Lipscomb University Overview
Lipscomb University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Nashville, Tennessee. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Lipscomb University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Lipscomb is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at Lipscomb is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 50% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Lipscomb bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,200 a year. That's about 6% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Lipscomb student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Lipscomb University Rankings
Lipscomb holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lipscomb.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Lipscomb has earned from around the web.
|#4||Best Colleges for Interdisciplinary Studies||College Factual|
|#5||Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#20||Best Colleges for Accounting||College Factual|
|#57||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
|#75||Best Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#140||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
Where Is Lipscomb University?
Contact details for Lipscomb are given below.
|Address:||One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951|
How Do I Get Into Lipscomb?
You can apply to Lipscomb online at: www.lipscomb.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now
Admission Requirements for Lipscomb
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Lipscomb?
Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.
Average Test Scores
About 22% of students accepted to Lipscomb submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 670. Math scores were between 520 and 660.
Can I Afford Lipscomb University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lipscomb, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,214 a year. That adds up to $28,856 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Lipscomb is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Lipscomb University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,736 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,680 full-time undergraduates at Lipscomb, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lipscomb University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||185|
|Hispanic or Latino||198|
Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Lipscomb University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 54 countries are represented at Lipscomb. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and United Kingdom.
Online Learning at Lipscomb University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lipscomb has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 32nd most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Lipscomb
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lipscomb University was 21.2%. This is the #856 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lipscomb regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Lipscomb majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Instructional Media Design||50%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lipscomb ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lipscomb.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Instructional Media Design||#32|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#49|
|Business Administration & Management||#237|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#299|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Lipscomb University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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