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IPEDS ID: 177968
OPE ID: 00248000
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Lindenwood University
209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695
General information:  (636) 949-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,213 (8,453 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Related Institutions:This is the parent institution of:
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
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 faculty2641,302
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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$13,540$14,000$14,600$15,1503.8%
Books and supplies$3,000$3,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,210$7,360$7,580$7,7902.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,052$8,730$9,000$9,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$36,150$30,560$30,380$31,1402.5%
Off Campus$36,150$32,730$32,600$33,1501.7%
Off Campus with Family$29,740$24,000$23,600$24,1502.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
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 aid11,27495%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,24693%$11,152,300$8,950
Federal grants40030%$1,597,644$3,994
Pell grants40030%$1,537,144$3,843
Other federal grants655%$60,500$931
State/local government grant or scholarships30523%$668,134$2,191
Institutional grants or scholarships1,20990%$8,886,522$7,350
Student loan aid85564%$5,122,493$5,991
Federal student loans85464%$4,813,822$5,637
Other student loans463%$308,671$6,710
  • 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 aid16,93284%$50,648,411$7,306
Pell grants2,92035%$10,965,511$3,755
Federal student loans5,37365%$44,568,719$8,295
  • 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 were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$27,134$21,503$21,238
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$25,974$20,220$19,893
$30,001 – $48,000$25,637$20,423$19,364
$48,001 – $75,000$27,096$21,773$21,330
$75,001 – $110,000$28,100$22,689$22,655
$110,001 and more$28,734$22,920$23,434
  • 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, 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 enrollment12,213
Undergraduate enrollment8,453
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment914
Graduate enrollment3,760
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 72%
25 and over: 28%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 54%
Out-of-state: 33%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 46%
Part-time: 54%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants3,3791,5651,814
Percent admitted66%67%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled61%64%59%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading430550
SAT Math470580
SAT Writing410520
ACT Composite2025
ACT English2025
ACT Math1925
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: 71%
Part-time students: 23%
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, 49 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: 45%
Transfer-out rate: 34%
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: 27%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 47%
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: 40%
Female: 50%
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: 100%
Asian: 33%
Black or African American: 27%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 92%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 38%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization20--
French Studies0---
Category total20--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17---
Environmental Biology0---
Category total17---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Finance0---
Actuarial Science00--
Business Administration and Management, General-0--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-33--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other00--
Business/Commerce, General362247--
Business/Corporate Communications00--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies83--
Fashion Merchandising5---
Finance, General2127--
Financial Planning and Services3---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General4---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General6683--
International Business/Trade/Commerce1915-0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-14--
Management Information Systems, General43--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General2527--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management76d--
Restaurant/Food Services Management0---
Retailing and Retail Operations0---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General10--
Category total560479d-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0---
Mass Communication/Media Studies66---
Organizational Communication, General131--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6062--
Category total16263--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General10---
Computer Science0---
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst2---
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-14--
Information Technology33--0
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design9---
Category total5414-0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15---
Education, General23173--
Education, Other230--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs0---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-139--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--204
Elementary Education and Teaching81---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1---
Music Teacher Education0---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching34---
Secondary School Administration/Principalship--1579
Special Education and Teaching, General0---
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-9-0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-93--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-2d--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education2---
Category total179416d3583
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing013d--
English Language and Literature, General13---
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other00--
Category total1313d--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3---
Spanish Language and Literature6---
Category total9---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management4765--
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-143--
Category total47208--
History, General17---
Category total17---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-0--
Fire Services Administration7---
Category total70--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies5d---
Category total5d---
Library Science
Library and Information Science-0--
Category total-0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General10---
Category total10---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Category total08--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science3---
Category total3---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General11---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4019--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies12---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management367--
Category total9926--
Personal and Culinary Services
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General0---
Category total0---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies8---
Religion/Religious Studies2---
Religion/Religious Studies, Other00--
Category total170--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General250--
Category total250--
Counseling Psychology-0--
Educational Psychology-0--
Psychology, General56---
School Psychology-0--
Category total560--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General00--
Public Administration15d--
Social Work15---
Category total165d--
Social Sciences
Economics, Other40--
International Relations and Affairs912--
Political Science and Government, General8---
Category total190d75--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies0---
Category total0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation30--
Dance, General9---
Dance, Other0---
Directing and Theatrical Production0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General512--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other8---
Fashion/Apparel Design161--
Fine and Studio Arts Management00--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other153--
Fine/Studio Arts, General00--
Music Management0---
Music Performance, General7---
Music Theory and Composition0---
Music, General5---
Music, Other4---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0---
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management0---
Visual and Performing Arts, General0---
Category total7716--
Grand total1,5651,3233583
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined10564
Field Hockey20
Ice Hockey23
Swimming and Diving2023
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1918 - 1/1/1919Terminated
1/1/1921 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations9711
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations975
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault041
Motor vehicle theft422
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault040
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate4.9%5.1%
Number in default143148
Number in repayment2,9162,849
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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