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Lipscomb University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Nashville, TN

$33,012

Avg tuition

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About Lipscomb University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Churches of Christ  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Lipscomb University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Nashville, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,952, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 74%. The university offers 102 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 71%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $33,012.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

74% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

85% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

71% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1100-1270

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

46%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

71%

Black

10%

Hispanic

6%

Unknown

4%

Asian

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Two or more races

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

23

Total Online Enrollment

2,203

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 80% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 8% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 33% online

Master's Check Bold 12% online

Doctorate Check Bold 25% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $33,012 $33,012
Graduate $17,100 $17,100

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,500
On-campus room and board $13,976
On-campus other expenses $4,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,000
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,000
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,000

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $52,488 $52,488
Off-campus without family $50,512 $50,512
Off-campus with family $38,512 $38,512

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

26%

State Grant Aid

54%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,363
State Grant Aid $4,966
Institution Grant Aid $20,559
Pell Grant Aid $4,556

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I without football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.