Lipscomb University is a 4 year institution located in Nashville, TN. Founded by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding in 1891, the school was founded as a Bible college. Over the next 50 years the school grew, becoming a junior college, and in 1948 a university. Today Lipscomb University offers a liberal arts education along with spiritual guidance. Students of Lipscomb University are prepared spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically for life and eternity.
Lipscomb University offers undergraduate and graduate programs for a large number of majors. The school was ranked 18th in the US News and World Reports in its 2011 list of America's Best Colleges Regional Universities (South). Lipscomb University is dedicated to the intellectual development of its students as demanded by God.
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Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to attend Lipscomb University will have to complete and submit the application along with all pertinent information, recommendations, transcripts (high school or college) and ACT or SAT scores and set up an interview with an admissions officer. After the application has been evaluated along with the interview the student will be notified if he or she has been admitted. Students interested in receiving financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact the financial aid office with any questions they may have.
The Lipscomb University Bisons participate in a large number of sports. The school recently entered the NCAA Division 1 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The school has an ongoing rivalry with the nearby Belmont University.
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Lipscomb University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Lipscomb University is around 4,700 students, with undergraduate students making up about 65% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
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 $26,000-$32,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $1,200 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$16,532|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$7,380|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Lipscomb University may provide services like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
The overall graduation rate of Lipscomb University is approximately 64%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||44%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||17%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theology (Ministry) Program
David Lipscomb University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Atlantic Sun Conference)
- Basketball (Atlantic Sun Conference)
- Track and Field (Atlantic Sun Conference)
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 Lipscomb University 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
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lipscomb University.
- Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN (5 miles away)
- Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN (30 miles away)
- Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN (43 miles away)
- Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY (71 miles away)
- Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN (73 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Review a complete list of all the Tennessee colleges
- See all private colleges in Tennessee
- Browse our detailed list of Bible & Christian Colleges in Tennessee
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 Lipscomb University for official up-to-date information.