Lees-McRae College | Banner Elk, NC


Lees-McRae College is one of the top colleges in its class and region.

College Class: Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Region: Southeast


Total Enrollment (2021 – 2022): 895



A score of 1.00 means the college maintains the average in its class and region. Any amount above 1.0 is the percentage by which Lees-McRae College exceeds the average. For instance, a score of 1.34 means the college is performing at 34% above the average, and a score of 2.50 means the college is performing at 150% above the average.


Attainment at Lees-McRae College

On-time Graduation Score: 1.39
The on-time graduation score is based on the percentage of students who start at a college and attain a degree at that college in the expected amount of time. This score reflects student satisfaction, as the number is affected by the percentage of students who stay all four years. It also reflects the college’s success at admitting those students who will benefit from higher education and supporting them through the entirety of the program.


However, it’s common for students to attend more than one college before attaining a degree. Overall, about 9 out of 10 students who start at Lees-McRae College attain a degree at Lees-McRae College or transfer to a different college and attain a degree there.


Earnings and Debt After Lees-McRae College

Debt Score: 0.88 (For this score only, lower is better.)
Earnings Score: 1.05
Good Investment Score: 1.06
The Good Investment Score considers lifetime earnings relative to net tuition and debt.

Lees-McRae College produces a positive return on investment. The score here reflects how this return compares to other colleges in the class and region.


Fields of Study at Lees-McRae College:

·        Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences

·        Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

·        Education

·        Biological And Biomedical Sciences

·        Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

·        Psychology

·        Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services

·        Public Administration And Social Service Professions

·        Visual And Performing Arts

·        Health Professions And Related Programs

·        Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

·        History


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