Share
College Benchmark
Lees - McRae College
College Finder
Contents
Explore
Search
College Benchmark
More
About College Benchmark
Copyright © 2020 CollegeBenchmark.org and Spring Launch Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

All content on this website ("the Site") is the property of Spring Launch Media LLC. The collection and assembly of content on this Site are the exclusive property of Spring Launch Media LLC and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. School data is publicly sourced from the U.S. Department of Education. Safety data is sourced from the FBI. The SAT is a trademark owned by the College Board and the ACT is a registered trademark owned by ACT, Inc. None are affiliated with College Benchmark. Rely on any information provided by CollegeBenchmark.org or displayed on this site solely at your own risk. CollegeBenchmark.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed.

Lees - McRae College

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Overview
Back to Top

Acceptance Rate

70.8%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$25,878

Average Salary in 10 Years

$34,400
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Lees - McRae College

Lees - McRae College is located in Banner Elk, North Carolina. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers undergrad programs. It has 921 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 70.8%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Education, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. 32% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $32,500.

About
🗺 191 Main Street
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
Mission Lees-McRae educates and inspires students to approach life and work from a creative, collaborative, and critical perspective in preparation for diverse careers and environments.
🌐 www.lmc.edu
Map
Back to Top
Admissions
Back to Top

Lees - McRae College has around 1,190 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 24% decide to enroll at Lees - McRae College. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 1,190 applicants 38% are men and 62% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 164 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 61 men.

Lees - McRae College's acceptance rate is 70.8%. The acceptance rate for men is 70.5% and the acceptance rate for women is 70.9%.

Applicants
Back to Top
Who applies to Lees - McRae College?

Number of Applicants

1,190

Number of Applicants per Spot

6
per spot

Male Applicants

38%

Female Applicants

62%
Acceptance Rate
Back to Top
Getting into Lees - McRae College

Lees - McRae College Acceptance Rate

70.8%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

70.5%

Female Acceptance Rate

70.9%
School Popularity
Back to Top
Do Students Want to Go to Lees - McRae College?

Lees - McRae College Admissions Yield

24%
of accepted students choose to go to Lees - McRae College

Male Admissions Yield

26%

Female Admissions Yield

23%
Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
Graduation Rate
Back to Top

Graduation Rate

32%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

32%

Women Graduation Rate

32%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Cost
Back to Top
Can you afford to attend Lees - McRae College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$22,409
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$25,878
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$36,956
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$36,956
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$18,968
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$202
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Lees - McRae College would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Lees - McRae College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

79%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Lees - McRae College you can visit www.lmc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/index.htm.

Lees - McRae College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $36,956
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $36,956
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
Back to Top
How much money will you make after graduating from Lees - McRae College?

Lees - McRae College students, on average, make $34,400 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 1% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Lees - McRae College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Lees - McRae College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

1.4%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Lees - McRae College.

Median Earnings of Students from Lees - McRae College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lees - McRae College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Lees - McRae College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lees - McRae College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Lees - McRae College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lees - McRae College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Lees - McRae College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lees - McRae College.
Return on Education
Back to Top
What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Lees - McRae College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lees - McRae College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lees - McRae College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lees - McRae College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lees - McRae College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
Back to Top

Student-Faculty Ratio

12
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$53,119
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
Back to Top

Can you go to grad school at Lees - McRae College?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
Students
Back to Top

Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

921

Total Students

921
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

27%

Student Median Household Income

$55,854
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
Back to Top
Who will be your classmates?

Women

67%
of undergraduates

Men

33%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Lees - McRae College has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 49 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 203 women.

International Students

2%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Lees - McRae College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Back to Top
What do students at Lees - McRae College study?

Lees - McRae College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Lees - McRae College are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  3. Education
  4. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  5. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Approximately 80% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
Back to Top
Will you be happy at Lees - McRae College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

64%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Lees - McRae College has a retention rate of 64% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers
Back to Top

Undergraduate Transfers

154
17% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium

Lees - McRae College has around 154 students who transfer into the school each year. This is a medium rate at approximately 17% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Lees - McRae College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in North Carolina
Back to Top

Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, North Carolina tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 46% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 50% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.