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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?

774 Undergraduate Awards
$35,854 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Lipscomb has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Lipscomb University

Contact details for Lipscomb are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Phone: 615-966-1000
Website: www.lipscomb.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LipscombUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lipscomb

How Do I Get Into Lipscomb?

You can apply to Lipscomb online at: www.lipscomb.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now

Admission Requirements for Lipscomb

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lipscomb?

60% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Lipscomb is 60%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 540 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 520 to 660 )
200
800
Lipscomb received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 32. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 23 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Lipscomb University?

$35,854 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lipscomb is $35,854. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

2,680 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,859 undergraduate students at Lipscomb, with 2,680 being full-time and 179 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lipscomb

There are also 1,736 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,680 full-time undergraduates at Lipscomb, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lipscomb

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lipscomb University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lipscomb Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 84
Black or African American 185
Hispanic or Latino 198
White 1,992
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 122

Geographic Diversity

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

180 Took All Classes Online
979 Took At Least One Class Online
21.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Lipscomb. In 2017-2018, 979 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lipscomb has changed over the last few years.

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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
Education 18%
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
Education #187
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 39 12 118 0 169
Curriculum & Instruction 0 1 92 0 93
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 49 2 0 82
Educational Administration 0 1 32 41 74
General Psychology 61 0 3 0 64
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 61 61
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 1 56 0 57
General Biology 54 0 0 0 54
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 20 0 33 0 53
Nursing 53 0 0 0 53
Accounting 28 3 21 0 52
Human Resource Management 38 11 0 0 49
Marketing 33 0 0 0 33
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 28 5 33
Writing Studies 29 0 0 0 29
Special Education 6 0 22 0 28
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 3 11 0 27
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 7 18 0 25
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 22 0 22
Interdisciplinary Studies 21 0 0 0 21
Finance & Financial Management 20 0 0 0 20
Mechanical Engineering 20 0 0 0 20
Communication & Media Studies 19 0 0 0 19
Computer Information Systems 2 0 17 0 19
Social Work 17 0 0 0 17
Entrepreneurial Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 2 14 0 16
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Health & Physical Education 16 0 0 0 16
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 9 0 7 0 16
Music 16 0 0 0 16
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 15 0 15
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 15 0 15
Journalism 14 0 0 0 14
Teaching English or French 0 0 14 0 14
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 10 2 0 0 12
Human Development & Family Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Natural Resource Management 0 1 10 0 11
Biblical Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 10 0 0 0 10
Drama & Theater Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Civil Engineering 9 0 0 0 9
Design & Applied Arts 9 0 0 0 9
Computer Engineering 4 0 4 0 8
Philosophy 8 0 0 0 8
Public Administration 0 0 8 0 8
Electrical Engineering 7 0 0 0 7
History 7 0 0 0 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 0 0 0 7
International Business 6 0 0 0 6
Computer Science 6 0 0 0 6
Applied Mathematics 6 0 0 0 6
Romance Languages 5 0 0 0 5
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5 0 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 5 0 0 0 5
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 5 0 0 0 5
Literature 4 0 0 0 4
Health/Medical Prep Programs 4 0 0 0 4
Mathematics 4 0 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 4 0 0 0 4
International Relations & National Security 4 0 0 0 4
Management Information Systems 3 0 0 0 3
Ethnic Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 0 3
General Visual & Performing Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 0 0 2
Information Technology 2 0 0 0 2
Instructional Media Design 0 0 2 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 1 0 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 1 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 1 0 0 0 1
Physics 1 0 0 0 1
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 1 0 0 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 774 93 564 107 1,538

References

*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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