2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$31,539

Net Price

46%

Admitted

23%

Enrolled

87%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Lehigh University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 7,263. In 2021, there were 93 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #12 in Pennsylvania and ranks #137 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

93

Total Enrollment

7,263

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Lehigh University

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#12

Pennsylvania Rank

Combining ranking factors for 93 schools that offer psychology degrees in Pennsylvania, Lehigh University ranks #12.

#137

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Lehigh University ranks #137.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Lehigh University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology. At the master level Developmental Psychology, General Psychology and Research Psychology are offered. At the doctorate level Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology and Research Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMAPhD
Counseling and Applied Psychology96
Counseling Psychology6
Developmental Psychology14
General Psychology4971
Research Psychology64
Total Graduates4991421
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (RPSY) – Postdoctoral residency programs
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 14,107 students applied to the Lehigh University. The university admitted 46% and 23% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Pennsylvania universities is 6,852. On average, all Pennsylvania institutions admit 77% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Lehigh University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 94%. Compared to all Pennsylvania four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Lehigh University is 87%, compared to 66% for all Pennsylvania universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare LU to Pennsylvania Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Lehigh University to the average of all Pennsylvania four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

LU

14,107

Applicants

46%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

94%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

87%

Graduation Rate

PA Colleges

6,852

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 555 or 84% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 107 or 16% part-time faculty members employed at Lehigh University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 555 or 84%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

LU

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

84%

Percent Full-Time

16%

Percent Part-Time

84%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

PA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Lehigh University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $56,980, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $27,000 and the average cost for graduate fees is $130.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Lehigh University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Lehigh University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$15,330
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,065
Total Living Expenses$16,395
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$56,980
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$74,375
In-State, Graduate Tuition$27,000
In-State, Graduate Fees$130
Total Graduate Expenses$27,130
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Lehigh University is $31,539. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Lehigh University to all Pennsylvania universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

LU

$74,375

Cost to Attend

$28,703

Average Financial Aid

82%

Percent Receiving Aid

$31,539

Net Price

PA Colleges

$45,060

Cost to Attend

$18,452

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,691

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,127 or 82%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,188 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $28,703.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,188$28,703
Pell Grants940$5,243
Federal Student Loans1,895$5,725
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Lehigh University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

LU

4,188

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

940

Number of Pell Grants

13%

Pell Grants

1,895

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

PA Colleges

3,134

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

1,217

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,090

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

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