Lee University

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School Overview

Lee University was started in 1918 from a small Bible institute from the Church of God of Cleveland, TN. It soon became a Bible college and junior college in 1948. Twenty years later, Lee became a four-year liberal arts college and in 1997, it was able to offer graduate degrees as a comprehensive liberal arts university. Lee is still sponsored by the Church of God.

The foundational purpose of all educational programs at Lee is to develop within the student’s knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.
Lee University Mission

Lee University offers certificates as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to over 5,300 students each year (approximately 4,820 undergraduates). Lee has 76 undergraduate programs and 35 graduate. Additionally, Lee offers 6 online bachelor’s programs and 4 online master’s programs.

Academically, Lee students enjoy a 17 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio. Socially, Lee has over 100 campus clubs and 90 different service learning opportunities.

Lee University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (423) 614-8000
Website: www.leeuniversity.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: applytolee.com
Address: 1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,386
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,635 (86% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $17,690
Out-of-state Tuition: $17,690
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,514

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Lee University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lee University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 42423
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 51
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 14
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 105
Visual and Performing Arts 52
Grand total 47736

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lee University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $17,690
Out-of-state $17,690
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $12,860
Out-of-state $12,860

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 881 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 821 92% $12,514
Student loan aid 792 88% $6,627

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,653 75% $9,901
Federal student loans 3,226 66% $7,307

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lee University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lee University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,443 786 1,657
Percent admitted 100% 87% 90%
Percent admitted who enrolled 36% 37% 35%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lee University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 5,386
Undergraduate enrollment 4,883
Graduate enrollment 503

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lee University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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