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/apply-now
Address:One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,632
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,818 (61% 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:$29,756
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,756
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$18,936

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Lipscomb University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lipscomb University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences41
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2146
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services143
Education51581
Engineering141
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs3113
History3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies223
Natural Resources and Conservation121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology213
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences3
Theology and Religious Vocations1441
Visual and Performing Arts121
Grand total181109352

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Education111
Grand total1121

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$29,756
Out-of-state$29,756
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$18,576
Out-of-state$18,576

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid65298%
Grant or scholarship aid65298%$18,936
Student loan aid29645%$6,773

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,32877%$15,427
Federal student loans1,56852%$8,921

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,4641,1892,275
Percent admitted100%62%60%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%21%17%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment4,632
Undergraduate enrollment2,986
Graduate enrollment1,646

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
    • 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

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