Lewis University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,320
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,184
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.43%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
74.1%
4,746 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,513
69.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
61.8%
395 Graduates

About

Lewis University is a higher education institution located in Will County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Lewis University were Nursing Administration (127 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (53 degrees).

In 2022, 1,896 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lewis University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,107 degrees), 2.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (373 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $36,320, which is $12,324 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lewis University is $36,320, which is $12,324 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,184.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Lewis University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,320
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lewis University was $36,320. The cost of tuition at Lewis University is $12,324 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,184
2022 Value
4.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lewis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,184. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lewis University grew by 4.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,111
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lewis University was of $9,111 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.953% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Lewis University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2021, when 90% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.43%
2019 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lewis University was 1.43%, which represents 24 out of the 1684 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Lewis University received 4,746 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.1% annual growth. Out of those 4,746 applicants, 3,515 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,513 students enrolled at Lewis University in 2022. 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lewis University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,515
Accepted Out of 4,746

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lewis University was 74.1% (3,515 admissions from 4,746 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 71.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.1%, while admissions grew by 14.4%..

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage (2022)
152
Scores Submitted (2022)

25% of enrolled first-time students at Lewis University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lewis University had a total enrollment of 6,513 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,543 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,970. This means that 69.8% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lewis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.3% White, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.93% Black or African American, 5.51% Asian, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Lewis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (30.2%), followed by White Female (26.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (5.09%) and White Male (4.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lewis University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,513 students. The full-time enrollment at Lewis University is 4,543 and the part-time enrollment is 1,970. This means that 69.8% of students enrolled at Lewis University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Lewis University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Lewis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,214 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,180 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    386 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lewis University is 49.3% White, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.93% Black or African American, 5.51% Asian, 2.26% Two or More Races, 0.138% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.107% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 71 students (1.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 406 more women than men received degrees from Lewis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lewis University is white (1,107 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (373 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Lewis University is Nursing Administration (127 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (53 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (175 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (240 degrees).

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 (1,557,671 people), Software developers (589,989 people), Secondary school teachers (463,653 people), Other managers (269,038 people), and Education administrators (258,936 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University in 2022 are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (175 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (240 degrees), Education (216 degrees), and Physical Sciences (30 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (175 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (240 degrees), Education (216 degrees), and Physical Sciences (30 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 Lewis University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,751,830 people), Computer Systems Design (651,739 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (413,738 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (373,859 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (232,469 people).

The most specialized majors at Lewis University are Transportation (129 degrees awarded), Protective Services (175 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (240 degrees), Education (216 degrees), and Physical Sciences (30 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 Lewis University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 114 degrees awarded
  2. 113 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lewis University was Computer Science with 114 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

745
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,151
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 745 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University, which is 0.647 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University in Computer Science, which is 2.9 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Lewis University in Nursing Administration, which is 8.77 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 51% of students graduating from Lewis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 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 (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, 2.53% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,107 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    373 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lewis University is white (1,107 degrees awarded). There were 2.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (373 degrees).

2% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    665 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    442 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    239 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lewis University is white female (665 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (442 degrees).

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Operations

Lewis University has an endowment valued at nearly $101M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.87%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Lewis University had a total salary expenditure of 120M. Lewis University employs 98 Assistant professors, 62 Associate professors and 57 Professors. Most academics at Lewis University are Female Assistant professor (57), Male Assistant professor (41), and Female Associate professor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University are: Management, with 86 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 76 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

Endowment

$101M
2022 Endowment
4.72%
decline from 2021

Lewis University has an endowment valued at about $101M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lewis University declined 4.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $54.2M 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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Salary Expenditure

$53.8M
2022 Salaries
3.49%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lewis University paid a median of $53.8M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($120M) and a 3.49% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.9M
Instructional Salaries
232
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lewis University paid a total of $20.9M to 232 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
86 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lewis University were Assistant professor with 98 employees, Associate professor with 62 employees, and Professor with 57 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lewis University were Management with 86 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 76 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lewis University was Female Assistant professor with 57 employees, Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Female Associate professor with 36 employees.

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

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