Life University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,915
3.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,226
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.9%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.8%
448 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,753
85.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.3%
35 Graduates

About

Life University is a higher education institution located in Cobb County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Life University were Chiropractic (443 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 718 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Life University. 51.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (333 degrees), 2.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (157 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Life University is $12,915, which is $−2,026 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Life University is $12,915, which is $−2,027 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 $28,226.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Life University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,915
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Life University was $12,915. The cost of tuition at Life University is $−2,027 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$28,226
2022 Value
0.177%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Life University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,226. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Life University grew by 0.177%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,400
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Life University was of $14,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Life University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.17% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.9%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Life University was 2.9%, which represents 21 out of the 724 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Life University received 448 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 40.9% annual growth. Out of those 448 applicants, 438 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,753 students enrolled at Life University in 2022. 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Life University has an overall enrollment yield of 38.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
438
Accepted Out of 448

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Life University was 97.8% (438 admissions from 448 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 95.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 40.9%, while admissions grew by 43.6%..

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage (2022)
68
Scores Submitted (2022)

41% of enrolled first-time students at Life University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Life University had a total enrollment of 2,753 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Life University is 2,363 students and the part-time enrollment is 390. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at Life University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Life University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.3% White, 20.8% Black or African American, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Asian, and 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Life University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.4%), followed by White Male (14.8%) and Black or African American Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (24%), followed by White Female (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Life University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,753 students. The full-time enrollment at Life University is 2,363 and the part-time enrollment is 390. This means that 85.8% of students enrolled at Life University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Life University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Life 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
    1,136 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    573 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    572 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Life University is 41.3% White, 20.8% Black or African American, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Asian, and 1.45% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 100 students (3.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 20 more women than men received degrees from Life University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Life University is white (333 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (157 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Life University is Chiropractic (443 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Life University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (95 degrees awarded), Health (483 degrees), and Psychology (64 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 Life University are Registered nurses (1,526,578 people), Physicians (540,146 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (301,369 people), Other managers (277,958 people), and Medical & health services managers (237,774 people).

The most specialized majors at Life University in 2022 are Biology (95 degrees awarded), Health (483 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (34 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 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 Life University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Life University are Biology (95 degrees awarded), Health (483 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (34 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Life University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,115,888 people), Elementary & secondary schools (860,504 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (575,896 people), Outpatient care centers (485,292 people), and Offices of physicians (437,009 people).

The most specialized majors at Life University are Biology (95 degrees awarded), Health (483 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (34 degrees), and Human Sciences (3 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 Life University.
Most Common (2022)
443 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Life University was Chiropractic with 443 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

349
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
369
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 349 degrees were awarded to men at Life University, which is 0.946 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Life University in Chiropractic, which is 0.978 times less than the 224 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 224 degrees were awarded to men at Life University in Chiropractic, which is 1.02 times more than the 219 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Life University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Life University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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.

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, 5.71% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Life University is white (333 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (157 degrees).

3.9% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    171 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    162 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Life University is white male (171 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (162 degrees).

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Operations

Life University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−34.5%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Life University had a total salary expenditure of 80.3M. Life University employs 76 Assistant professors, 30 Associate professors and 14 Professors. Most academics at Life University are Male Assistant professor (40), Female Assistant professor (36), and Male Associate professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Life University are: Management, with 109 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 66 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 60 employees.

Endowment

$3.48M
2022 Endowment
3.61%
growth from 2021

Life University has an endowment valued at about $3.48M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Life University grew 3.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.16M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$37M
2022 Salaries
0.192%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Life University paid a median of $37M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($80.3M) and a 0.192% growth 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

$9.84M
Instructional Salaries
121
Number of Employees

In 2022, Life University paid a total of $9.84M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
109 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Life University were Assistant professor with 76 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Professor with 14 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Life University were Management with 109 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 66 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Life University was Male Assistant professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 18 employees.

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