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 Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University - Hickory, NC

625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601

General information:(828)328-1741
Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,860(1,595 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:12 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
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 than 3%
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 $24,200 $25,290 $26,524 -5%
Out-of-state $24,200 $25,290 $26,524 -5%
Books and supplies $1,160 $1,160 $1,160 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,540 $8,930 $9,370 -5%
Other $2,850 $2,850 $2,850 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,540 $8,930 $9,370 -5%
Other $2,850 $2,850 $2,850 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,850 $2,850 $2,850 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $36,750 $38,230 $39,904 -3%
Off Campus $36,750 $38,230 $39,904 -3%
Off Campus with Family $28,210 $29,300 $30,534 -3%
On Campus $36,750 $38,230 $39,904 -3%
Off Campus $36,750 $38,230 $39,904 -3%
Off Campus with Family $28,210 $29,300 $30,534 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $26,524
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $26,524
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
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,470
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $7,470
Out-of-state fees $0
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 422 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 421 100% $7,978,411 $18,951
Federal grants 199 47% $1,013,153 $5,091
Pell grants 192 45% $798,703 $4,160
Other federal grants 146 35% $214,450 $1,469
State/local government grant or scholarships 303 72% $1,285,966 $4,244
Institutional grants or scholarships 420 99% $5,679,292 $13,522
Student loan aid 388 92% $2,092,446 $5,393
Federal student loans 388 92% $2,021,406 $5,210
Other student loans 4 1% $71,040 $17,760
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 1,488 95% $26,216,161 $17,618
Pell grants 683 44% $2,983,508 $4,368
Federal student loans 1,388 88% $10,223,686 $7,366


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.
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.


• 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 1,860
Undergraduate enrollment 1,595
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 137
Graduate enrollment 265

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$35

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,022 1,473 2,549
Percent admitted 72% 71% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 71% 12% 9%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 376 93%
ACT 107 27%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 540
SAT Math 460 560
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 24
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, 65 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 5247
Baseball 57-
Basketball 1913
Football 87-
Golf 95
Lacrosse 4029
Soccer 2428
Softball -18
Swimming 1311
Tennis 118
Volleyball -15


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


American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

12/01/1996 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2005 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

01/01/1958 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

04/01/1969 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations10 9
Liquor law violations212
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 001
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 311
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 202
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 171024
Motor vehicle theft 121
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 9716
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


Default Rate7.1%
Number in default27
Number in repayment377

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00294100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-
Category total0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1-
Category total20-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General019
Finance, General4-
International Business/Trade/Commerce1-
International Finance0-
Management Science5-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1-
Category total3919
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General10-
Category total10-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General1-
Information Science/Studies1-
Category total4-
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-26
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3-
Education, General-0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness1-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education3-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching2-
Mathematics Teacher Education3-
Music Teacher Education1-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0-
Social Studies Teacher Education3-
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-
Category total4226
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technology, General0-
Category total0-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4-
Category total4-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development3-
Category total3-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0-
German Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature1-
Category total1-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer-0
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0-
Health and Wellness, General1-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist1131
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0-
Public Health, General-0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1-
Category total5631
History Colleges
History, General7-
Category total7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10
Category total10
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0-
Category total0-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies2-
Forestry, General0-
Category total2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General1-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1-
Category total33-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Religion/Religious Studies2-
Category total8-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1-
Physics, General4-
Category total10-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General2-
Category total23-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General14-
Category total14-
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States0-
Economics, General1-
International Relations and Affairs0-
Political Science and Government, General2-
Category total24-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Religious/Sacred Music0-
Category total0-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0-
Fine/Studio Arts, General2-
Graphic Design1-
Music Performance, General2-
Music, General0-
Category total5-
Grand total3176