Livingstone College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,917
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,711
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
23.3%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
50.1%
6,084 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,122
98.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24.1%
85 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 (28 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (16 degrees).

In 2019, 148 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Livingstone College. 50.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (109 degrees), 3.41 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,917, which is $−11,363 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,917, which is $−11,363 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,711.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 91% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,917
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Livingstone College was $15,917. The cost of tuition at Livingstone College is $−11,363 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$17,711
2019 Value
5.26%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Livingstone College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,711. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Livingstone College grew by 5.26%.

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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 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3% 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

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Livingstone College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
23.3%
2017 Default Rate
138
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Livingstone College was 23.3%, which represents 138 out of the 592 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 6,084 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.5% annual decline. Out of those 6,084 applicants, 3,046 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,122 students enrolled at Livingstone College in 2019, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Livingstone College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,046
Accepted Out of 6,084

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Livingstone College was 50.1% (3,046 admissions from 6,084 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 41.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −11.5%, while admissions grew by 6.43%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
195
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Livingstone College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Livingstone College has a total enrollment of 1,122 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 1,110 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.1% Black or African American, 2.94% White, 0.713% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.624% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.178% Asian, 0% Hispanic or Latino, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Livingstone College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (45.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (43.3%) and White Female (1.53%). 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

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,122 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 1,110 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Livingstone College was 56%. 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
    1,000
  2. White
    33
  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    8

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College is 89.1% Black or African American, 2.94% White, 0.713% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.624% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.178% Asian, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 42 students (3.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2 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 (109 degrees awarded). There were 3.41 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 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 (28 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (16 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 Protective Services (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (12 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 (405,027 people), Other managers (225,491 people), Social workers, all other (198,796 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (185,838 people), and Postsecondary teachers (177,490 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Protective Services (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees), Biology (16 degrees), and English (4 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, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Protective Services (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees), Biology (16 degrees), and English (4 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 (564,250 people), Elementary & secondary schools (506,122 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (460,898 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (400,872 people), and Offices of physicians (227,842 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Protective Services (28 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (12 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees), Biology (16 degrees), and English (4 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. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Livingstone College was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

73
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
75
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College, which is 0.973 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (75).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.9 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Livingstone College in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.15 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 12% of students graduating from Livingstone College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Livingstone College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 14.1% 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
    109 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Livingstone College is black or african american (109 degrees awarded). There were 3.41 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (32 degrees).

21.6% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Male
    63 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    46 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Livingstone College is black or african american male (63 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (46 degrees).

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Operations

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.97M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $317k (6.38%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Livingstone College had a total salary expenditure of $30.2M. Livingstone College employs 24 Instructors, 19 Assistant professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Livingstone College are Male Instructors (12), Female Instructors(12), and Male Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.97M
2019 Endowment
4.95%
growth from 2018

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at about $4.97M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Livingstone College grew 4.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.7M 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. $3.46M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Livingstone College received $3.46M 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

$13.6M
2019 Salaries
18.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Livingstone College paid a median of $13.6M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($30.2M) and a 18.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.77% growth from 2017 and a 1.99% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.6M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2019, Livingstone College paid a total of $3.6M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Livingstone College were Instructor with 24 employees; Assistant professor with 19 employees; and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College were Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Livingstone College was Male Instructor with 12 employees, Female Instructor with 12 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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

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