Livingstone College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,453

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,061

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.4%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

37.2%

7,295 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,150

99.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.3%

89 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 (34 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (17 degrees).

In 2017, 153 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Livingstone College. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (124 degrees), 5.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,453, which is $-9,741 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Livingstone College is $15,453, which is $-9,741 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,061.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 93% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,453

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Livingstone College was $15,453. The cost of tuition at Livingstone College is $-9,741 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$17,061

2017 Value

3.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Livingstone College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,061. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Livingstone College grew by 3.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,882

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Livingstone College was of $4,882 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 35.6% between 2016 and 2017. 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

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Livingstone College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.15% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

14.4%

2016 Default Rate

91

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Livingstone College was 14.4%, which represents 91 out of the 631 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 7,295 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.1% annual growth. Out of those 7,295 applicants, 2,717 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,150 students enrolled at Livingstone College in 2017, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Livingstone College has an overall enrollment yield of 13.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

37.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,717

Accepted Out of 7,295

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Livingstone College was 37.2% (2,717 admissions from 7,295 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 47.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 11.1%, while admissions declined by -13.4%.

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SAT Scores

56%

Submission Percentage

203

Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Livingstone College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Livingstone College has a total enrollment of 1,150 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 1,140 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.7% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.957% White, 0.348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.087% Asian, 0.087% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Livingstone College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (41.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (37.9%) and Two or More Races Male (2.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Livingstone College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,150 students. The full-time enrollment at Livingstone College is 1,140 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 99.1% of students enrolled at Livingstone College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

42%

2017 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 42%. 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

    916

  2. Two or More Races

    39

  3. White

    11

The enrolled student population at Livingstone College is 79.7% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.957% White, 0.348% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.087% Asian, 0.087% American Indian or Alaska Native, 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 165 students (14.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 5 more women than men received degrees from Livingstone College. The majority of degree recipients at Livingstone College are black or african american (124 degrees awarded). There were 5.9 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Livingstone College is General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (25 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (17 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 (16 degrees awarded), Protective Services (25 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 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 (430,851 people), Social workers, all other (281,646 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (275,057 people), Other managers (234,317 people), and Postsecondary teachers (177,379 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees awarded), Protective Services (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Psychology (11 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, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees awarded), Protective Services (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Psychology (11 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 (703,162 people), Elementary & secondary schools (629,092 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (461,045 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (403,148 people), and Outpatient care centers (277,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Livingstone College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees awarded), Protective Services (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Psychology (11 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Livingstone College was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 74

  2. 79

In 2017, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College, which is 0.937 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (79).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Livingstone College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.27 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Livingstone College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.789 times less than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (31.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Livingstone College is Female and Black or African American (31.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.62% of graduates (5 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

    124 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Livingstone College is black or african american (124 degrees awarded). There were 5.9 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (21 degrees).

13.7% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    67 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    57 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Livingstone College is black or african american female (67 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 (57 degrees).

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Operations

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.12M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $50.6k (1.62%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Livingstone College had a total salary expenditure of $29.5M. Livingstone College employs 25 Instructors, 21 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Livingstone College are Male Instructors (16), Female Assistant professors(12), and Female Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.12M

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Livingstone College has an endowment valued at about $3.12M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Livingstone College grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34M 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. $3.92M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Livingstone College received $3.92M 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

$11M

2017 Salaries

1.99%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Livingstone College paid a median of $11M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($29.5M) and a 1.99% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.44% growth from 2015 and a 4.81% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.46M

Instructional Salaries

66

Number of Employees

In 2017, Livingstone College paid a total of $3.46M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

45 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Livingstone College were Instructor with 25 employees; Assistant professor with 21 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Livingstone College were Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Livingstone College was Male Instructor with 16 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Instructor with 9 employees.

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

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