Lincoln Christian University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,820
2.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,706
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.55%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
258
39.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
65.8%
48 Graduates

About

Lincoln Christian University is a higher education institution located in Logan County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Lincoln Christian University were Divinity & Ministry (21 degrees awarded), Counseling Psychology (15 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (14 degrees).

In 2022, 146 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lincoln Christian University. 43.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (119 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Christian University is $14,820, which is $−121 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lincoln Christian University is $14,820, which is $−122 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,706.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Lincoln Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,820
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lincoln Christian University was $14,820. The cost of tuition at Lincoln Christian University is $−122 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$7,706
2022 Value
56.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lincoln Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,706. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lincoln Christian University grew by 56.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,843
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lincoln Christian University was of $6,843 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.47% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Lincoln Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.05% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.55%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lincoln Christian University was 2.55%, which represents 4 out of the 157 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Lincoln Christian University had a total enrollment of 258 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Christian University is 101 students and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 39.1% of students enrolled at Lincoln Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.1% White, 9.3% Black or African American, 3.49% Hispanic or Latino, 1.94% Asian, and 1.94% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lincoln Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.1%), followed by White Female (29.4%) and Black or African American Male (7.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56%), followed by White Male (28%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lincoln Christian University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 258 students. The full-time enrollment at Lincoln Christian University is 101 and the part-time enrollment is 157. This means that 39.1% of students enrolled at Lincoln Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

8%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Christian University was 8%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Lincoln Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    199 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    24 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lincoln Christian University is 77.1% White, 9.3% Black or African American, 3.49% Hispanic or Latino, 1.94% Asian, and 1.94% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5 students (1.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 20 fewer women than men received degrees from Lincoln Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lincoln Christian University is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (10 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Lincoln Christian University is Divinity & Ministry (21 degrees awarded), followed by Counseling Psychology (15 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (14 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lincoln Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (87 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and Psychology (22 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Accountants & auditors (1,047,390 people), Other managers (778,258 people), Financial managers (507,181 people), Chief executives & legislators (406,266 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (339,173 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University in 2022 are Theology (87 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Theology (87 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (916,629 people), Computer Systems Design (564,069 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (538,523 people), Banking & related activities (507,244 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (497,047 people).

The most specialized majors at Lincoln Christian University are Theology (87 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Psychology (22 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lincoln Christian University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 21 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Lincoln Christian University was Divinity & Ministry with 21 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

83
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
63
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Christian University, which is 1.32 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (63).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Christian University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.54 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Lincoln Christian University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.65 times less than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 36% of students graduating from Lincoln Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Lincoln Christian University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    119 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lincoln Christian University is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (10 degrees).

1.37% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    70 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lincoln Christian University is white male (70 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (49 degrees).

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Operations

Lincoln Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.65%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Lincoln Christian University had a total salary expenditure of 10.2M. Lincoln Christian University employs 7 Professors, 3 Associate professors and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lincoln Christian University are Male Professor (6), Male Associate professor (3), and Male Assistant professor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University are: Management, with 5 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 3 employees.

Endowment

$5.42M
2022 Endowment
5.12%
decline from 2021

Lincoln Christian University has an endowment valued at about $5.42M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lincoln Christian University declined 5.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.22M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$4.16M
2022 Salaries
5.5%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Lincoln Christian University paid a median of $4.16M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($10.2M) and a 5.5% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$712k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lincoln Christian University paid a total of $712k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University were Professor with 7 employees, Associate professor with 3 employees, and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University were Management with 5 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 4 employees, and Sales and related with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lincoln Christian University was Male Professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 3 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 2 employees.

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