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Livingstone College

701 W Monroe St, Salisbury, NC

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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
  • Psychology

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

Student Enrollment

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$10,347
Receiving Student Loans91%$8,152
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

Livingstone College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 20%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years11%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1992)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

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

Education

English Language and Literature

History

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    71.27%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    96%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    17:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $10,220