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IPEDS ID: 218229
OPE ID: 00343500
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Lander University
320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099
General information:  (864) 388-8000
Website:  www.lander.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,877 (2,792 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty138111
Instructional138111
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$9,154$9,504$9,792$10,1003.1%
Out-of-state$17,314$17,976$18,552$19,1363.1%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,100$1,100$1,1000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,600$6,900$7,200$7,5004.2%
Other$4,000$4,100$4,100$3,600-12.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,600$6,900$7,200$7,5004.2%
Other$4,000$4,100$4,100$3,600-12.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,000$4,100$4,100$3,600-12.2%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$20,754$21,604$22,192$22,3000.5%
Off Campus$20,754$21,604$22,192$22,3000.5%
Off Campus with Family$14,154$14,704$14,992$14,800-1.3%
Out-of-state
On Campus$28,914$30,076$30,952$31,3361.2%
Off Campus$28,914$30,076$30,952$31,3361.2%
Off Campus with Family$22,314$23,176$23,752$23,8360.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$10,166
In-state fees$900
Out-of-state tuition$20,216
Out-of-state fees$900
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid156399%————
Grant or scholarship aid54997%$4,571,025$8,326
Federal grants29051%$1,313,420$4,529
Pell grants29051%$1,290,668$4,451
Other federal grants7513%$22,752$303
State/local government grant or scholarships47684%$2,200,842$4,624
Institutional grants or scholarships21538%$1,056,763$4,915
Student loan aid41473%$2,734,319$6,605
Federal student loans41072%$2,539,215$6,193
Other student loans346%$195,104$5,738
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,34679%$18,335,452$7,816
Pell grants1,45949%$6,238,853$4,276
Federal student loans2,00267%$15,405,062$7,695
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$11,918$13,453$13,847
  • $4,100 "other expenses" includes an allowance for transportation, miscellaneous expenses and a laptop (freshmen only). Students are not directly charged for these items by the university, but need to consider them when determining their budget, especially if borrowing to cover any of these expenses.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,563$11,569$11,285
$30,001 – $48,000$10,328$13,423$13,466
$48,001 – $75,000$14,025$14,801$15,638
$75,001 – $110,000$15,053$16,027$16,243
$110,001 and more$15,792$16,826$16,830
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment2,877
Undergraduate enrollment2,792
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment194
Graduate enrollment85
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 31%
Female: 69%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 7%
Part-time: 93%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,3498832,466
Percent admitted42%41%42%
Percent admitted who enrolled40%42%40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT31655%
ACT25345%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading413530
SAT Math420520
SAT Writing410500
ACT Composite1822
ACT English1622
ACT Math1722
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 61%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 52%
Transfer-out rate: 32%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 20%
6-year: 37%
8-year: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 38%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 46%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
White: 54%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
Non-resident alien: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General15--
Category total15--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General103-7
Category total103-7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General7--
Category total7--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching18--
Elementary Education and Teaching23--
Montessori Teacher Education-9-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4--
Secondary Education and Teaching-4-
Special Education and Teaching, General16--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-0d-
Category total6113d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General12--
Category total12--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature6--
Category total6--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer3--
Clinical Nurse Leader-0d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse54d--
Category total57d0d-
History
History, General23--
Category total23--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration2d--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-0d-
Category total2d0d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies35--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0--
Category total35--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6--
Category total6--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4--
Category total4--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science28--
Category total28--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7--
Category total7--
Psychology
Psychology, General40--
Category total40--
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General13--
Sociology31--
Category total44--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General20--
Music, General5--
Category total25--
Grand total475137
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball30
Basketball1414
Golf107
Soccer2825
Softball18
Tennis98
Volleyball10
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/16/2011 -  Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions11/21/2002 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/1998 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1997 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2000 - 8/17/2005Resigned
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/15/1999 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program3/1/1988 - 12/31/2011Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession303
Drug law violations11816
Liquor law violations354990
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession300
Drug law violations1149
Liquor law violations354928
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault100
Burglary259
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary259
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate7.6%4.3%
Number in default5426
Number in repayment706595
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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