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
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:applytolee.com
Address:1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,302
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,592 (87% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$15,770
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,770
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$11,746

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Lee University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lee University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs51
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Social Sciences3
Theology and Religious Vocations104
Visual and Performing Arts52
Grand total37335

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Lee University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Theology and Religious Vocations52
Grand total64

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid79396%
Grant or scholarship aid75491%$11,746
Student loan aid69784%$6,312

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,41575%$8,947
Federal student loans3,01866%$7,714

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 2017

Number of applicants2,2777691,508
Percent admitted100%85%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%41%38%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment5,302
Undergraduate enrollment4,821
Graduate enrollment481

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

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