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Facts and figures about Lindenwood University

Data presented is relevant to the most recent reporting time period - Fall 2016.

Mission

  • Lindenwood University offers values-centered programs leading to the development of the whole person – an educated, responsible citizen of a global community. [ Read More ]

General Information

  • Location: St. Charles, Missouri (population 65,794 – 2010 census)

  • Founded: 1827 by Mary Easton Sibley and George Sibley

  • Campus grounds: 500 acres

  • Institution type: Private, comprehensive, coeducational university

  • Regional accreditation: Continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1921

  • Academic Schools: Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP); Arts, Media, and Communications; Education; Health Sciences; Humanities; Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship; Sciences

  • Branch campus: Belleville campus – Belleville, Ill.

  • Athletics: NCAA Division II

  • Athletics conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

  • Nickname: Lions

  • Colors: Black and gold

  • Living alumni: 48,946

Student Body

First Time Freshmen

  • Full-time degree seeking, first-time freshmen (697): 303 men (43.5%) and 394 women (56.5%)

  • Part-time degree seeking, first-time freshmen (19): 7 men (36.8%) and 12 women (63.2%)

All Undergraduate Students*:  5,855

*Semester Students Only                  

  • Total full-time undergraduate students (5,155): 2,312 men (44.8%) and 2,843 women (55.2%)

  • Total part-time undergraduate students (700): 248 men (35.4%) and 452 women (64.6%)

All Graduate Students*:  2,842

*Semester Students Only

  • Total full-time graduate students (972): 361 men (37.1%) and 611 women (62.9%)

  • Total part-time graduate students (1,870): 488 men (26.1%) and 1,382 women (73.9%)

Freshman Academic Profile

  • ACT composite score:

    • 25th percentile: 21
    • 75th percentile: 26
  • Average High School GPA: 3.32

Costs

  • Full-time (day) undergraduate tuition: $15,672

  • Room and board: $8,800

  • Fees: $660

Financial Aid

  • Undergraduate Students Receiving Federal Loans: 64%

Graduation & Retention

  • Freshman to sophomore retention rate (Fall 2015 to Fall 2016): 75%

  • Six-year graduation rate for 2010 cohort: 50%

Student Life

  • Number of honor societies: 20

  • Number of student organizations: 72 (including Greek)

  • Number of Greek organizations: 6 (3 sororities, 3 fraternities)

  • Number of NCAA men’s sports: 13

  • Number of NCAA women’s sports: 14

  • Number of Student Life men’s sports: 4

  • Number Student Life women’s sports: 8

  • Number of Student Life co-ed sports: 9

Academic Programs

  • Academic Schools: Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP); Arts, Media, and Communications; Education; Health Sciences; Humanities; Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship; Sciences

  • Student to faculty ratio: 10 to 1 (undergraduate)

  • Number of undergraduate degree programs: 96

  • Number of graduate degree programs: 39

  • Number of doctoral degree programs: 2

  • Number of specialist programs:  4

  • Top 5 Undergraduate Majors:

    • Business Administration
    • Criminal Justice
    • Exercise Science
    • Psychology
    • Elementary Education

Faculty

  • Total: 1165

  • Minority: 12%

  • Men: 46.3%
  • Women: 53.7%

  • Total number of full-time faculty: 250

    • Minority: 10%

    • Women: 50%

    • Percentage with doctorate or other terminal degree: 74%

  • Total number of part-time faculty: 915

    • Minority: 12.6%

    • Women: 54.6%

Key Dates in Lindenwood's History

  • 1827 – founding of “Lindenwood Female College” by the Sibleys (Lindenwood is the oldest college west of the Mississippi River)

  • 1856 – receives its charter from the State of Missouri

  • 1857 – Sibley Hall constructed (oldest building on campus)

  • 1918 – a four-year college curriculum is established

  • 1969 – becomes coeducational

  • 1970 – begins offering evening classes

  • 1975 – launches accelerated degree program known as the Lindenwood College for Individualized Education (LCIE)

  • 1976 – begins offering master’s degrees

  • 1997 – begins doing business under the name of Lindenwood University

  • 2003 – takes ownership of the Belleville campus

  • 2007 – begins offering Doctor of Education degrees

  • 2009 – adds full-service day school at Belleville campus

  • 2011 – approved by HLC to offer online classes

  • 2013 – St. Charles campus becomes a full member of the NCAA – Division II  

  • 2014 – announces plans for the construction of a new Learning Resources Center

More Information

See Lindenwood University – Missouri Common Data Set for 2016-2017 for more complete information: Common Data Set: Missouri 2016-2017

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301