Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,799
Graduate Enrollment: 2,276
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 71.26%

Male/Female: 45% / 55% (2017)

First generation college students: 39.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 6.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,147
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1050 - 1240

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 64.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 40.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 28.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 19.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 58.2%
Black: 5.9%
Hispanic: 23.4%
Asian: 6.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 2.4%
Non-resident alien: 2.3%
Unknown race: 1.3%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $43,142
In-State tuition: $35,472
Out-of-State tuition: $35,472

Estimated books and supplies: $1,500 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,222 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,230 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,000 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,230 (2022)

Average Family Income: $82,782 (2017)
Median Family Income: $54,594 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 31.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 50.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $228 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,991
$30k-48k $12,328
$48k-75k $15,235
$75k-110k $21,072
$110k+ $22,098

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 44%
6-year graduation rate: 60%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.1% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $11,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,832 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 68.5% (2015)
@3 year 71.0% (2017)
@5 year 80.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 51.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 60.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $44,947 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $58,433 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 8
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 100 $23,250 $202 $59,344 ($4,945) $79,269 ($6,606)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 13 $357
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 38 $466 $86,310 ($7,193)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 23 $27,000 $233
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 32 $403 $75,358 ($6,280) $98,054 ($8,171)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 18 $56,127 ($4,677) $62,229 ($5,186)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 22
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 5
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 35 $25,000 $239 $42,461 ($3,538)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 19 $389
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 23 $407 $53,263 ($4,439) $59,416 ($4,951)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 50 $26,000 $254 $37,140 ($3,095) $48,326 ($4,027)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 26 $411 $48,098 ($4,008) $57,117 ($4,760)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 10
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 15
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 64 $26,499 $263 $25,571 ($2,131)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 13
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 45 $26,000 $250 $29,183 ($2,432) $46,063 ($3,839)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 3
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 17
Master's Degree Physics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 79 $25,000 $257 $30,300 ($2,525) $42,266 ($3,522)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 116 $20,000 $186 $35,366 ($2,947) $47,449 ($3,954)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 51 $466 $79,997 ($6,666) $82,622 ($6,885)
Bachelor's Degree Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 1
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 26 $27,000 $276 $41,021 ($3,418)
Master's Degree Social Work. 13 $233
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 1
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 5
Associate's Degree Air Transportation. 1
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 94 $24,873 $265 $43,078 ($3,590) $66,953 ($5,579)
Master's Degree Air Transportation. 19
Bachelor's Degree Transportation and Materials Moving, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 9
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 4
Bachelor's Degree Music. 2
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 2
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 6
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 19 $39,416 ($3,285)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 22 $35,888 ($2,991)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 142 $27,000 $265 $68,919 ($5,743) $78,313 ($6,526)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 79 $544 $95,439 ($7,953) $105,538 ($8,795)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 107 $26,000 $244 $47,209 ($3,934) $59,300 ($4,942)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 167 $389 $63,602 ($5,300) $76,268 ($6,356)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 35 $23,162 $193 $42,717 ($3,560) $56,591 ($4,716)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 27 $25,688 $216 $52,308 ($4,359)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 21 $27,000 $228 $60,962 ($5,080)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 1
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 21 $58,621 ($4,885)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 23
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 33 $20,000 $215 $35,205 ($2,934) $53,530 ($4,461)
Bachelor's Degree History. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 6
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 13
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 14 $26,607 ($2,217)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 16 $22,781
Master's Degree Chemistry. 7


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $86,967
Full time faculty: 42%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $84,155,381 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $105,743,452 (2022)