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IPEDS ID: 232557
OPE ID: 02053000
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Liberty University
1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24515
General information:  (434) 582-2000
Website:  www.liberty.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
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:  94,709 (47,696 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Christian
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 – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty1,1872,294
Instructional1,1872,294
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-220
Instructional-220
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$22,584$22,747$21,587$22,7135.2%
Books and supplies$1,251$1,372$1,299$1,3745.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,217$10,529$11,273$11,5472.4%
Other$6,023$6,329$6,310$6,4802.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,336$9,234$9,255$10,96018.4%
Other$6,761$7,265$7,290$7,5733.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,026$6,332$6,312$6,4802.7%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$40,075$40,977$40,469$42,1144.1%
Off Campus$38,932$40,618$39,431$42,6208.1%
Off Campus with Family$29,861$30,451$29,198$30,5674.7%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$7,847
Fees$513
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
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 aid14,22698%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,82389%$47,522,407$12,431
Federal grants1,23529%$8,779,562$7,109
Pell grants1,22428%$6,108,494$4,991
Other federal grants84120%$2,671,068$3,176
State/local government grant or scholarships83519%$3,034,462$3,634
Institutional grants or scholarships3,29677%$35,708,383$10,834
Student loan aid2,27953%$19,655,080$8,624
Federal student loans2,23852%$12,575,778$5,619
Other student loans4089%$7,079,302$17,351
  • 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 aid131,434$257,609,620$8,195
Pell grants18,643$85,445,226$4,583
Federal student loans24,895$186,326,499$7,484
  • 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.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$28,181$28,762$27,891
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$27,896$29,786$28,923
$30,001 – $48,000$26,124$27,251$26,336
$48,001 – $75,000$27,831$27,305$27,214
$75,001 – $110,000$29,843$28,443$27,143
$110,001 and more$30,767$31,193$30,358
  • 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 2021
Total enrollment94,709
Undergraduate enrollment47,696
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment5,044
Graduate enrollment47,013
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 48%
25 and over: 51%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 25%
Out-of-state: 73%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 49%
Part-time: 51%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 73%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 13%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 96%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 3%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants28,44810,86717,581
Percent admitted99%99%99%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%22%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LU made it optional for applicants to its resident program to submit admission test scores (the University previously required only applicants to its resident program who were under 21 to submit ACT/SAT/Classic Learning Test Scores). The University encouraged such applicants to submit such scores for academic scholarship consideration purposes. The University requires only international students who do not speak English as their first language to submit TOEFL scores.
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: 79%
Part-time students: 40%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2020 and Returned in Fall 2021
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, 41 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2021.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 62%
Transfer-out rate: 6%
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 2013]
4-year: 32%
6-year: 52%
8-year: 55%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
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: 61%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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: 50%
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 60%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 58%
Non-resident alien: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 56%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 23%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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
Biochemistry---5--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other----104-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General---9--
Biomedical Sciences, General---9935d-
Biotechnology---3--
Cell Biology and Anatomy-----1
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology---3--
Environmental Biology---4--
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology----235d-
Wildlife Biology---15--
Zoology/Animal Biology---5--
Category total---143374d1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting62d-36d212d188d-
Business Administration and Management, General24d98d-1,613d1,544d81d
Business/Commerce, General--143d1--
Finance, General----35d-
Management Information Systems, General10d-23d88d23d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General----61d-
Organizational Leadership-18d---11d
Project Management15d---41d-
Category total111d116d202d1,914d1,892d92d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General---152d2d-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia---90109d-
Journalism---21--
Organizational Communication, General-2d----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other----22d-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-11d-5297d2d
Category total-13d-315d230d2d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2d--37--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance12d--7d--
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other3d-----
Informatics---17d16d-
Information Technology---159d19d-
Category total17d--220d35d-
Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General--0---
Category total--0---
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services----338-
Curriculum and Instruction-147d--69d164d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--112d183d44d-
Education, General-3d26d13d41d10d
Education, Other---26d--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-44d----
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-30d--18d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-142d--188d193d
Educational/Instructional Technology-40d--29d-
Elementary Education and Teaching---369d326d-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education----42d-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-32d--182d20d
History Teacher Education----41d-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-6d-163d-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching25d19d----
Mathematics Teacher Education----6d-
Reading Teacher Education----29d-
Secondary Education and Teaching----124d-
Special Education and Teaching, General-1d-113d288d-
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other----26d-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor9d--28d25d-
Urban Education and Leadership----2d-
Category total34d464d138d733d1,881d387d
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General---10--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering---20--
Industrial Engineering---10--
Mechanical Engineering---34--
Category total---74--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--8d26d--
English Language and Literature, General---3610-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing----40d-
Rhetoric and Composition----14d-
Category total--8d62d64d-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General---48--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General---3--
Human Development and Family Studies, General---40--
Category total---91--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)---19--
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature-6d----
Hebrew Language and Literature-12d----
Spanish Language and Literature---9--
Category total-18d-28--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer---9--
Health Services Administration----70d-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General19d40d-1d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---80d77d-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist1d-68d---
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other14d30d--921d-
Nursing Administration----220d-
Nursing Education-1d----
Nursing Practice-3---42
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy-----136
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-89d----
Public Health Education and Promotion---62--
Public Health, General-39d--256d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse---369d2d-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist---26d--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling----39d-
Category total34d202d68d547d1,585d178
History
History, General-8d10d196d148d-
Military History---2d--
Category total-8d10d198d148d-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-24d----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies8d22d72d614d493d1d
Fire Services Administration---25d--
Forensic Science and Technology---12--
Homeland Security-1d----
Category total8d47d72d651d493d1d
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General----12d-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence----81d-
International Law and Legal Studies----11d-
Law-----63
Legal Assistant/Paralegal80d-86d113d--
Pre-Law Studies---92d--
Category total80d-86d205d104d63
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies---69--
Category total--069--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--5d14--
Category total--5d14--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician10-3---
Category total10-3---
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology---65d--
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare----119d-
Category total---65d119d-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology---3--
Human Biology----2d-
International/Globalization Studies---28--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General---40d--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--315d1,502d133d-
Nutrition Sciences----3d-
Category total--315d1,573d138d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology---9580-
Outdoor Education---11--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-11d-71d126d-
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General---9--
Category total-11d-186d206d-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies---212d-
Philosophy---6--
Religion/Religious Studies--7269808
Category total--727252d8
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General---7--
Category total---7--
Psychology
Applied Psychology----259d-
Counseling Psychology----61764
Psychology, General-1d164d1,332d8-
Category total-1d164d1,332d884d64
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General---72d-
Public Administration2d19d-14d161d-
Public Policy Analysis, General-17d--81d-
Social Work---192--
Category total2d36d-213d244d-
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs---4756d-
National Security Policy Studies----37d-
Political Science and Government, General--0148d29d-
Social Sciences, General---16--
Category total--0211d122d-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies110d63d-275d-
Divinity/Ministry----623-
Lay Ministry---16--
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-74d-12--
Religious Education----16d18d
Religious/Sacred Music-3d-72d35d20d
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other----10d-
Theology/Theological Studies4743--826153
Youth Ministry---17--
Category total157d183d-119d1,585d191d
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General---369d4d-
Airline Flight Attendant--3---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations---13d--
Category total--3382d4d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting---3--
Brass Instruments---2--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production---50--
Design and Visual Communications, General---5763d-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General---18--
Fine/Studio Arts, General---31-
Graphic Design---92d12d-
Interior Design---12--
Keyboard Instruments---1--
Music History, Literature, and Theory---4--
Music Pedagogy---1336d8d
Music Performance, General---0--
Music Theory and Composition---4--
Music, General---6--
Music, Other---31d--
Musical Theatre---3--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-3d-27d-
Stringed Instruments---0--
Voice and Opera---2--
Category total-3d-303d119d8d
Grand total4531,1021,14610,38010,229995
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
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 5284
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 4043
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 4575
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4592
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: $9,581
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,979
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,376
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,155
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 73%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division I-FBS
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined100168
Baseball41
Basketball1617
Field Hockey27
Football114
Golf9
Lacrosse35
Soccer3133
Softball20
Swimming37
Tennis910
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1980)12/09/2026
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation CommissionAccredited (09/01/1984 - 11/06/2008)
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 (09/14/2006)08/31/2022
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degreeAccredited since (04/26/2018)12/31/2024
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degreePreaccredited (08/12/2013 - 04/26/2018)
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theologyAccredited since (01/31/2020)03/31/2027
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (09/14/2015)06/30/2029
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (10/09/2004)12/31/2024
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (10/09/2004)06/30/2029
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (10/06/2017)12/31/2024
 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 (10/26/2003)06/20/2010
  • 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/147703.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape133
d. Fondling4106
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery110
h. Aggravated assault011
i. Burglary8210
j. Motor vehicle theft041
k. Arson000
  • For 2018, line d was changed from 4 to 6.* For 2019, line c was changed from 1 to 3. For 2019, line d was changed from 6 to 10. Liberty University is committed to transparency, especially as it relates to campus safety and the prevention of crime. Following an extensive review of prior year statistics, this report contains revised crime data for 2018 and 2019. These changes reflect additional crimes discovered during an internal review as part of an ongoing Program Review being conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence101
b. Dating violence158
c. Stalking51423
  • For 2018, line a was changed from 1 to 5.* For 2018, line b was changed from 1 to 2.* For 2018, line c was changed from 5 to 21.* For 2019, line b was changed from 7 to 5. Liberty University is committed to transparency, especially as it relates to campus safety and the prevention of crime. Following an extensive review of prior year statistics, this report contains revised crime data for 2018 and 2019. These changes reflect additional crimes discovered during an internal review as part of an ongoing Program Review being conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations16813
c. Liquor law violations773
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.141
b. Drug abuse violations112538
c. Liquor law violations625554
  • For 2019, line b was changed from 29 to 25. Liberty University is committed to transparency, especially as it relates to campus safety and the prevention of crime. Following an extensive review of prior year statistics, this report contains revised crime data for 2018 and 2019. These changes reflect additional crimes discovered during an internal review as part of an ongoing Program Review being conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape010
d. Fondling001
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery110
h. Aggravated assault001
i. Burglary525
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
  • In 2019, line c was changed from 0 to 1. In 2019, line d was changed from 2 to 0. Liberty University is committed to transparency, especially as it relates to campus safety and the prevention of crime. Following an extensive review of prior year statistics, this report contains revised crime data for 2018 and 2019. These changes reflect additional crimes discovered during an internal review as part of an ongoing Program Review being conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence002
c. Stalking048
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations010
c. Liquor law violations010
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations51826
c. Liquor law violations444638
  • 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 Year201820172016
Default rate6.3%8.5%9.0%
Number in default1,6842,5592,841
Number in repayment26,44629,99731,267
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)