Long Island University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,182
2% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,031
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.36%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85%
14,341 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
15,066
53.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
41.3%
456 Graduates

About

Long Island University is a higher education institution located in Nassau County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Long Island University were Registered Nursing (428 degrees awarded), Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (189 degrees), and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (117 degrees).

In 2020, 3,610 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Long Island University. 72.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,336 degrees), 2.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (654 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Long Island University is $37,182, which is $14,652 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Long Island University is $37,182, which is $14,652 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,031.

In 2020, 47% of undergraduate students attending Long Island University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,182
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Long Island University was $37,182. The cost of tuition at Long Island University is $14,652 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$25,031
2020 Value
1.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Long Island University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,031. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Long Island University grew by 1.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$19,675
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Long Island University was of $19,675 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.846% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Long Island University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6% with respect to 2019, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.36%
2018 Default Rate
201
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Long Island University was 5.36%, which represents 201 out of the 3750 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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Admissions

Long Island University received 14,341 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 7.6% annual growth. Out of those 14,341 applicants, 12,191 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85% acceptance rate.

There were 15,066 students enrolled at Long Island University in 2020, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Long Island University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.47%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
12,191
Accepted Out of 14,341

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Long Island University was 85% (12,191 admissions from 14,341 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 7.6%, while admissions grew by 14.2%.

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SAT Scores

84%
Submission Percentage
972
Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Long Island University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Long Island University has a total enrollment of 15,066 students. The full-time enrollment at Long Island University is 7,994 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,072. This means that 53.1% of students enrolled at Long Island University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Long Island University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45% White, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Black or African American, 10.5% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Long Island University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.2%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (9.41%) and White Male (9.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Long Island University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,066 students. The full-time enrollment at Long Island University is 7,994 and the part-time enrollment is 7,072. This means that 53.1% of students enrolled at Long Island University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 Long Island University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Long Island University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,773
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,110
  3. Black or African American
    1,659

The enrolled student population at Long Island University is 45% White, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Black or African American, 10.5% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.199% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 2,090 students (13.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1620 more women than men received degrees from Long Island University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Long Island University is white (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (654 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Long Island University is Registered Nursing (428 degrees awarded), followed by Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, & Administration (189 degrees) and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (117 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Long Island University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (89 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (199 degrees), and Health (1,636 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Long Island University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,706,817 people), Registered nurses (1,341,408 people), Secondary school teachers (367,616 people), Education administrators (258,615 people), and Social workers, all other (183,215 people).

The most specialized majors at Long Island University are Library Science (89 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (199 degrees), Health (1,636 degrees), Education (532 degrees), and Communication Technologies (25 degrees).

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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 Long Island University are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Long Island University are Library Science (89 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (199 degrees), Health (1,636 degrees), Education (532 degrees), and Communication Technologies (25 degrees).

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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 Long Island University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,845,717 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,550,360 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (322,773 people), Outpatient care centers (278,858 people), and Offices of physicians (206,123 people).

The most specialized majors at Long Island University are Library Science (89 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (199 degrees), Health (1,636 degrees), Education (532 degrees), and Communication Technologies (25 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Long Island University.
Most Common
  1. 428 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 189 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 117 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Long Island University was Registered Nursing with 428 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

995
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,615
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 995 degrees were awarded to men at Long Island University, which is 0.38 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,615).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Long Island University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 102 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 369 degrees were awarded to women at Long Island University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.86 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 27% of students graduating from Long Island University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Long Island University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.07% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,336 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    654 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    530 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Long Island University is white (1,336 degrees awarded). There were 2.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (654 degrees).

18.1% of degree recipients (654 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    963 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    394 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    373 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Long Island University is white female (963 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (394 degrees).

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Operations

Long Island University has an endowment valued at nearly $242M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $13.3M (5.48%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Long Island University had a total salary expenditure of $306M. Long Island University employs 153 Associate professors, 140 Professors, and 135 Assistant professors. Most academics at Long Island University are Female Assistant professors (93), Male Professors(80), and Female Associate professors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Long Island University are: Management, with 245 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 108 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$242M
2020 Endowment
1.48%
growth from 2019

Long Island University has an endowment valued at about $242M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Long Island University grew 1.48% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $203M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.8M - Federal
  2. $5.47M - State
  3. $634k - Local

As of 2020, Long Island University received $10.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.47M from state grants and contracts, and $634k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$133M
2020 Salaries
5.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Long Island University paid a median of $133M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($306M) and a 5.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.17% decline from 2018 and a 133% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.3M
Instructional Salaries
438
Number of Employees

In 2020, Long Island University paid a total of $48.3M to 438 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
153 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
245 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Long Island University were Associate professor with 153 employees; Professor with 140 employees; and Professor with 135 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Long Island University were Management with 245 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Long Island University was Female Assistant professor with 93 employees, Male Professor with 80 employees, and Female Associate professor with 77 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Long Island University.

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