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IPEDS ID: 232609
OPE ID: 00372000
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Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113
General information:  (434) 544-8100
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
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,736 (2,161 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1900
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$30,805$32,005$33,565$34,5452.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,380$8,680$9,080$9,3302.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,380$8,680$9,080$9,3302.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$41,085$42,685$45,145$45,9251.7%
Off Campus$40,585$42,385$44,395$45,5752.7%
Off Campus with Family$34,005$35,505$37,065$38,0452.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid1510100%————
Grant or scholarship aid510100%$10,562,831$20,711
Federal grants19137%$865,679$4,532
Pell grants18837%$791,309$4,209
Other federal grants377%$74,370$2,010
State/local government grant or scholarships34668%$977,300$2,825
Institutional grants or scholarships510100%$8,719,852$17,098
Student loan aid38375%$2,970,915$7,757
Federal student loans38375%$2,520,725$6,582
Other student loans398%$450,190$11,543
  • 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 aid12,00792%$38,559,196$19,212
Pell grants73034%$3,006,114$4,118
Federal student loans1,57472%$12,066,079$7,666
  • 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$22,118$23,046$23,576
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$17,270$20,451$18,194
$30,001 – $48,000$17,196$17,691$18,400
$48,001 – $75,000$19,322$20,153$20,502
$75,001 – $110,000$22,090$23,056$23,463
$110,001 and more$25,624$27,033$27,559
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment2,736
Undergraduate enrollment2,161
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment128
Graduate enrollment575
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 63%
Out-of-state: 37%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 42%
Part-time: 58%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants5,5152,1673,348
Percent admitted67%66%67%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%16%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
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 2014 (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 Reading460550
SAT Math440540
SAT Writing430530
ACT Composite1924
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: 70%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 56%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 47%
6-year: 57%
8-year: 58%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 42%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 50%
Female: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 33%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 54%
Hispanic/Latino: 48%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 69%
Non-resident alien: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11---
Biomedical Sciences, General13---
Exercise Physiology15---
Category total39---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General3930--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General3---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General7---
Organizational Leadership--8-
Category total63308-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric43---
Category total43---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General5---
Category total5---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-4--
Curriculum and Instruction-5--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs---3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-8--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---0
Elementary Education and Teaching---0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education---0
Music Teacher Education0---
Reading Teacher Education-4--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-7--
Secondary Education and Teaching---0
Special Education and Teaching, General-15--
Special Education and Teaching, Other---0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other41---
Category total4143-4
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General194--
Category total194--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature2---
Category total3---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer11---
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-15--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--47-
Public Health Education and Promotion26---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse332d--
Category total7017d47-
History, General86--
Category total86--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General8---
Category total8---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science13---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General9---
Category total22---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General3---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management11---
Category total14---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total3---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4---
Geology/Earth Science, General---0
Physics, General0---
Category total4--0
Counseling Psychology---2
Psychology, General24---
Category total24--2
Social Sciences
Economics, General11---
Economics, Other0---
International Relations and Affairs8---
Political Science and Government, General9---
Category total66---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General8---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7---
Music, General43--
Category total193--
Grand total451103556
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 58
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $15,426
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,322
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined7465
Field Hockey30
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1927 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist7/26/2010 - 4/24/2013Accredited
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist(!)4/24/2013 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/16/2011 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2014 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations151214
Liquor law violations141918
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations6511
Liquor law violations660
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible546
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault223
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible445
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault111
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 Year201220112010
Default rate3.6%4.8%4.5%
Number in default252927
Number in repayment681603587
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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