Lindenwood University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,000
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,054
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.09%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
92.1%
2,695 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,382
66.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.8%
547 Graduates

About

Lindenwood University is a higher education institution located in St. Charles County, MO. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lindenwood University were General Business (302 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (99 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (90 degrees).

In 2020, 2,889 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lindenwood University. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,713 degrees), 4.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lindenwood University is $18,000, which is $−10,563 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Lindenwood University is $18,000, which is $−10,563 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,054.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Lindenwood University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,000
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lindenwood University was $18,000. The cost of tuition at Lindenwood University is $−10,563 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$18,054
2020 Value
0.911%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lindenwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,054. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lindenwood University grew by 0.911%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,180
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lindenwood University was of $11,180 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Lindenwood University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.27% with respect to 2019, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.09%
2018 Default Rate
140
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lindenwood University was 4.09%, which represents 140 out of the 3421 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Lindenwood University received 2,695 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 30.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,695 applicants, 2,483 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.1% acceptance rate.

There were 7,382 students enrolled at Lindenwood University in 2020, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lindenwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,483
Accepted Out of 2,695

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lindenwood University was 92.1% (2,483 admissions from 2,695 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 87.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −30.9%, while admissions declined by −27.3%.

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage
171
Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Lindenwood University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Lindenwood University has a total enrollment of 7,382 students. The full-time enrollment at Lindenwood University is 4,942 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,440. This means that 66.9% of students enrolled at Lindenwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lindenwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 4.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.98% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.582% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.501% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Lindenwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.8%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.72%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.4%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lindenwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,382 students. The full-time enrollment at Lindenwood University is 4,942 and the part-time enrollment is 2,440. This means that 66.9% of students enrolled at Lindenwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Lindenwood University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), Lindenwood University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,464
  2. Black or African American
    1,174
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    299

The enrolled student population at Lindenwood University is 60.5% White, 15.9% Black or African American, 4.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.98% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.582% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.501% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 547 students (7.41%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 591 more women than men received degrees from Lindenwood University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lindenwood University is white (1,713 degrees awarded). There were 4.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lindenwood University is General Business (302 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (99 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (90 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lindenwood University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees awarded), Education (579 degrees), and English (105 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,992,835 people), Accountants & auditors (1,078,928 people), Other managers (813,236 people), Financial managers (487,942 people), and Secondary school teachers (486,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees awarded), Education (579 degrees), English (105 degrees), Communications (135 degrees), and Business (877 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 Lindenwood University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees awarded), Education (579 degrees), English (105 degrees), Communications (135 degrees), and Business (877 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 Lindenwood University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,388,810 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (726,069 people), Computer Systems Design (556,816 people), Banking & related activities (539,773 people), and Insurance carriers (503,398 people).

The most specialized majors at Lindenwood University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (173 degrees awarded), Education (579 degrees), English (105 degrees), Communications (135 degrees), and Business (877 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 302 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 90 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lindenwood University was General Business with 302 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,149
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,740
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,149 degrees were awarded to men at Lindenwood University, which is 0.66 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,740).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 204 degrees were awarded to men at Lindenwood University in General Business, which is 1.07 times more than the 190 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 190 degrees were awarded to women at Lindenwood University in General Business, which is 0.931 times less than the 204 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 33% of students graduating from Lindenwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 (56.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lindenwood University is Female and White (56.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 6.03% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,713 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    412 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    287 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lindenwood University is white (1,713 degrees awarded). There were 4.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (412 degrees).

9.93% of degree recipients (287 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,047 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    666 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    283 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lindenwood University is white female (1,047 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (666 degrees).

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Lindenwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $165M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.18M (1.92%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Lindenwood University had a total salary expenditure of $137M. Lindenwood University employs 71 Associate professors, 66 Professors, and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lindenwood University are Female Associate professors (36), Female Professors(35), and Male Associate professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lindenwood University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 108 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 93 employees, and Management with 63 employees.

Endowment

$165M
2020 Endowment
1.75%
decline from 2019

Lindenwood University has an endowment valued at about $165M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lindenwood University declined 1.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $141M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.66M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lindenwood University received $7.66M 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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Salary Expenditure

$65.3M
2020 Salaries
6.22%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Lindenwood University paid a median of $65.3M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($137M) and a 6.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.57% decline from 2018 and a 2.72% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.1M
Instructional Salaries
200
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lindenwood University paid a total of $17.1M to 200 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
71 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
108 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lindenwood University were Associate professor with 71 employees; Professor with 66 employees; and Professor with 45 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lindenwood University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 108 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees; and Management with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

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

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

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