Lander University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,700
2022 Average Net Price
$15,524
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.87%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
67.4%
4,663 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,167
79.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.9%
273 Graduates

About

Lander University is a higher education institution located in Greenwood County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Lander University were General Business Administration & Management (152 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (76 degrees), and General Psychology (59 degrees).

In 2022, 672 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lander University. 73.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (458 degrees), 3.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $−17,630 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lander University is $10,700, which is $−17,630 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,524.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending Lander University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,700
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lander University was $10,700. The cost of tuition at Lander University is $−17,630 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$15,524
2022 Value
9.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lander University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,524. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lander University grew by 9.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,650
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lander University was of $10,650 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.757% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Lander University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.2% with respect to 2021, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.87%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lander University was 2.87%, which represents 23 out of the 801 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lander University received 4,663 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.75% annual growth. Out of those 4,663 applicants, 3,143 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,167 students enrolled at Lander University in 2022. 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lander University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,143
Accepted Out of 4,663

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lander University was 67.4% (3,143 admissions from 4,663 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 69.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.75%, while admissions declined by −5.07%..

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage (2022)
330
Scores Submitted (2022)

39% of enrolled first-time students at Lander University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lander University had a total enrollment of 4,167 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 3,317 students and the part-time enrollment is 850. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lander University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.2% White, 22.4% Black or African American, 4.27% Two or More Races, 1.9% Hispanic or Latino, 0.72% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% Asian.

Students enrolled at Lander University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Female (17.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Black or African American Female (15.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lander University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,167 students. The full-time enrollment at Lander University is 3,317 and the part-time enrollment is 850. This means that 79.6% of students enrolled at Lander University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
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 Lander University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Lander University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,760 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    932 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    178 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lander University is 66.2% White, 22.4% Black or African American, 4.27% Two or More Races, 1.9% Hispanic or Latino, 0.72% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.264% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 43 students (1.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 312 more women than men received degrees from Lander University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lander University is white (458 degrees awarded). There were 3.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lander University is General Business Administration & Management (152 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (76 degrees) and General Psychology (59 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lander University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), History (16 degrees), and Psychology (59 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lander University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,780,747 people), Secondary school teachers (574,516 people), Education administrators (350,872 people), Other managers (276,051 people), and Postsecondary teachers (248,851 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), History (16 degrees), Psychology (59 degrees), English (15 degrees), and Education (88 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lander University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), History (16 degrees), Psychology (59 degrees), English (15 degrees), and Education (88 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 Lander University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,327,880 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (571,511 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (367,400 people), Outpatient care centers (236,950 people), and Legal services (206,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Lander University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees awarded), History (16 degrees), Psychology (59 degrees), English (15 degrees), and Education (88 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 Lander University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 152 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lander University was General Business Administration & Management with 152 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

180
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
492
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 180 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University, which is 0.366 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (492).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.652 times less than the 112 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Lander University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Lander University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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 in 2022 at Lander University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.366% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    458 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    143 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lander University is white (458 degrees awarded). There were 3.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

0.893% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    337 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lander University is white female (337 degrees awarded). There were 2.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (121 degrees).

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Operations

Lander University employs 62 Lecturers, 61 Assistant professors and 29 Associate professors. Most academics at Lander University are Female Lecturer (40), Female Assistant professor (32), and Male Assistant professor (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 88 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 54 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 46 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$32.2M
2022 Salaries
11.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lander University paid a median of $32.2M in salaries, a 11.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.2M
Instructional Salaries
191
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lander University paid a total of $9.2M to 191 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
62 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
88 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lander University were Lecturer with 62 employees, Assistant professor with 61 employees, and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lander University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 88 employees, Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 54 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lander University was Female Lecturer with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 29 employees.

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