Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 47,179
Graduate Enrollment: 47,013
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Christian

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 99.28%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 42.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 37.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended
2021 Median Admit SAT: 1,172


2021 Median Admit ACT: 25


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 46.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 21.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 12.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 7.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 56.5%
Black: 9.6%
Hispanic: 7.3%
Asian: 1.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 0.9%
Unknown race: 19.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $39,838
In-State tuition: $22,713
Out-of-State tuition: $22,713

Estimated books and supplies: $1,374 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,547 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $6,480 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,960 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $6,480 (2022)

Average Family Income: $78,096 (2017)
Median Family Income: $31,697 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 38.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 51.9%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $24,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $260 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $28,923
$30k-48k $26,336
$48k-75k $27,214
$75k-110k $27,143
$110k+ $30,358

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 45%
6-year graduation rate: 62%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 91.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $24,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,828 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $16,666 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 55.9% (2015)
@3 year 61.2% (2017)
@5 year 71.7% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 24.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 26.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $40,614 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $46,283 (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 Education, General. 21 $42,160 $425
Associate's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 102 $25,048 $212 $16,108 ($1,342) $22,011 ($1,834)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 446 $33,450 $272 $25,707 ($2,142) $31,860 ($2,655)
Associate's Degree Legal Support Services. 55 $30,500 $226 $38,169 ($3,181) $37,062 ($3,089)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 361 $374 $42,223 ($3,519) $46,243 ($3,854)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 16
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 126 $366 $46,834 ($3,903) $48,713 ($4,059)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 20 $27,000 $286 $24,386 ($2,032) $30,003 ($2,500)
Associate's Degree Education, Other. 38 $26,266 $274 $19,974 ($1,665)
Bachelor's Degree Education, Other. 3 $28,997 ($2,416)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 9
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 26 $26,899 $285 $64,483 ($5,374) $83,377 ($6,948)
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 25 $27,000 $286 $64,044 ($5,337)
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 18 $70,203 ($5,850)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree American Sign Language. 13 $33,133 ($2,761)
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 52 $23,250 $246 $26,726 ($2,227) $31,357 ($2,613)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 6
Master's Degree Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations. 95 $321 $83,264 ($6,939)
Bachelor's Degree Military Systems and Maintenance Technology. 16 $19,407 $192
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 35 $27,832 $257 $34,026 ($2,836)
Bachelor's Degree Biopsychology. 8
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 25 $22,914 $215 $28,153 ($2,346)
Associate's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 306 $21,500 $178 $35,966 ($2,997) $36,018 ($3,002)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1365 $28,375 $221 $39,599 ($3,300) $46,175 ($3,848)
Master's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 137 $389 $45,381 ($3,782)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 221 $25,645 $248 $26,339 ($2,195) $41,591 ($3,466)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 184 $332 $39,794 ($3,316) $47,917 ($3,993)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 8
Bachelor's Degree Outdoor Education. 17
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 3
Associate's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 91 $29,250 $284 $38,942 ($3,245) $42,532 ($3,544)
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 795 $36,495 $332 $37,562 ($3,130) $44,318 ($3,693)
Doctoral Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 9
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 656 $579 $38,497 ($3,208) $46,350 ($3,863)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 19 $717
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 2
Associate's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 74 $28,917 $288 $38,163 ($3,180) $44,235 ($3,686)
Associate's Degree Air Transportation. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 62 $27,000 $276 $27,090 ($2,258) $43,795 ($3,650)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 549 $29,728 $265 $44,008 ($3,667) $51,272 ($4,273)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 245 $352 $58,593 ($4,883) $56,884 ($4,740)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 21
Bachelor's Degree Human Services, General. 17
Master's Degree Human Services, General. 2 $44,000 ($3,667)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Administration. 4
Bachelor's Degree Public Administration. 1
Master's Degree Public Administration. 37 $348 $39,151 ($3,263)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 11
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 125 $318 $57,482 ($4,790) $61,311 ($5,109)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Policy Analysis. 15
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 124 $29,000 $286 $34,196 ($2,850)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 41 $33,345 $309
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 63 $450 $53,373 ($4,448)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 16 $27,000 $286 $36,396 ($3,033)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 7
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1253 $372 $41,045 ($3,420)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 41
First Professional Degree Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy. 150
Master's Degree Public Health. 277 $407 $44,691 ($3,724) $56,088 ($4,674)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 44
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 368 $27,457 $276 $66,619 ($5,552) $70,066 ($5,839)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 138 $389 $86,388 ($7,199) $95,096 ($7,925)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 26
Associate's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 127 $28,416 $265 $37,522 ($3,127) $40,467 ($3,372)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 10 $72,904 ($6,075)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 24
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1538 $29,166 $265 $45,287 ($3,774) $54,361 ($4,530)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1446 $389 $64,372 ($5,364) $72,387 ($6,032)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 28
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 64 $64,046 ($5,337)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Accounting and Related Services. 18
Associate's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 39 $27,526 $253 $31,469 ($2,622) $35,846 ($2,987)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 219 $32,183 $286 $47,574 ($3,965) $58,047 ($4,837)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 190 $311 $59,833 ($4,986) $67,089 ($5,591)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Management Information Systems and Services. 3
Associate's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 22 $28,521 $246
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 91 $31,000 $289 $60,055 ($5,005) $74,585 ($6,215)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 25 $359 $81,648 ($6,804)
Master's Degree Marketing. 53 $389 $50,430 ($4,203)
Bachelor's Degree History. 169 $27,000 $228 $29,706 ($2,476) $39,608 ($3,301)
Master's Degree History. 84 $353 $39,639 ($3,303)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 104 $23,250 $228 $33,489 ($2,791) $38,584 ($3,215)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 37 $358 $57,885 ($4,824) $51,867 ($4,322)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Communication and Media Studies. 15
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 15 $32,387 ($2,699)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 73 $23,250 $220 $32,511 ($2,709)
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 88 $311 $41,830 ($3,486)
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer and Information Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 183 $28,068 $284 $53,338 ($4,445) $88,983 ($7,415)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 19 $26,656 $265
First Professional Degree Law. 50
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 81 $334 $43,846 ($3,654)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Legal Support Services. 64 $40,949 ($3,412)
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 99 $37,652 $325 $37,450 ($3,121) $41,192 ($3,433)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 29 $24,850 $265 $27,643 ($2,304) $37,236 ($3,103)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 26 $425
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 85 $25,291 $249 $39,265 ($3,272) $39,447 ($3,287)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 103 $23,299 $228 $24,042 ($2,004) $38,401 ($3,200)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 97 $372 $29,873 ($2,489)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 26 $24,393 $259 $26,422 ($2,202)
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 10 $311
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 7
Master's Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 7 $298
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 22 $27,500 $286 $44,906 ($3,742)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Bible/Biblical Studies. 104 $22,274 $222 $30,579 ($2,548) $27,395 ($2,283)
Bachelor's Degree Bible/Biblical Studies. 1 $31,676 ($2,640)
Master's Degree Bible/Biblical Studies. 4 $341 $33,390 ($2,783)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bible/Biblical Studies. 29
Master's Degree Religious Education. 25 $546 $43,832 ($3,653) $40,837 ($3,403)
Bachelor's Degree Religious/Sacred Music. 32 $27,000 $252 $22,475 ($1,873) $35,910 ($2,993)
Master's Degree Religious/Sacred Music. 22 $462 $41,032 ($3,419)
Doctoral Degree Religious/Sacred Music. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Religious/Sacred Music. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Theological and Ministerial Studies. 35 $37,207 ($3,101)
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 1409 $389 $48,069 ($4,006) $52,346 ($4,362)
Doctoral Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 38 $988 $70,894 ($5,908)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Theological and Ministerial Studies. 35 $43,660 ($3,638)
Bachelor's Degree Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 74 $23,750 $242 $30,748 ($2,562) $41,716 ($3,476)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 72 $45,637 ($3,803)
Master's Degree Theology and Religious Vocations, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 8
Associate's Degree Psychology, General. 173 $30,949 $279 $23,661 ($1,972) $28,185 ($2,349)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 1033 $32,916 $297 $29,799 ($2,483) $36,871 ($3,073)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 18 $23,250 $266 $36,525 ($3,044) $45,620 ($3,802)
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 36 $21,750 $231 $48,106 ($4,009) $60,138 ($5,012)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 134 $27,000 $286 $41,485 ($3,457) $48,474 ($4,040)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 6
Associate's Degree Construction Trades, General. 2
Associate's Degree Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Air Transportation. 223 $24,874 $238 $51,992 ($4,333) $77,721 ($6,477)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 148 $26,000 $265 $29,035 ($2,420) $36,375 ($3,031)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 15 $353 $58,183 ($4,849)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 10
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 54 $22,500 $239 $19,292 ($1,608)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 76 $27,000 $286 $25,726 ($2,144) $30,707 ($2,559)
Master's Degree Music. 22 $387 $39,436 ($3,286)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 14
Associate's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 72 $30,087 $265 $23,502 ($1,959) $21,699 ($1,808)
Master's Degree Education, General. 93 $389 $43,820 ($3,652)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 80 $637 $59,380 ($4,948)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 147
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 127 $332 $52,348 ($4,362) $56,500 ($4,708)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 120 $620 $64,329 ($5,361) $69,895 ($5,825)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 193
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 31 $389 $50,619 ($4,218) $44,177 ($3,681)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 20
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 132 $29,875 $286 $36,914 ($3,076) $38,045 ($3,170)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 260 $389 $46,628 ($3,886) $47,310 ($3,943)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 57 $41,325 ($3,444)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 292 $466 $44,886 ($3,741) $49,510 ($4,126)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 16
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 40 $22,500 $239 $30,857 ($2,571) $35,872 ($2,989)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $45,828
Full time faculty: 35%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 17.0

School's endowment start of year: $1,714,462,564 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $2,156,598,596 (2022)