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 Limestone College

Limestone College - Gaffney, SC

1115 College Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina 29340-3799

General information:(800)795-7151*0
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,411( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $18,300 $19,200 $20,000 -4%
Out-of-state $18,300 $19,200 $20,000 -4%
Books and supplies $1,870 $2,304 $2,304 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,800 $7,000 $7,500 -7%
Other $4,232 $4,232 $4,232 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,115 $7,115 $7,115 0%
Other $3,807 $3,807 $3,807 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $8,832 $8,832 $8,832 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $31,202 $32,736 $34,036 -6%
Off Campus $31,092 $32,426 $33,226 -3%
Off Campus with Family $29,002 $30,336 $31,136 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,202 $32,736 $34,036 -6%
Off Campus $31,092 $32,426 $33,226 -3%
Off Campus with Family $29,002 $30,336 $31,136 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $20,000
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $20,000
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 264 96% --
Grant or scholarship aid 264 96% $2,922,036 $11,068
Federal grants 143 52% $648,816 $4,537
Pell grants 143 52% $586,066 $4,098
Other federal grants 66 24% $62,750 $951
State/local government grant or scholarships 116 42% $271,770 $2,343
Institutional grants or scholarships 247 90% $2,001,450 $8,103
Student loan aid 205 75% $1,917,001 $9,351
Federal student loans 202 73% $1,723,708 $8,533
Other student loans 22 8% $193,293 $8,786
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,387 70% $14,923,660 $6,252
Pell grants 1,799 53% $6,034,098 $3,354
Federal student loans 2,283 67% $21,385,013 $9,367

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,411
Undergraduate enrollment 3,411
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 377
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,511 761 750
Percent admitted 51% 55% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 55% 22% 16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 144 51%
ACT 77 27%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 400 480
SAT Math 420 530
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 15 20
ACT English 16 21
ACT Math 16 22
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 69-
Basketball 4219
Field Hockey -33
Golf 125
Lacrosse 7634
Soccer 2621
Softball -18
Swimming 2017
Tennis 97
Track and Field, Indoor 3333
Track and Field, Outdoor 5246
Track and Field, X-Country 1612
Volleyball 1414
Wrestling 73-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1928 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1946 Accredited
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 schools

04/22/2009 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession030
Drug law violations00 1
Liquor law violations120
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 030
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 101
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 210
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate13.7%
Number in default129
Number in repayment935

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00343600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4-
Category total4-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other14-
Business/Commerce, General-50
Business/Managerial Economics1-
Human Resources Development1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General12-
Category total33650
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Category total0-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Other0-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General35
Computer and Information Sciences, Other41
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance23-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other16
Information Science/Studies1-
Category total6012
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education0-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Elementary Education and Teaching20-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2-
Mathematics Teacher Education6-
Music Teacher Education1-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Social Studies Teacher Education0-
Category total39-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing0-
English Language and Literature, General0-
Writing, General1-
Category total1-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer1-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Category total1-
History Colleges
History, General3-
Category total3-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration42-
Category total42-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Pre-Law Studies0-
Category total0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies5329
Category total5329
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1-
Category total1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other3-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management2-
Category total17-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1-
Category total1-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1-
Category total41-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work102-
Category total102-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4-
Fine/Studio Arts, General0-
Graphic Design0-
Music Performance, General0-
Music, General1-
Category total5-
Grand total3691