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Liberty University

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

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LU had 6593 Post-911 GI Bill recipents enrolled in 2012, at all sites.

25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2020-21
Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Business/Commerce, General, Communication, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Elementary Education and Teaching, Exercise Science and Kinesiology., Graphic Design, History, General, Information Technology, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Political Science and Government, General, Pre-Law Studies, Psychology, General, Psychology, General, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Religion/Religious Studies, Social Work, Special Education and Teaching, General.

SCHEV Program Inventory


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 particular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.
Admission Summary, 2020-21 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

SAT Scores by Domicile Status for First-Time in College Students, 2020-21
DomicileNLow ScoreAverageHighestLowest ScoreAverageHighest Score

Admission Summary, 2020-21 Graduate
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Admission Summary, 2020-21 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

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Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal
Fall 2012 46,13325,0733,16674,372
Fall 2013 47,46426,8113,06377,338
Fall 2014 49,74428,5483,16781,459
Fall 2015 49,86527,4653,16680,496
Fall 2016 47,05025,7033,00375,756
Fall 2017 45,75426,1333,15775,044
Fall 2018 45,94329,9863,23179,160
Fall 2019 47,02535,2603,30185,586
Fall 2020 47,98841,9073,45493,349
Fall 2021 48,13543,7503,26395,148

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

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Locality, 2021
# 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

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

33% of all students entering in 2012-13 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.

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Graduation Rates within Six Years
Students Entering Institution in Fall and Spring of 2014-15 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.

All, FTIC and Transfer, Dev. Ed. Coursework w/in First Two Years Receiving PELL, Recent HS Grads
Overall Publics:  0%
Overall Privates:  2%

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FTIC (All)
Overall Publics:  72%
Overall Privates:  45%

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FTIC, In-State
Overall Publics:  51%
Overall Privates:  30%

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FTIC, In-State, Direct from High School
Overall Publics:  52%
Overall Privates:  35%

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FTIC with No Financial Aid
Overall Publics:  46%
Overall Privates:  24%

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FTIC with Pell
Overall Publics:  37%
Overall Privates:  15%

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FTIC with Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)
Overall Publics:  0%
Overall Privates:  34%

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FTIC, Family Income $0 - $49,999
Overall Publics:  36%
Overall Privates:  13%

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FTIC, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999
Overall Publics:  49%
Overall Privates:  28%

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FTIC, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999
Overall Publics:  55%
Overall Privates:  34%

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FTIC, Family Income $150,000 and Greater
Overall Publics:  63%
Overall Privates:  37%

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FTIC, Family Income Not Reported
Overall Publics:  54%
Overall Privates:  29%

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FTIC, Students earning 60 credits or Greater in First Two Years
Overall Publics:  79%
Overall Privates:  68%

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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 (2014-15 to 2017-18)Average # NewTransfers (2014-15 to 2017-18) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2017-18 to 2020-21)
Blue Ridge Community College28 44%32
Central Virginia Community College110 39%105
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College11 42%8
Danville Community College30 25%26
Eastern Shore Community College3 2
Germanna Community College54 45%58
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College60 30%60
John Tyler Community College59 44%68
Lord Fairfax Community College42 55%45
Mountain Empire Community College9 11
New River Community College29 43%32
Northern Virginia Community College149 45%151
Patrick & Henry Community College34 40%27
Paul D Camp Community College10 44%10
Piedmont Virginia Community College37 45%41
Rappahannock Community College18 55%19
Richard Bland College14 41%13
Southside Virginia Community College29 31%26
Southwest Virginia Community College15 32%15
Thomas Nelson Community College56 36%49
Tidewater Community College95 31%93
Total Public Two-Year Institutions1,003 41%1,000
Virginia Community College System988 41%987
Virginia Highlands Community College10 49%12
Virginia Western Community College82 46%76
Wytheville Community College17 36%19

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

Debt of 2019-20 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Associates - Bachelor Credit1,1225%7526%$20,310,8374%
First Professional7844%5644%$53,957,16210%

  • 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

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Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
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
2018-196,15867%$ 19,000$ 27,998$ 30,770$ 40,584
2019-206,37866%$ 18,206$ 27,000$ 30,524$ 39,834

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 2018, 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

Graduates' Wages in 2018, 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

Tuition and Fees

Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$23,800$11,200$35,000

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$23,800$11,200$35,000

    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


    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

    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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