University of Lynchburg

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,910
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,386
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
97.3%
3,694 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,692
82.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
57%
292 Graduates

About

University of Lynchburg is a higher education institution located in Lynchburg city, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Lynchburg were Registered Nursing (43 degrees awarded), Exercise Physiology (36 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees).

In 2020, 951 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Lynchburg. 63.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (669 degrees), 7.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Lynchburg is $40,910, which is $18,380 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Lynchburg is $40,910, which is $18,380 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,386.

In 2020, 99% of undergraduate students attending University of Lynchburg received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,910
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Lynchburg was $40,910. The cost of tuition at University of Lynchburg is $18,380 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$24,386
2020 Value
2.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Lynchburg had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,386. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Lynchburg grew by 2.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,450
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Lynchburg was of $11,450 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 6.02% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at University of Lynchburg received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.79% with respect to 2019, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

University of Lynchburg received 3,694 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 17.5% annual decline. Out of those 3,694 applicants, 3,593 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,692 students enrolled at University of Lynchburg in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Lynchburg has an overall enrollment yield of 12.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,593
Accepted Out of 3,694

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Lynchburg was 97.3% (3,593 admissions from 3,694 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −17.5%, while admissions declined by −11.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Lynchburg in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Lynchburg has a total enrollment of 2,692 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Lynchburg is 2,233 students and the part-time enrollment is 459. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at University of Lynchburg are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Lynchburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 6.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0743% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Lynchburg in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.5%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Lynchburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,692 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Lynchburg is 2,233 and the part-time enrollment is 459. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at University of Lynchburg are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 University of Lynchburg was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Lynchburg had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,910
  2. Black or African American
    307
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    174

The enrolled student population at University of Lynchburg is 71% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 6.46% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.34% Asian, 0.26% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0743% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 111 students (4.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 257 more women than men received degrees from University of Lynchburg. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Lynchburg is white (669 degrees awarded). There were 7.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Lynchburg is Registered Nursing (43 degrees awarded), followed by Exercise Physiology (36 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (34 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Lynchburg, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Health (475 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 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 University of Lynchburg are Registered nurses (1,399,339 people), Physicians (507,455 people), Other managers (364,727 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (329,195 people), and Postsecondary teachers (255,141 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Lynchburg are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Health (475 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), Biology (72 degrees), and Social Sciences (59 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 University of Lynchburg are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Lynchburg are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Health (475 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), Biology (72 degrees), and Social Sciences (59 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 University of Lynchburg are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,985,698 people), Elementary & secondary schools (630,556 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (583,435 people), Offices of physicians (388,194 people), and Outpatient care centers (340,062 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Lynchburg are Natural Resources & Conservation (20 degrees awarded), Health (475 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), Biology (72 degrees), and Social Sciences (59 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 University of Lynchburg.
Most Common
  1. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Lynchburg was Registered Nursing with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

347
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
604
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 347 degrees were awarded to men at University of Lynchburg, which is 0.575 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (604).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 130 degrees were awarded to men at University of Lynchburg in Physician Assistant, which is 0.718 times less than the 181 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 181 degrees were awarded to women at University of Lynchburg in Physician Assistant, which is 1.39 times more than the 130 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% of students graduating from University of Lynchburg completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Lynchburg is Female and Two or More Races (76.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.37% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    669 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Lynchburg is white (669 degrees awarded). There were 7.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (91 degrees).

6.52% of degree recipients (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    414 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    255 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Lynchburg is white female (414 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (255 degrees).

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Operations

University of Lynchburg has an endowment valued at nearly $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.0839%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Lynchburg had a total salary expenditure of $75.1M. University of Lynchburg employs 67 Assistant professors, 61 Associate professors, and 48 Professors. Most academics at University of Lynchburg are Female Assistant professors (43), Female Associate professors(31), and Male Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Lynchburg are: Service, with 82 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 56 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$109M
2020 Endowment
3.2%
decline from 2019

University of Lynchburg has an endowment valued at about $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Lynchburg declined 3.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $69.7M 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. $3.12M - Federal
  2. $336k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Lynchburg received $3.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $336k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.9M
2020 Salaries
1.94%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Lynchburg paid a median of $35.9M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($75.1M) and a 1.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.65% growth from 2018 and a 2.52% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M
Instructional Salaries
184
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Lynchburg paid a total of $13.9M to 184 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
82 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Lynchburg were Assistant professor with 67 employees; Associate professor with 61 employees; and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Lynchburg were Service with 82 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Lynchburg was Female Assistant professor with 43 employees, Female Associate professor with 31 employees, and Male Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Lynchburg.

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