Long Island University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,452
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,436
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.62%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
13,328 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
15,546
52.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43%
735 Graduates

About

Long Island University is a higher education institution located in Nassau County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Long Island University were Registered Nursing (317 degrees awarded), Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (187 degrees), and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (134 degrees).

In 2019, 3,996 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Long Island University. 70.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,442 degrees), 2.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (661 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Long Island University is $36,452, which is $14,426 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Long Island University is $36,452, which is $14,426 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,436.

In 2019, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,452
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Long Island University was $36,452. The cost of tuition at Long Island University is $14,426 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$25,436
2019 Value
4.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Long Island University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,436. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Long Island University grew by 4.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$19,510
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Long Island University was of $19,510 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.775% 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

50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Long Island University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.66% with respect to 2018, when 53% 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.
6.62%
2017 Default Rate
269
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Long Island University was 6.62%, which represents 269 out of the 4063 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

Long Island University received 13,328 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.34% annual decline. Out of those 13,328 applicants, 10,675 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 15,546 students enrolled at Long Island University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Long Island University has an overall enrollment yield of 12%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,675
Accepted Out of 13,328

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Long Island University was 80.1% (10,675 admissions from 13,328 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −8.34%, while admissions declined by −2.8%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
1,105
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Long Island University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Long Island University has a total enrollment of 15,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Long Island University is 8,204 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,342. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at Long Island University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Long Island University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.2% White, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 10% Asian, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Long Island University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.9%), followed by White Male (13%) and Black or African American Female (9.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (9.29%) and White Male (9.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Long Island University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Long Island University is 8,204 and the part-time enrollment is 7,342. This means that 52.8% of students enrolled at Long Island University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Long Island University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Long Island University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,713
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,002
  3. Black or African American
    1,778

The enrolled student population at Long Island University is 43.2% White, 12.9% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 10% Asian, 1.93% Two or More Races, 0.232% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 2,609 students (16.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1622 more women than men received degrees from Long Island University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Long Island University is white (1,442 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (661 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Long Island University is Registered Nursing (317 degrees awarded), followed by Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (187 degrees) and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (134 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Long Island University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (103 degrees awarded), Education (697 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (193 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 Long Island University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,470,199 people), Registered nurses (1,411,894 people), Secondary school teachers (476,652 people), Education administrators (262,208 people), and Special education teachers (211,233 people).

The most specialized majors at Long Island University are Library Science (103 degrees awarded), Education (697 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (193 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Health (1,593 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 Long Island University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Long Island University are Library Science (103 degrees awarded), Education (697 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (193 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Health (1,593 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 Long Island University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,832,513 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,559,707 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,086 people), Outpatient care centers (301,429 people), and Offices of physicians (243,644 people).

The most specialized majors at Long Island University are Library Science (103 degrees awarded), Education (697 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (193 degrees), Communication Technologies (27 degrees), and Health (1,593 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 Long Island University.
Most Common
  1. 317 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 187 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 134 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Long Island University was Registered Nursing with 317 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,187
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,809
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,187 degrees were awarded to men at Long Island University, which is 0.423 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,809).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Long Island University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.26 times more than the 108 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 281 degrees were awarded to women at Long Island University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.69 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from Long Island University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (59.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Long Island University is Female and White (59.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 6.26% of graduates (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,442 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    661 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    639 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Long Island University is white (1,442 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (661 degrees).

16.5% of degree recipients (661 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,016 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    491 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    426 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Long Island University is white female (1,016 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (491 degrees).

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Operations

Long Island University has an endowment valued at nearly $239M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.9M (1.21%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Long Island University had a total salary expenditure of $327M. Long Island University employs 173 Associate professors, 151 Professors, and 132 Assistant professors. Most academics at Long Island University are Male Professors (91), Female Associate professors(87), and Male Associate professors (86).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Long Island University are: Management, with 329 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 177 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 98 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$239M
2019 Endowment
2.71%
growth from 2018

Long Island University has an endowment valued at about $239M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Long Island University grew 2.71% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $200M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.11M - Federal
  2. $5.34M - State
  3. $569k - Local

As of 2019, Long Island University received $7.11M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.34M from state grants and contracts, and $569k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$141M
2019 Salaries
6.17%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Long Island University paid a median of $141M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($327M) and a 6.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 133% growth from 2017 and a 16.3% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$50.5M
Instructional Salaries
467
Number of Employees

In 2019, Long Island University paid a total of $50.5M to 467 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
173 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
329 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Long Island University were Associate professor with 173 employees; Professor with 151 employees; and Professor with 132 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Long Island University were Management with 329 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 177 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 98 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Long Island University was Male Professor with 91 employees, Female Associate professor with 87 employees, and Male Associate professor with 86 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Long Island University.

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