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.79% growth from 2018 and a 11% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
138
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lincoln Memorial University paid a total of $10.3M to 138 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
72 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
119 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Assistant professor with 72 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Management with 119 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees; and Service with 60 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 Lincoln Memorial University was Female Assistant professor with 40 employees, Male Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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