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IPEDS ID: 198516
OPE ID: 00292700
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Elon University
100 Campus Drive, Elon, North Carolina 27244-2010
General information:  (336) 278-2000
Website:  www.elon.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  7,088 (6,277 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
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
More information about disabilities services offered at Elon can be found at: https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/koenigsberger-learning-center/disabilities-resources/
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial 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 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty446159
Instructional446159
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 year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$34,273$35,319$36,571$37,9213.7%
Books and supplies$900$900$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,869$12,230$12,685$13,1413.6%
Other$2,600$2,600$2,600$2,6000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,869$12,230$12,685$13,1413.6%
Other$2,600$2,600$2,600$2,6000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,250$2,250$2,250$2,2500.0%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$49,642$51,049$52,756$54,5623.4%
Off Campus$49,642$51,049$52,756$54,5623.4%
Off Campus with Family$37,423$38,469$39,721$41,0713.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$18,432
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid11,16669%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,03661%$14,617,222$14,109
Federal grants1569%$782,483$5,016
Pell grants1559%$694,619$4,481
Other federal grants1479%$87,864$598
State/local government grant or scholarships1026%$545,780$5,351
Institutional grants or scholarships1,03261%$13,288,959$12,877
Student loan aid54932%$4,661,031$8,490
Federal student loans53331%$2,810,099$5,272
Other student loans875%$1,850,932$21,275
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,588$52,928,489$14,752
Pell grants559$2,529,602$4,525
Federal student loans1,723$10,793,525$6,264
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$33,754$34,974$36,564
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$18,845$23,200$24,593
$30,001 – $48,000$21,152$24,161$24,969
$48,001 – $75,000$28,649$26,594$28,861
$75,001 – $110,000$31,682$32,754$35,346
$110,001 and more$41,180$41,380$43,096
  • 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 2019
Total enrollment7,088
Undergraduate enrollment6,277
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment65
Graduate enrollment811
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 17%
Out-of-state: 80%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,5003,7096,791
Percent admitted78%80%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%21%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
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 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,07065%
ACT76046%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590660
SAT Math570660
ACT Composite2530
ACT English2432
ACT Math2428
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: 91%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 85%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
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 2011]
4-year: 78%
6-year: 84%
8-year: 84%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 82%
6-year: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
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: 84%
Female: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 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: 67%
Asian: 79%
Black or African American: 87%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 85%
Two or more races: 76%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 85%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 77%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 80%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry22--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General29--
Category total51--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting636-
Business Administration and Management, General6338-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies19--
Finance, General142--
International Business/Trade/Commerce35--
Management Science-3-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General122--
Category total44447-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other0--
Communication, General0--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3330-
Journalism30--
Mass Communication/Media Studies21--
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication153--
Radio and Television42--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total28030-
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Recording Arts Technology/Technician14--
Category total14--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science32--
Information Science/Studies0--
Category total32--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-9-
Elementary Education and Teaching247-
Health Teacher Education0--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-14-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching6--
Music Teacher Education0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching6--
Social Science Teacher Education0--
Special Education and Teaching, General50-
Category total4330-
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0--
Computer Engineering, General1--
Engineering Chemistry0--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics5--
Engineering, General3--
Engineering, Other0--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1--
Category total10--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General26--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2--
Category total28--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total3--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--47
Physician Assistant-36-
Public Health Education and Promotion64--
Category total643647
History
History, General19--
Category total19--
Legal Professions and Studies
Law--108
Category total--108
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0--
Category total0--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General5--
Mathematics, General7--
Statistics, General13--
Category total25--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies35--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General0--
Category total35--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science12--
Environmental Studies6--
Category total18--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology38--
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General0--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management29--
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General0--
Category total67--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5--
Religion/Religious Studies5--
Category total10--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General4--
Physics, General1--
Category total5--
Psychology
Psychology, General86--
Category total86--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General23--
Public Administration0--
Public Policy Analysis, General0--
Category total23--
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General4--
Economics, General17--
International Economics0--
International Relations and Affairs0--
Political Science and Government, General57--
Sociology, General12--
Category total90--
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting0--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7--
Art/Art Studies, General5--
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General14--
Dance, General8--
Dance, Other0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General10--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other5--
Music Performance, General1--
Music Technology0--
Music, General12--
Music, Other0--
Musical Theatre17--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology7--
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism0--
Category total86--
Grand total1,433143155
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
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: 18
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
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: $23,806
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,598
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined112
Baseball34
Basketball1626
Football110
Golf1113
Lacrosse32
Soccer3431
Softball21
Tennis99
Track and Field, X-Country10
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1947)12/08/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)06/10/2008)08/31/2021
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (05/10/2000)10/01/2025
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1991)TBD
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/133410.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape322
d. Fondling212
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary943
j. Motor vehicle theft101
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence033
c. Stalking225
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations8729
c. Liquor law violations161743
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations7511496
c. Liquor law violations230243275
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape212
d. Fondling211
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary832
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence031
c. Stalking223
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations6529
c. Liquor law violations81343
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations7510596
c. Liquor law violations220238265
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate1.2%0.9%1.5%
Number in default12914
Number in repayment932902924
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)