Livingstone College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,453

3.01% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,655

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

28.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

47.8%

6,565 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,204

98.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

24.9%

99 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (28 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (22 degrees).

In 2016, 151 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Livingstone College. 51% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (142 degrees), 20.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,453, which is $-8,962 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,453, which is $-8,962 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,655.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 89% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,453

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Livingstone College was $15,453. The cost of tuition at Livingstone College is $-8,962 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$17,655

2016 Value

7.82%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Livingstone College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,655. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Livingstone College grew by 7.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,581

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Livingstone College was of $7,581 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 14.9% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Livingstone College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.13% with respect to 2015, 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.

28.8%

2015 Default Rate

169

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Livingstone College was 28.8%, which represents 169 out of the 587 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 6,565 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 43.5% annual growth. Out of those 6,565 applicants, 3,137 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,204 students enrolled at Livingstone College in 2016, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Livingstone College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,137

Accepted Out of 6,565

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Livingstone College was 47.8% (3,137 admissions from 6,565 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 43.5%, while admissions declined by -3.77%.

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SAT Scores

52%

Submission Percentage

197

Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Livingstone College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Livingstone College has a total enrollment of 1,204 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 1,188 students and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.8% Black or African American, 2.41% Two or More Races, 0.664% White, 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Livingstone College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (38.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (35.9%) and Two or More Races Female (1.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,204 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 1,188 and the part-time enrollment is 16. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

2016 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 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    900

  2. Two or More Races

    29

  3. White

    8

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College is 74.8% Black or African American, 2.41% Two or More Races, 0.664% White, 0.166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 257 students (21.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 3 more women than men received degrees from Livingstone College. The majority of degree recipients at Livingstone College are black or african american (142 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Livingstone College is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (28 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (22 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 (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees), and Protective Services (28 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 Livingstone College are Elementary & middle school teachers (232,157 people), Social workers (223,119 people), Miscellaneous managers (174,742 people), Police officers (138,341 people), and Postsecondary teachers (128,385 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees), Protective Services (28 degrees), English (5 degrees), and Math & Statistics (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees), Protective Services (28 degrees), English (5 degrees), and Math & Statistics (3 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 Livingstone College are Elementary & secondary schools (463,688 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (361,252 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (259,062 people), Hospitals (180,365 people), and Individual & family services (133,916 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (22 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees), Protective Services (28 degrees), English (5 degrees), and Math & Statistics (3 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Livingstone College was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 74

  2. 77

In 2016, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College, which is 0.961 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (77).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 18 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 4.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Livingstone College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 11% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Livingstone College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 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

    142 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Livingstone College is black or african american (142 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

4.64% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    72 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Livingstone College is black or african american female (72 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (70 degrees).

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Operations

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $534k (N/A%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Livingstone College had a total expenditure of $32.5M. Of that $32.5M, they spent $10.2M on salaries and $32.5M on benefits.

Livingstone College employs 28 Assistant professors, 26 Instructors, and 11 Professors. Most academics at Livingstone College are Female Assistant professors (16), Male Instructors(14), and Female Instructors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 27 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

100%

decline from 2014

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Livingstone College declined 100% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.6M 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. $3.95M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Livingstone College received $3.95M 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

Primary Expenses

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$10.2M

Salary Expenditure

$32.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Livingstone College had a total expenditure of $32.5M. Of that $32.5M, they spent $10.2M on salaries and $32.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Livingstone College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.2M

2015 Salaries

4.81%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Livingstone College paid a median of $10.2M in salaries, which represents 31.5% of their overall expenditure ($32.5M) and a 4.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.17% decline from 2013 and a 4.79% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.5M

Instructional Salaries

69

Number of Employees

In 2015, Livingstone College paid a total of $3.5M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

28 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

27 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Livingstone College were Assistant professor with 28 employees; Instructor with 26 employees; and Instructor with 11 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College were Office and Administrative Support with 27 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees; and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Livingstone College was Female Assistant professor with 16 employees, Male Instructor with 14 employees, and Female Instructor with 12 employees.

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

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