Livingstone College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Livingstone College has an annual student enrollment of over 1,200.
Areas of study offered at Livingstone College include but are not limited to:
- Criminal Justice
- Business Administration
- Social Work
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. The majority of students admitted to Livingstone College have an SAT score in a range of 985 - 1210, or an ACT composite score within the range of 13 - 18. Approximately 50% of all students that applied were accepted at Livingstone College, with 23% of those accepted choosing to enroll.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $17,000 annually, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to determine cost. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for a cost of $3,300 annually. Students at Livingstone College may be eligible for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Livingstone College Blue Bears participate in several athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
- Golf (NCAA Division II)
Students should visit the Livingstone College website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Livingstone College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Livingstone College has a total student population of about 1,300. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 33% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $15,000-$18,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $790 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$10,347|
|Receiving Student Loans||91%||$8,152|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Livingstone College may provide services like those listed below:
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Livingstone College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 20%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1992)
Livingstone College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Track and Field (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
- Football (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Livingstone College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Winston - Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC (32 miles away)
- North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC (91 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Union in Union, SC (92 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Upstate in Spartanburg, SC (96 miles away)
- Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC (99 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Livingstone College for official up-to-date information.