University of Lynchburg

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,720
3.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,987
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
91%
4,477 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,956
80.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
61.2%
315 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 Criminology (43 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (42 degrees), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (36 degrees).

In 2019, 892 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Lynchburg. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (637 degrees), 7.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Lynchburg is $39,720, which is $17,694 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Lynchburg is $39,720, which is $17,694 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 $24,987.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,720
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Lynchburg was $39,720. The cost of tuition at University of Lynchburg is $17,694 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$24,987
2019 Value
1.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Lynchburg had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,987. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Lynchburg grew by 1.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,800
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Lynchburg was of $10,800 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.12% 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

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at University of Lynchburg received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

University of Lynchburg received 4,477 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a InfinityM% annual growth. Out of those 4,477 applicants, 4,076 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91% acceptance rate.

There were 2,956 students enrolled at University of Lynchburg in 2019, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Lynchburg has an overall enrollment yield of 11.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,076
Accepted Out of 4,477

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Lynchburg was 91% (4,076 admissions from 4,477 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2019, the number of applicants grew by InfinityM%, while admissions grew by InfinityM%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
430
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at University of Lynchburg in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Lynchburg has a total enrollment of 2,956 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Lynchburg is 2,374 students and the part-time enrollment is 582. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at University of Lynchburg are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Lynchburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.2% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 5.24% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0677% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Lynchburg in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46%), followed by White Male (29%) and Black or African American Female (6.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (23.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.96%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Lynchburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,956 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Lynchburg is 2,374 and the part-time enrollment is 582. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at University of Lynchburg 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 University of Lynchburg was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    2,045
  2. Black or African American
    320
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    155

The enrolled student population at University of Lynchburg is 69.2% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 5.24% Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.237% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0677% 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, 248 students (8.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 216 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 (637 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Lynchburg is Criminology (43 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (42 degrees) and Teacher Education & Professional Development (36 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 (17 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), and Biology (66 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 University of Lynchburg are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,596,313 people), Secondary school teachers (608,025 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (427,934 people), Physicians (425,972 people), and Other managers (412,279 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Lynchburg are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), Biology (66 degrees), Social Sciences (80 degrees), and History (12 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at University of Lynchburg are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), Biology (66 degrees), Social Sciences (80 degrees), and History (12 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 University of Lynchburg are Elementary & secondary schools (3,082,970 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (693,959 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (604,332 people), Legal services (333,233 people), and Computer Systems Design (258,873 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Lynchburg are Natural Resources & Conservation (17 degrees awarded), Education (127 degrees), Biology (66 degrees), Social Sciences (80 degrees), and History (12 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. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Lynchburg was Criminology with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

338
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
554
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 338 degrees were awarded to men at University of Lynchburg, which is 0.61 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (554).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 71 degrees were awarded to men at University of Lynchburg in Physician Assistant, which is 0.747 times less than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 95 degrees were awarded to women at University of Lynchburg in Physician Assistant, which is 1.34 times more than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 51% of students graduating from University of Lynchburg completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Lynchburg is Female 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, 2.22% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    637 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Lynchburg is white (637 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

7.51% of degree recipients (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    393 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    244 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Lynchburg is white female (393 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (244 degrees).

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Operations

University of Lynchburg has an endowment valued at nearly $113M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.27M (6.44%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, University of Lynchburg had a total salary expenditure of $74.1M. University of Lynchburg employs 77 Assistant professors, 54 Associate professors, and 48 Professors. Most academics at University of Lynchburg are Female Assistant professors (46), Female Associate professors(32), and Male Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Lynchburg are: Service, with 93 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$113M
2019 Endowment
3.01%
growth from 2018

University of Lynchburg has an endowment valued at about $113M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Lynchburg grew 3.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $74.5M 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. $401k - Federal
  2. $334k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Lynchburg received $401k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $334k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.2M
2019 Salaries
3.65%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Lynchburg paid a median of $35.2M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($74.1M) and a 3.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.52% growth from 2017 and a 4.77% 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

$13.6M
Instructional Salaries
186
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Lynchburg paid a total of $13.6M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% 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
77 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
93 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Lynchburg were Assistant professor with 77 employees; Associate professor with 54 employees; and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Lynchburg were Service with 93 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Lynchburg was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Female Associate professor with 32 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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

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