Lipscomb University

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School Overview

Lipscomb University is a private Christian college located in the rural area of Nashville, Tennessee. Lipscomb educates just over 4,600 students with about 61% of the students taking at least one online course. Lipscomb offers 170 certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate-level degree programs.

That is, quite simply, at this university, faith and purpose and character are integrated into everything we teach, not just the required Bible classes. – Provost, Dr. W. Craig Bledsoe

Lipscomb University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (615) 966-1000
Website: www.lipscomb.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.lipscomb.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now
Address: One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,620
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 58%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,641 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $32,144
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,144
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $20,106

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

Lipscomb University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lipscomb University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4145
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 52
Education 41691
Engineering 141
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 3124
History 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 242
Natural Resources and Conservation 131
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 213
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 1441
Visual and Performing Arts 171
Grand total 181117352

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lipscomb 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 $32,144
Out-of-state $32,144
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $17,766
Out-of-state $17,766

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 625 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 625 98% $20,106
Student loan aid 306 48% $7,214

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,361 79% $19,747
Federal student loans 1,525 51% $9,273

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lipscomb 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 Lipscomb University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,638 1,283 2,355
Percent admitted 100% 59% 60%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 20% 17%

Admissions Considerations

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

Lipscomb University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 4,620
Undergraduate enrollment 2,938
Graduate enrollment 1,682

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

Lipscomb University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • 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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