Lipscomb University (219976)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,304
3.91% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,937
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
71.1%
3,705 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,704
91.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69.3%
438 Graduates

About

Lipscomb University (219976) is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Lipscomb University (219976) were Curriculum & Instruction (96 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (66 degrees), and General Special Education & Teaching (50 degrees).

In 2022, 1,532 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lipscomb University (219976). 66.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,172 degrees), 7.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lipscomb University (219976) is $34,304, which is $4,154 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lipscomb University (219976) is $34,304, which is $4,154 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,937.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Lipscomb University (219976) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,304
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lipscomb University (219976) was $34,304. The cost of tuition at Lipscomb University (219976) is $4,154 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$27,937
2022 Value
4.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lipscomb University (219976) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,937. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lipscomb University (219976) grew by 4.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,988
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lipscomb University (219976) was of $12,988 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.88% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Lipscomb University (219976) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Lipscomb University (219976) received 3,705 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.27% annual growth. Out of those 3,705 applicants, 2,635 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,704 students enrolled at Lipscomb University (219976) in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lipscomb University (219976) has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,635
Accepted Out of 3,705

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lipscomb University (219976) was 71.1% (2,635 admissions from 3,705 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 74%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.27%, while admissions grew by 4.07%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
127
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at Lipscomb University (219976) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lipscomb University (219976) had a total enrollment of 4,704 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lipscomb University (219976) is 4,306 students and the part-time enrollment is 398. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Lipscomb University (219976) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lipscomb University (219976), both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.2% White, 9.33% Black or African American, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Asian, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.68% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.085% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lipscomb University (219976) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Black or African American Female (9.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lipscomb University (219976) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,704 students. The full-time enrollment at Lipscomb University (219976) is 4,306 and the part-time enrollment is 398. This means that 91.5% of students enrolled at Lipscomb University (219976) are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2022 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 Lipscomb University (219976) was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Lipscomb University (219976) had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,253 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    439 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    385 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lipscomb University (219976) is 69.2% White, 9.33% Black or African American, 8.18% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Asian, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.68% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.085% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 256 students (5.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 492 more women than men received degrees from Lipscomb University (219976). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lipscomb University (219976) is white (1,172 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Lipscomb University (219976) is Curriculum & Instruction (96 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (66 degrees) and General Special Education & Teaching (50 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lipscomb University (219976), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Education (354 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (88 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lipscomb University (219976) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,686,442 people), Secondary school teachers (533,895 people), Physicians (433,514 people), Education administrators (294,263 people), and Other managers (279,491 people).

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University (219976) in 2022 are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Education (354 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (88 degrees), Biology (101 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Lipscomb University (219976) are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Financial examiners, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University (219976) are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Education (354 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (88 degrees), Biology (101 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Lipscomb University (219976) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,010,962 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (651,829 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (594,130 people), Offices of physicians (241,477 people), and Computer Systems Design (201,165 people).

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University (219976) are Theology (31 degrees awarded), Education (354 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (88 degrees), Biology (101 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lipscomb University (219976).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 62 degrees awarded
  2. 41 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lipscomb University (219976) was Registered Nursing with 62 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

520
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,012
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 520 degrees were awarded to men at Lipscomb University (219976), which is 0.514 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,012).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Lipscomb University (219976) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Lipscomb University (219976) in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.77 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 59% of students graduating from Lipscomb University (219976) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Lipscomb University (219976) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.685% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,172 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    150 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lipscomb University (219976) is white (1,172 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (150 degrees).

1.11% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    771 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    401 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lipscomb University (219976) is white female (771 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (401 degrees).

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Operations

Lipscomb University (219976) has an endowment valued at nearly $103M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 89.8k (0.0875%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Lipscomb University (219976) had a total salary expenditure of 172M. Lipscomb University (219976) employs 104 Assistant professors, 71 Associate professors and 56 Professors. Most academics at Lipscomb University (219976) are Female Assistant professor (65), Male Professor (43), and Male Assistant professor (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lipscomb University (219976) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 133 employees, Service, with 104 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 80 employees.

Endowment

$103M
2022 Endowment
1.41%
decline from 2021

Lipscomb University (219976) has an endowment valued at about $103M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lipscomb University (219976) declined 1.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $270M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.49M - Federal
  2. $1.23M - State
  3. $530k - Local

As of 2022, Lipscomb University (219976) received $7.49M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.23M from state grants and contracts, and $530k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$71.9M
2022 Salaries
6.04%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lipscomb University (219976) paid a median of $71.9M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($172M) and a 6.04% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.3M
Instructional Salaries
250
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lipscomb University (219976) paid a total of $23.3M to 250 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
104 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
133 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lipscomb University (219976) were Assistant professor with 104 employees, Associate professor with 71 employees, and Professor with 56 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lipscomb University (219976) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 133 employees, Service with 104 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lipscomb University (219976) was Female Assistant professor with 65 employees, Male Professor with 43 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 39 employees.

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