Fall 2014 Enrollment
2,883 undergraduate students
90% of undergrad students are full time
39% male — 61% female
41% of students are from out of state
2014-2015 Academic Year
198 full-time faculty
293 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student/faculty ratio
83% of freshmen live on campus, and 50% of all undergrads
Retention Fall 2014
80% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2014
62% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2014
|Black or African American||7%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||2%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||5%|
NCAA Div I, Atlantic Sun Conference. 14 Varsity sports (8 Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track.7 Women’s: basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, track and volleyball) and many intramural sports.
Colors: Purple and Gold
Lipscomb University is a four-year, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Church of Christ and founded in 1891.
Accounting, American Studies, Art (Concentrations in: Graphic and Studio), Art Therapy, Biochemistry (Emphases in Biology and Chemistry), Biochemistry-Applied, Biology, Biology Teaching, Biomedical Physics, Chemistry-Applied, Chemistry Professional, Chemistry Teaching, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dietetics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, English, English Teaching, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Family and Consumer Sciences (Concentrations in: Consumer Sciences, Family Relations, Fashion Merchandising, Food Systems Management, and Textiles and Apparel), Financial Management, Financial Markets, French, French Teaching, General Studies: Interdisciplinary Non-Teaching, General Studies: Interdisciplinary Teaching, German, German Teaching, Government and Public Administration, Graphic Design, Health and Physical Education Teaching, History, History Teaching, History-Communication, Information and Technology Management, Information Technology Applications, Journalism and New Media, Law, Justice & Society (Emphases in Commerce and Industry, Conflict Management, Law and Ethics, Social Change), Management (Concentrations in Corporate Management, International Business, Human Resource Management, and Sustainability Management), Marketing, Marketing-Graphic Arts, Mathematics-Applied, Mathematics-Regular, Mathematics-Teaching, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Music (Emphases in Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, or Theory/Composition), Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal/General Music), Nursing, Nutrition, Organizational Communication and Public Relations, Philosophy, Physics, Physics Teaching, Political Science, Political Science-Communication, Psychology, Public Communication and Leadership, Social Work, Spanish, Spanish Teaching, Studio Art, Sustainability, Theater-B.F.A. (track emphases in Acting, Directing, Design/Tech, Musical Theater), Theater-B.A., Theater Ministry, Theater Teaching, Theology and Ministry (Concentrations in: Biblical Languages, Children’s Ministry, Missions, Preaching, and Youth Ministry, as well as a Vocational Ministry major and an interdisciplinary Worship Ministry major), Urban Studies, Visual Arts Administration, Visual Arts Teaching, Web Applications Development.
Lipscomb University offers students a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, serve, participate in mission trips, gain valuable experience through internships, and explore their discipline with research.
Each spring and summer, over 600 Lipscomb students travel across the country and to six continents on mission trips to build wells, install solar power arrays, run medical clinics, build homes, teach English, care for orphans and share God’s love.
Lipscomb’s curriculum integrates service and learning together (SALT), and all students participate in at least two SALT courses or experiences. Lipscomb’s SALT program has received national recognition from the President’s Higher Education Service Honor Roll, US News & World Report and Beyond the Books.
Lipscomb offers study abroad programs and courses in Chile, Austria, China, Italy, Spain, Israel, Greece and many others through the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Lipscomb University’s faculty invest themselves in their students and in making their academic programs the best they can be.
An Innovative Education
Lipscomb University is a leader in offering innovative programs that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing society. Majors like Sustainability, Law Justice and Society, Entrepreneurship, and Missions and Art Therapy offer students an opportunity to receive training in cutting edge fields that are rarely addressed by other institutions. The same commitment to innovation and academic leadership permeates all of Lipscomb’s programs; from Nursing to Engineering, Business to Education, Lipscomb students are trained to think about the future of their field and effectively synthesize the overwhelming amount of information that defines our time.
The professors at Lipscomb University make students their first priority. Classes are small; usually 20 to 30 students, so professors are able to get to know students on a personal level. Professors make a point of being accessible after class and often become mentors to their students.
All classes at Lipscomb University are taught by professors and never graduate assistants.
Faculty are frequently involved in the lives of their students beyond the classroom. Many faculty members lead spring break and summer mission trips, service-learning experiences, or serve as a sponsor for a student organization.
Lipscomb University’s campus and the city of Nashville are alive with opportunities to learn and critically engage with peers and thought leaders.
Spiritual Life on Campus
Lipscomb University believes that spiritual growth is just as important as academic achievement. Every Tuesday and Thursday the entire campus sets time aside to come together for worship and to be challenged by dynamic speakers.
Lipscomb University is a focal point of the Nashville community, the Southeast, and even beyond. Each year the university hosts a wide variety of speakers and events such as the Green Business Summit, The Christian Scholars Conference, Nashville Business Breakfasts, The Southeastern Conflict Management Conference and many others. Special speakers, films, plays, concerts and cultural events are brought to campus on a weekly basis through an array of Lipscomb’s clubs and leadership organizations.
Lipscomb’s great location just 10 minutes from downtown Nashville means that students have easy access to a tremendous number of educational, professional, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Additionally, Lipscomb provides all of its students with a free year round Nashville Metro bus pass to ensure that they can take advantage of all the city has to offer.
Lipscomb University students graduate with an education that has given them the preparation and the purpose to take on whatever God has in store for them.
Prepared for the World
Lipscomb University is determined to help its students learn to seek out God’s will for their lives and be a person of integrity. All Lipscomb students will graduate having completed at least 18 hours of study in ethics, spiritual disciplines, biblical history and the life of Jesus.
91% of Lipscomb University’s graduates have found a job or been accepted to a graduate school within six months of graduation.
Lipscomb sponsors an annual entrepreneurs competition in which students present their business ideas to win funds to start their business.
Lipscomb’s Career Development Center works to connect students with internships and job opportunities in Nashville, across the country, and even around the world.
Admissions Fall 2014
3,699 Total Applicants
2,056 Total Admissions
630 Total Freshmen Enrollment
55.58% of applicants admitted
Freshmen Profile Fall 2014
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||510||640|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015
|Room and Board (on campus)||$10,350|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$37,740|
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015
100% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
51% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid
$15,914 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$7,156 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates