Lynn University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,400

2.84% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$36,530

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.55%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

81.7%

3,514 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,842

85.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.8%

158 Graduates

About

Lynn University is a higher education institution located in Palm Beach County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lynn University were General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees awarded), International Business, Trade, & Commerce (35 degrees), and General Psychology (34 degrees).

In 2016, 766 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lynn University. 50.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (241 degrees), 1.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (146 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lynn University is $34,400, which is $14,240 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lynn University is $34,400, which is $14,240 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,530.

In 2016, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,400

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Lynn University was $34,400. The cost of tuition at Lynn University is $14,240 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$36,530

2016 Value

0.949%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Lynn University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,530. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Lynn University grew by 0.949%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,454

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lynn University was of $11,454 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 12.7% 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

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

29%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Lynn University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.56% with respect to 2015, when 72% 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.

6.55%

2015 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Lynn University was 6.55%, which represents 29 out of the 443 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

Lynn University received 3,514 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.79% annual decline. Out of those 3,514 applicants, 2,872 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,842 students enrolled at Lynn University in 2016, and 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lynn University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,872

Accepted Out of 3,514

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lynn University was 81.7% (2,872 admissions from 3,514 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -6.79%, while admissions grew by 0.279%.

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SAT Scores

27%

Submission Percentage

147

Scores Submitted

27% of enrolled first-time students at Lynn University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lynn University has a total enrollment of 2,842 students. The full-time enrollment at Lynn University is 2,426 students and the part-time enrollment is 416. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Lynn University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lynn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.6% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.61% Black or African American, 1.48% Asian, 1.13% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lynn University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.9%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (15.5%), followed by White Male (10.9%) and Black or African American Female (8.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lynn University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,842 students. The full-time enrollment at Lynn University is 2,426 and the part-time enrollment is 416. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Lynn University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%

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 Lynn University was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lynn University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,125

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    404

  3. Black or African American

    273

The enrolled student population at Lynn University is 39.6% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.61% Black or African American, 1.48% Asian, 1.13% Two or More Races, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 339 students (11.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2 more women than men received degrees from Lynn University. The majority of degree recipients at Lynn University are white (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (146 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lynn University is General Business Administration & Management (77 degrees awarded), followed by International Business, Trade, & Commerce (35 degrees) and General Psychology (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lynn University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (76 degrees awarded), Business (403 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 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 Lynn University are Accountants & auditors (1,123,893 people), Miscellaneous managers (940,465 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (467,831 people), Financial managers (459,535 people), and Chief executives & legislators (385,407 people).

The most specialized majors at Lynn University are Communications (76 degrees awarded), Business (403 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Psychology (67 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 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 Lynn University are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, Chief executives & legislators, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The most specialized majors at Lynn University are Communications (76 degrees awarded), Business (403 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Psychology (67 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 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 Lynn University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,025,454 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (656,879 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (642,238 people), Hospitals (599,951 people), and Banking & related activities (548,241 people).

The most specialized majors at Lynn University are Communications (76 degrees awarded), Business (403 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Psychology (67 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lynn University was General Business Administration & Management with 77 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 382

  2. 384

In 2016, 382 degrees were awarded to men at Lynn University, which is 0.995 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (384).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 174 degrees were awarded to men at Lynn University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.57 times more than the 111 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 111 degrees were awarded to women at Lynn University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.638 times less than the 174 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 36% of students graduating from Lynn University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lynn University is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.9% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    241 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    146 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lynn University is white (241 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (146 degrees).

19.1% of degree recipients (146 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    126 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    115 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lynn University is white male (126 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (115 degrees).

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Operations

Lynn University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $156k (0.643%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Lynn University had a total expenditure of $71.5M. Of that $71.5M, they spent $33.1M on salaries and $71.5M on benefits.

Lynn University employs 46 Assistant professors, 29 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Lynn University are Male Assistant professors (24), Female Assistant professors(22), and Male Associate professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lynn University are: Management, with 86 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, and Service with 75 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.3M

2015 Endowment

0.441%

decline from 2014

Lynn University has an endowment valued at about $24.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Lynn University declined 0.441% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.59M lower 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. $357k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Lynn University received $357k 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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$33.1M

Salary Expenditure

$71.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Lynn University had a total expenditure of $71.5M. Of that $71.5M, they spent $33.1M on salaries and $71.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$33.1M

2015 Salaries

8.78%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Lynn University paid a median of $33.1M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($71.5M) and a 8.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.2% decline from 2013 and a 4.84% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.49M

Instructional Salaries

102

Number of Employees

In 2015, Lynn University paid a total of $6.49M to 102 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

46 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

86 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lynn University were Assistant professor with 46 employees; Associate professor with 29 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lynn University were Management with 86 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees; and Service with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lynn University was Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Male Associate professor with 17 employees.

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

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