Lane College

545 Lane Ave, Jackson, TN

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Lane College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Jackson, Tennessee. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's Christian Methodist Episcopal affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Approximately 2,200 students are enrolled per year at Lane College.

Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Business Administration
  • Corrections
  • Sociology
  • Biology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Physical Education

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The majority of students at Lane College scored in a range of 14 - 17 on the ACT exam. Roughly 30% of all applicant were admitted at Lane College, with 28% of those admitted choosing to attend.

Tuition is approximately $9,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Some students at Lane College may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Lane College is the "Dragons", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)
  • Tennis (NCAA Division II)

Students who would like to view more about Lane College may take a look at their website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Lane College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Lane College is about 1,400. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 32% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $9,000-$11,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $380-$450 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $7,900, the amount includes nineteen meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$8,287
Receiving Student Loans94%$9,485
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Lane College may provide services including:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Lane College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 31%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lane College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Football (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Lane College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Lane College for official up-to-date information.

    Contact Information

    General Contact

    Admissions Office

    Financial Aid Office

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