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Quick Facts - St. Charles Campus – Fall 2015

Facts and figures about Lindenwood University

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, liberal arts university

  • Affiliation: Independent with a historical relationship with the Presbyterian Church

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

  • Academic Schools: Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Communications, Education, Fine and Performing Arts, Human Services, Humanities, Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP), Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Sciences, Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences.

  • Branch campus: Belleville campus – Belleville, Ill.

  • Additional off-campus locations: 48

  • Athletics: NCAA Division II

  • Athletics conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

  • Nickname: Lions

  • Colors: Black and gold

  • Living alumni: 45,072

  • Post-graduate data: 93% employed and/or in graduate school six months post-graduation

Enrollment

  • Full-time degree seeking, first-time freshmen: 361 men and 482 women

  • Part-time degree seeking, first-time freshmen: 7 men and 9 women

  • Total full-time undergraduates: 2,416 men and 3,139 women

  • Total part-time undergraduates: 354 men and 550 women

  • Total full-time graduate students: 444 men and 718 women

  • Total part-time graduate students: 482 men and 1,254 women

  • Grand total of all students: 9,357

Traditional Day Undergraduate Student Population

  • Full-time: 4,496 (84.7%); part-time: 810 (15.3%)

  • Male: 2,352 (44.3%); female: 2,954 (55.7%)

  • Residents: 3,536 (66.6%); commuters: 1,770 (33.4%)

  • Undergraduate race/ethnicity: 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native, 0.7% Asian, 5.9% Black or African American, 3.4% Hispanic, 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 15.2% Non-Resident Alien, 14.2% Race/Ethnicity Unknown, 2.6% Two or More Races, and 57.5% White

  • Student level: 16.6% Freshman, 16.9% Sophomore, 21.6% Junior, 35.3% Senior, 1.3% English as a Second Language Program, and 8.1% Early College Start (Dual Credit)

  • Average age: Freshman-19, Sophomore-20, Junior-22, and Senior-24

  • Most popular majors (top 5):

    • Business Administration

    • Criminal Justice

    • Exercise Science

    • Psychology

    • Elementary Education

Undergraduate Profile (all undergraduates)

  • Gender: 43% men and 57% women

  • Minority: 17%

  • International: 12%

Freshman Academic Profile

  • ACT composite score:
    • 25th percentile: 20
    • 75th percentile: 25
  • Average GPA: 3.26

Academics

  • Academic Schools: Business and Entrepreneurship; Communications; Education; Fine and Performing Arts; Human Services; Humanities; Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP); Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; Sciences; Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Sciences

  • Student to faculty ratio: 16 to 1 (undergraduate)

  • Number of undergraduate degree programs: 100

  • Number of graduate degree programs: 54

  • Number of doctoral degree programs: 5

Specialized Program Accreditations

  • Athletic Training (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)

  • Business (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)

  • Education (Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)

  • Social Work (Council on Social Work Education)

  • Nursing (Commission on Collegiate Nursing in Education)

Faculty

  • Total number of full-time faculty: 253

    • Minority: 8%

    • Women: 49%

    • Percentage with doctorate or other terminal degree: 71%

  • Total number of part-time faculty: 1,100

    • Minority: 13%

    • Women: 53%

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • Freshman to sophomore retention rate (Fall 2014 to Fall 2015): 73%

  • Six-year graduation rate for 2009 cohort: 49%

Student Life - Undergraduate

  • Number of honor societies: 20

  • Number of student organizations: 78

  • Number of Greek organizations: 5 (2 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: 10

  • Percentage of students participating in intercollegiate athletics: 32%

Costs

  • Undergraduate tuition: $15,672

  • Room and board: $7,934

  • Fees: $350

Butler Library

  • Volumes: 92,383

  • E-books: 197,856

  • Journals: 223

  • E-journals: 134

  • Databases: 100

  • Audiobooks: 2,239

  • MOBIUS: access to library collections at 75 academic and public institutions across State of Missouri, as well as access to the collections in the Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries (CARL)

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 2015-2016 for more complete information: Common Data Set: Missouri 2015-2016

Lindenwood University
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St. Charles, MO 63301