Lipscomb University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,080
3.95% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$26,421
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.97%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
61.5%
3,621 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,884
90.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
68.8%
429 Graduates

About

Lipscomb University is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lipscomb University were General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (41 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (40 degrees).

In 2020, 1,548 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lipscomb University. 64% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,137 degrees), 6.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (189 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lipscomb University is $32,080, which is $3,517 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Lipscomb University is $32,080, which is $3,517 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,421.

In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students attending Lipscomb University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,080
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lipscomb University was $32,080. The cost of tuition at Lipscomb University is $3,517 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$26,421
2020 Value
1.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lipscomb University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,421. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lipscomb University grew by 1.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,890
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lipscomb University was of $11,890 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.83% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Lipscomb University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 4.88% with respect to 2019, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.97%
2018 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lipscomb University was 2.97%, which represents 36 out of the 1212 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Lipscomb University received 3,621 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.02% annual growth. Out of those 3,621 applicants, 2,227 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,884 students enrolled at Lipscomb University in 2020, and 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lipscomb University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,227
Accepted Out of 3,621

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lipscomb University was 61.5% (2,227 admissions from 3,621 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.02%, while admissions grew by 1.37%.

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SAT Scores

23%
Submission Percentage
162
Scores Submitted

23% of enrolled first-time students at Lipscomb University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Lipscomb University has a total enrollment of 4,884 students. The full-time enrollment at Lipscomb University is 4,429 students and the part-time enrollment is 455. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Lipscomb University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lipscomb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.2% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 6.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.328% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0819% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lipscomb University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.2%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lipscomb University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,884 students. The full-time enrollment at Lipscomb University is 4,429 and the part-time enrollment is 455. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Lipscomb University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Lipscomb University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), Lipscomb University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,525
  2. Black or African American
    502
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    315

The enrolled student population at Lipscomb University is 72.2% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 6.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.328% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0819% 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 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% 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, 129 students (2.64%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 432 more women than men received degrees from Lipscomb University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lipscomb University is white (1,137 degrees awarded). There were 6.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (189 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lipscomb University is General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (41 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (40 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lipscomb University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (37 degrees awarded), Education (355 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (22 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 are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,746,781 people), Secondary school teachers (409,742 people), Physicians (388,970 people), Education administrators (266,306 people), and Postsecondary teachers (205,762 people).

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University are Theology (37 degrees awarded), Education (355 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (22 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 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 Lipscomb University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University are Theology (37 degrees awarded), Education (355 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (22 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 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 Lipscomb University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,810,485 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (563,499 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (460,779 people), Offices of physicians (203,384 people), and Religious organizations (137,951 people).

The most specialized majors at Lipscomb University are Theology (37 degrees awarded), Education (355 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (22 degrees), Biology (94 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees).

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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.
Most Common
  1. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 40 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lipscomb University was General Business Administration & Management with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

558
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
990
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 558 degrees were awarded to men at Lipscomb University, which is 0.564 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (990).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Lipscomb University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.855 times less than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Lipscomb University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 3.28 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 54% of students graduating from Lipscomb University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lipscomb University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.233% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,137 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    189 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lipscomb University is white (1,137 degrees awarded). There were 6.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (189 degrees).

1.81% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    701 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    436 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lipscomb University is white female (701 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (436 degrees).

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Lipscomb University has an endowment valued at nearly $79.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.51M (1.89%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Lipscomb University had a total salary expenditure of $159M. Lipscomb University employs 80 Assistant professors, 76 Associate professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Lipscomb University are Female Assistant professors (47), Male Professors(44), and Male Associate professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lipscomb University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 120 employees, Service, with 114 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees.

Endowment

$79.7M
2020 Endowment
2.84%
decline from 2019

Lipscomb University has an endowment valued at about $79.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lipscomb University declined 2.84% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $227M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $863k - Federal
  2. $488k - State
  3. $299k - Local

As of 2020, Lipscomb University received $863k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $488k from state grants and contracts, and $299k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$70.4M
2020 Salaries
4.44%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lipscomb University paid a median of $70.4M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($159M) and a 4.44% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.58% growth from 2018 and a 0.526% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20M
Instructional Salaries
232
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lipscomb University paid a total of $20M to 232 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lipscomb University were Assistant professor with 80 employees; Associate professor with 76 employees; and Associate professor with 58 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lipscomb University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 120 employees; Service with 114 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lipscomb University was Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, Male Professor with 44 employees, and Male Associate professor with 42 employees.

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

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