Lewis University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,268
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$20,022
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.1%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
66.1%
6,458 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,437
63.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.8%
516 Graduates

About

Lewis University is a higher education institution located in Will County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lewis University were Registered Nursing (121 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (109 degrees), and Computer Science (98 degrees).

In 2020, 1,815 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lewis University. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,071 degrees), 3.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (311 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $34,268, which is $11,738 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $34,268, which is $11,738 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,022.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Lewis University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,268
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Lewis University was $34,268. The cost of tuition at Lewis University is $11,738 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$20,022
2020 Value
2.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Lewis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,022. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Lewis University grew by 2.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,910
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lewis University was of $8,910 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 1.38% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Lewis University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.6% with respect to 2019, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.1%
2018 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Lewis University was 2.1%, which represents 36 out of the 1718 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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Admissions

Lewis University received 6,458 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.24% annual decline. Out of those 6,458 applicants, 4,266 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,437 students enrolled at Lewis University in 2020, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lewis University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,266
Accepted Out of 6,458

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lewis University was 66.1% (4,266 admissions from 6,458 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 63.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.24%, while admissions grew by 0.0234%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
445
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at Lewis University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lewis University has a total enrollment of 6,437 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,093 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,344. This means that 63.6% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.3% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.33% Black or African American, 6% Asian, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Lewis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.9%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.1%), followed by White Male (18.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,437 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,093 and the part-time enrollment is 2,344. This means that 63.6% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Lewis University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Lewis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,820
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,294
  3. Black or African American
    472

The enrolled student population at Lewis University is 59.3% White, 20.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.33% Black or African American, 6% Asian, 2.31% Two or More Races, 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 137 students (2.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 281 more women than men received degrees from Lewis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lewis University is white (1,071 degrees awarded). There were 3.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (311 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lewis University is Registered Nursing (121 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (109 degrees) and Computer Science (98 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lewis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (154 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (223 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lewis University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,836,758 people), Accountants & auditors (1,064,926 people), Other managers (775,010 people), Software developers (546,010 people), and Financial managers (474,116 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (154 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (223 degrees), Education (222 degrees), and Business (429 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 Lewis University are Physicians, Other financial specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (154 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (223 degrees), Education (222 degrees), and Business (429 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 Lewis University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,083,655 people), Computer Systems Design (922,791 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (560,017 people), Banking & related activities (552,994 people), and Insurance carriers (498,613 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (154 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (223 degrees), Education (222 degrees), and Business (429 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lewis University.
Most Common
  1. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 109 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 98 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lewis University was Registered Nursing with 121 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

767
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,048
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 767 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University, which is 0.732 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,048).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University in Computer Science, which is 7.31 times more than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 102 degrees were awarded to women at Lewis University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.32 times more than the 77 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 44% of students graduating from Lewis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Diversity

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 at Lewis University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.388% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,071 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    311 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lewis University is white (1,071 degrees awarded). There were 3.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (311 degrees).

5.95% of degree recipients (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    610 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    461 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    202 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lewis University is white female (610 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (461 degrees).

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Operations

Lewis University has an endowment valued at nearly $84.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.97M (4.72%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Lewis University had a total salary expenditure of $112M. Lewis University employs 89 Assistant professors, 69 Associate professors, and 49 Professors. Most academics at Lewis University are Female Assistant professors (52), Female Associate professors(39), and Male Assistant professors (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University are: Management, with 80 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 76 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.2M
2020 Endowment
5.4%
growth from 2019

Lewis University has an endowment valued at about $84.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Lewis University grew 5.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.5M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.63M - Federal
  2. $5.38k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Lewis University received $4.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.38k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$54.8M
2020 Salaries
1.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Lewis University paid a median of $54.8M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($112M) and a 1.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.1% growth from 2018 and a 2.42% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.8M
Instructional Salaries
224
Number of Employees

In 2020, Lewis University paid a total of $18.8M to 224 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
89 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lewis University were Assistant professor with 89 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 49 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University were Management with 80 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lewis University was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Female Associate professor with 39 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 37 employees.

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

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