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Liberty University
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515
Gen. Phone:  (434) 582-2000    Fax:  (434) 582-2187

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25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2018-19
Accounting, Accounting, Aviation, Business Administration, Business Administration, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Curriculum and Instruction, Early & Middle Education (nk-8), Education, Counseling w/Teaching License, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Human Services Counseling, Interdisciplinary Studies, Master Of Divinity, Multi/Interdisc Studies, Other, Nursing, Psychology, General, Public Health: Nutrition, Religion/Religious Studies, School Counseling, Special Education/Teacher Licensure, Theological Studies


Program Inventory

Admissions

SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any paritcular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.
Admission Summary, 2018-19 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State7,9525,63971%1,67730%2,31329%
Out-of-State49,44832,58066%5,38517%16,86834%


SAT Scores by Domicile Status for First-Time in College Students, 2018-19
Reading/VerbalMath
DomicileNLow ScoreAverageHighestLowest ScoreAverageHighest Score
In-State724102940340550790
Out-of-State1,321203040330574800




Admission Summary, 2018-19 Graduate
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State10,8886,17157%3,34154%4,71743%
Out-of-State67,80628,70842%14,66251%39,09858%


Admission Summary, 2018-19 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State52226952%20677%25348%
Out-of-State4,8331,50331%93162%3,33069%
Enrollment





Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal
201034,62517,8512,74755,223
201140,89422,0702,99165,955
201246,13325,0733,16674,372
201347,46426,8113,06377,338
201449,74428,7103,00581,459
201549,86527,4653,16680,496
201647,05025,7033,00375,756
201745,75426,1333,15775,044
201845,94329,9863,23179,160
201947,02535,2603,30185,586


See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
131440,46720,7162,40563,588
141542,12821,0502,66065,838
151642,18919,7712,71264,672
161739,52418,4442,54660,514
171839,83319,7782,64762,258
Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Locality, 2018
# of Students By Origin
0 Students
0 Students1 to 1011 to 4950 to 99100 to 249250 to 499500 to 9991,000 to 2,4992,500 to 4,9995,000 and above



Degrees Awarded

STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions
Retention and Graduation


38% of all students entering in 2009-10 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.




Graduation Rates within Six Years
Students Entering Institution in Fall and Spring of 2011-12 and completing at this institution.
Gender: All, Race/Ethnicity Status: All

Six-year institutional graduation rates compared to sector rates and the minimum and maximum values of the rates for Virginia institutions.
FTIC = First-Time in College.
Comparisons are to institutions at the same degree-level.

FTIC (All)
Overall Publics:  71%
Overall Privates:  42%

FTIC, In-State
Overall Publics:  70%
Overall Privates:  47%

FTIC, In-State, Direct from High School
Overall Publics:  72%
Overall Privates:  51%

FTIC with No Financial Aid
Overall Publics:  65%
Overall Privates:  40%

FTIC with Pell
Overall Publics:  56%
Overall Privates:  26%

FTIC with Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)
Overall Publics:  0%
Overall Privates:  51%
FTIC, Family Income $0 - $49,999
Overall Publics:  56%
Overall Privates:  25%

FTIC, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999
Overall Publics:  68%
Overall Privates:  50%

FTIC, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999
Overall Publics:  75%
Overall Privates:  60%

FTIC, Family Income $150,000 and Greater
Overall Publics:  80%
Overall Privates:  65%

FTIC, Family Income Not Reported
Overall Publics:  76%
Overall Privates:  51%

FTIC, Students earning 60 credits or Greater in First Two Years
Overall Publics:  78%
Overall Privates:  61%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
Student Transfer


Students Transferring into Liberty University
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2012-13 to 2015-16)Average # NewTransfers (2012-13 to 2015-16) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2015-16 to 2018-19)
Blue Ridge Community College29 41%19
Central Virginia Community College118 35%79
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College13 38%7
Danville Community College39 25%21
Eastern Shore Community College4 3
Germanna Community College46 47%39
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College61 32%45
John Tyler Community College62 40%41
Lord Fairfax Community College39 61%29
Mountain Empire Community College7 6
New River Community College25 46%20
Northern Virginia Community College141 47%102
Patrick Henry Community College36 39%25
Paul D Camp Community College12 36%8
Piedmont Virginia Community College41 47%29
Rappahannock Community College18 42%11
Richard Bland College14 52%9
Southside Virginia Community College37 33%22
Southwest Virginia Community College13 47%11
Thomas Nelson Community College53 41%40
Tidewater Community College103 36%70
Total Public Two-Year Institutions1,025 41%715
Virginia Community College System1,011 41%706
Virginia Highlands Community College8 7
Virginia Western Community College86 45%59
Wytheville Community College19 42%12

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Student Debt




Debt of 2017-18 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Bachelor Credit1,2143%8723%$24,924,2532%
Bachelors8,76423%6,17424%$221,168,12121%
Graduate8,09521%5,39021%$228,688,12321%
First Professional6352%4582%$50,187,3055%
Total18,70849%12,89449%$524,967,80249%



Note:
  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Techincal Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.

Four-Year Bachelor's Degree
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-145,21973%$ 19,250$ 27,022$ 29,402$ 37,500
2014-155,39072%$ 20,310$ 28,100$ 30,798$ 39,600
2015-165,79372%$ 20,500$ 29,166$ 31,421$ 41,513
2016-175,85671%$ 20,500$ 29,000$ 31,633$ 41,666
2017-186,17170%$ 20,500$ 29,164$ 31,837$ 41,667


Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.



Post-Completion Wages of Graduates



Graduates' Wages in 2016, 18 Months after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)0
Four-Year Bachelor's Degree8,21417.7%$ 41,496$ 37,800
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate51312.5%$ 51,145$ 46,851
Master's Degree7,56415.5%$ 50,250$ 46,316
Doctor's Degree60213.5%$ 58,090$ 56,811
Total0


Graduates' Wages in 2016, Five Years after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Associate's Degree (Bachelor's Credit)81611.2%$ 47,045$ 45,373
Four-Year Bachelor's Degree6,55316.6%$ 50,880$ 44,997
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
Master's Degree5,75212.6%$ 55,350$ 50,324
Doctor's Degree0
Total13,95614.2%$ 52,927$ 47,509


Tuition and Fees


Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$23,800$10,478$34,278


Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$23,800$10,478$34,278




    These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
    Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:


    Trends in First-year Retention
    Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)


    Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

    Student Debt Profile

    Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


    Notes/Definitions

    Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.

     

    Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

    Limits on the Display of Data

    The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

    In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

    1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

    2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

    3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

    4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

    5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

    The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
    1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
    2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

    What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

    • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
    • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
    • Acquired a business subject to this tax
    • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
    • A governmental operation or political subdivision
    • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

    Source
    These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.


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