Lincoln Memorial University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,200
3.35% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,374
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.81%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
49.6%
1,549 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,867
79.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.8%
119 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 (150 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (24 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (16 degrees).

In 2019, 1,592 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lincoln Memorial University. 67.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,241 degrees), 7.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $22,200, which is $174 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $22,200, which is $174 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,374.

In 2019, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$22,200
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University was $22,200. The cost of tuition at Lincoln Memorial University is $174 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,374
2019 Value
25.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lincoln Memorial University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,374. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lincoln Memorial University grew by 25.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,500
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lincoln Memorial University was of $6,500 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.18% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Lincoln Memorial University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.17% with respect to 2018, when 92% 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.
3.81%
2017 Default Rate
49
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lincoln Memorial University was 3.81%, which represents 49 out of the 1287 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 1,549 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 21% annual decline. Out of those 1,549 applicants, 768 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,867 students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University in 2019, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lincoln Memorial University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
768
Accepted Out of 1,549

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lincoln Memorial University was 49.6% (768 admissions from 1,549 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 59.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −21%, while admissions declined by −34.4%.

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage
29
Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at Lincoln Memorial University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lincoln Memorial University has a total enrollment of 4,867 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 3,883 students and the part-time enrollment is 984. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.1% White, 6.21% Asian, 5.53% Black or African American, 0.884% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.247% 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 (56.9%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Female (3.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Asian Female (5.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,867 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Memorial University is 3,883 and the part-time enrollment is 984. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Lincoln Memorial University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2019 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    3,704
  2. Asian
    302
  3. Black or African American
    269

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Memorial University is 76.1% White, 6.21% Asian, 5.53% Black or African American, 0.884% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.247% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 546 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 (1,241 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University is Registered Nursing (150 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (24 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (16 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 (68 degrees awarded), Education (304 degrees), and Health (895 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 (1,525,767 people), Registered nurses (1,484,950 people), Secondary school teachers (545,373 people), Physicians (498,162 people), and Education administrators (285,050 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Legal (68 degrees awarded), Education (304 degrees), Health (895 degrees), Biology (118 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Legal (68 degrees awarded), Education (304 degrees), Health (895 degrees), Biology (118 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 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 (2,968,171 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,973,562 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (574,747 people), Offices of physicians (439,077 people), and Outpatient care centers (364,439 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Memorial University are Legal (68 degrees awarded), Education (304 degrees), Health (895 degrees), Biology (118 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 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. 150 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 24 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lincoln Memorial University was Registered Nursing with 150 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

523
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,069
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 523 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University, which is 0.489 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,069).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 146 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Memorial University in Osteopathic Medicine, which is 1.52 times more than the 96 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 341 degrees were awarded to women at Lincoln Memorial University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.26 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% of students graduating from Lincoln Memorial University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lincoln Memorial University is Male and Black or African American (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.04% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,241 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    159 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lincoln Memorial University is white (1,241 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

9.99% of degree recipients (159 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    846 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    395 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lincoln Memorial University is white female (846 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (395 degrees).

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Operations

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Lincoln Memorial University had a total salary expenditure of $121M. Lincoln Memorial University employs 74 Assistant professors, 25 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Lincoln Memorial University are Male Assistant professors (37), Female Assistant professors(37), and Male Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University are: Management, with 107 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, and Service with 62 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.4M
2019 Endowment
4.38%
growth from 2018

Lincoln Memorial University has an endowment valued at about $41.4M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lincoln Memorial University grew 4.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.93M 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. $3.77M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Lincoln Memorial University received $3.77M 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

$55.7M
2019 Salaries
2.79%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lincoln Memorial University paid a median of $55.7M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 2.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11% growth from 2017 and a 12.9% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.47M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lincoln Memorial University paid a total of $8.47M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
107 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Assistant professor with 74 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University were Management with 107 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees; and Service with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lincoln Memorial University was Male Assistant professor with 37 employees, Female Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Male Associate professor with 14 employees.

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