Livingstone College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,917
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,016
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
30.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69%
5,395 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
845
99.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
27.8%
126 Graduates

About

Livingstone College is a higher education institution located in Rowan County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Livingstone College were General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (23 degrees).

In 2020, 179 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Livingstone College. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (155 degrees), 14.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,917, which is $−12,483 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,917, which is $−12,483 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,016.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Livingstone College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,917
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Livingstone College was $15,917. The cost of tuition at Livingstone College is $−12,483 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$16,016
2020 Value
9.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Livingstone College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,016. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Livingstone College grew by 9.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,028
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Livingstone College was of $5,028 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. 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

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Livingstone College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
30.6%
2018 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Livingstone College was 30.6%, which represents 174 out of the 568 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

Livingstone College received 5,395 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.3% annual decline. Out of those 5,395 applicants, 3,720 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69% acceptance rate.

There were 845 students enrolled at Livingstone College in 2020, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Livingstone College has an overall enrollment yield of 5.59%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,720
Accepted Out of 5,395

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Livingstone College was 69% (3,720 admissions from 5,395 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 50.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −11.3%, while admissions grew by 22.1%.

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage
93
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

Livingstone College has a total enrollment of 845 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 838 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.9% Black or African American, 3.79% Two or More Races, 1.42% White, 0.828% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.237% Asian, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Livingstone College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (46.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (42.7%) and Two or More Races Male (1.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 845 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 838 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.2% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

47%
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 Livingstone College was 47%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Livingstone College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    751
  2. Two or More Races
    32
  3. White
    12

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College is 88.9% Black or African American, 3.79% Two or More Races, 1.42% White, 0.828% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.237% Asian, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Hispanic or Latino. 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 15 more women than men received degrees from Livingstone College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Livingstone College is black or african american (155 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Livingstone College is General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (26 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Livingstone College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (26 degrees), and Math & Statistics (7 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 Livingstone College are Physicians (388,938 people), Other managers (189,447 people), Social workers, all other (169,310 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (165,978 people), and Postsecondary teachers (165,057 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (26 degrees), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), and Biology (16 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 Livingstone College are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (26 degrees), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), and Biology (16 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 Livingstone College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (551,005 people), Elementary & secondary schools (400,437 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (372,239 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (354,248 people), and Offices of physicians (196,562 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (20 degrees awarded), Protective Services (26 degrees), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), and Biology (16 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 Livingstone College.
Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Livingstone College was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

82
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
97
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College, which is 0.845 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (97).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.64 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 17 degrees were awarded to women at Livingstone College in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.89 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 16% of students graduating from Livingstone College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 Livingstone College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 9.52% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    155 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Livingstone College is black or african american (155 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (11 degrees).

6.15% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    84 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Livingstone College is black or african american female (84 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.34M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $142k (2.67%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Livingstone College had a total salary expenditure of $31.5M. Livingstone College employs 23 Instructors, 19 Assistant professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Livingstone College are Male Instructors (14), Female Assistant professors(11), and Female Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 24 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.34M
2020 Endowment
7.39%
growth from 2019

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at about $5.34M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Livingstone College grew 7.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.5M 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. $7.57M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Livingstone College received $7.57M 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
4.72%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Livingstone College paid a median of $14.3M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($31.5M) and a 4.72% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.5% growth from 2018 and a 4.77% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$3.4M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2020, Livingstone College paid a total of $3.4M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.8% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
43 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Livingstone College were Instructor with 23 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College were Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Livingstone College was Male Instructor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, and Female Instructor with 9 employees.

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

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