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Lees – McRae College

191 Main Street, Banner Elk, NC

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Lees - McRae College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Banner Elk, NC, which is a predominantly rural area. The school's Presbyterian Church affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Lees - McRae College, with only approximately 900 students enrolled, has a high ratio of teachers to students and personalized education as part of its commitment to students.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Lees - McRae College offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1055 to 1735 for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 to 26 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. This school has an acceptance rate of 64 percent of which only 19 percent decided to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at lmc.edu.

Tuition is approximately $25,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may visit the school's tuition calculator to determine cost. Lees - McRae College may provide financial aid for students that qualify by way of grants and loans.

The Lees - McRae College Bobcats participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.lmc.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Lees – McRae College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Lees – McRae College is about 1,000. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 19% 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 is estimated to range between $24,000-$29,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $670 to $800 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$16,613
Receiving Student Loans85%$7,405
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Lees – McRae College may offer services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Lees – McRae College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 38%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years30%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years0.5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2013)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lees – McRae College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Conference Carolinas)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Other Sports
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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 Lees – McRae 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

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

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 Lees – McRae College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
66.50%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
10

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$18,007