Longwood University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,940
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,636
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.56%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
89.9%
4,431 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,468
80.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
68.5%
688 Graduates

About

Longwood University is a higher education institution located in Prince Edward County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Longwood University were General Business Administration & Management (142 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (140 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees).

In 2019, 1,124 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Longwood University. 71.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (853 degrees), 9.48 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Longwood University is $7,940, which is $-14,086 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Longwood University is $7,940, which is $-14,086 less 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 $19,636.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,940
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Longwood University was $7,940. The cost of tuition at Longwood University is $-14,086 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,636
2019 Value
0.532%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Longwood University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,636. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Longwood University grew by 0.532%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,890
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Longwood University was of $10,890 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 4.51% 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

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Longwood University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 14.8% with respect to 2018, when 54% 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.
5.56%
2017 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Longwood University was 5.56%, which represents 56 out of the 1008 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

Longwood University received 4,431 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.2% annual decline. Out of those 4,431 applicants, 3,983 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,468 students enrolled at Longwood University in 2019, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Longwood University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,983
Accepted Out of 4,431

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Longwood University was 89.9% (3,983 admissions from 4,431 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 89.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -14.2%, while admissions declined by -13.4%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
760
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at Longwood University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Longwood University has a total enrollment of 4,468 students. The full-time enrollment at Longwood University is 3,581 students and the part-time enrollment is 887. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Longwood University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Longwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.1% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 5.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0448% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Longwood University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.6%), followed by White Male (23.8%) and Black or African American Female (6.25%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (70.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (10.6%) and White Male (6.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Longwood University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,468 students. The full-time enrollment at Longwood University is 3,581 and the part-time enrollment is 887. This means that 80.1% of students enrolled at Longwood University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Longwood University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Longwood University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,313
  2. Black or African American
    463
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    249

The enrolled student population at Longwood University is 74.1% White, 10.4% Black or African American, 5.57% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Two or More Races, 1.05% Asian, 0.246% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0448% 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, 125 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 482 more women than men received degrees from Longwood University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Longwood University is white (853 degrees awarded). There were 9.48 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Longwood University is General Business Administration & Management (142 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (140 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Longwood University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (47 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 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 Longwood University are Other managers (232,532 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (168,361 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (155,846 people), Police officers (150,022 people), and Secondary school teachers (102,792 people).

The most specialized majors at Longwood University are History (47 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Communications (64 degrees), and Protective Services (67 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 Longwood University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Longwood University are History (47 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Communications (64 degrees), and Protective Services (67 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 Longwood University are Elementary & secondary schools (407,403 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (394,658 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (252,893 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (156,509 people), and Computer Systems Design (150,959 people).

The most specialized majors at Longwood University are History (47 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees), Communications (64 degrees), and Protective Services (67 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 Longwood University.
Most Common
  1. 142 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 140 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Longwood University was General Business Administration & Management with 142 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

321
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
803
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 321 degrees were awarded to men at Longwood University, which is 0.4 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (803).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 93 degrees were awarded to men at Longwood University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.39 times more than the 67 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 134 degrees were awarded to women at Longwood University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 22.3 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 48% of students graduating from Longwood University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Longwood University is Male and Asian (100% 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, 2.62% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    853 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Longwood University is white (853 degrees awarded). There were 9.48 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

4.27% of degree recipients (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    625 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Longwood University is white female (625 degrees awarded). There were 2.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (228 degrees).

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Operations

Longwood University has an endowment valued at nearly $73.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $180k (0.245%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Longwood University had a total salary expenditure of $136M. Longwood University employs 95 Assistant professors, 78 Associate professors, and 52 Professors. Most academics at Longwood University are Female Assistant professors (54), Male Assistant professors(41), and Male Associate professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Longwood University are: Management, with 110 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 85 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$73.6M
2019 Endowment
1.7%
growth from 2018

Longwood University has an endowment valued at about $73.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Longwood University grew 1.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.1M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.39M - Federal
  2. $669k - State
  3. $92.9k - Local

As of 2019, Longwood University received $1.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $669k from state grants and contracts, and $92.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.1M
2019 Salaries
3.15%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Longwood University paid a median of $51.1M in salaries, which represents 37.5% of their overall expenditure ($136M) and a 3.15% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.48% growth from 2017 and a 2.17% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$18.7M
Instructional Salaries
267
Number of Employees

In 2019, Longwood University paid a total of $18.7M to 267 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
110 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Longwood University were Assistant professor with 95 employees; Associate professor with 78 employees; and Associate professor with 52 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Longwood University were Management with 110 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Longwood University was Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Male Associate professor with 40 employees.

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

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