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Get the facts about Lee University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Lee University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Lee University was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Lee University is ranked #919 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 42 colleges in Tennessee, Lee University is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lee University?

Acceptance Rate

Lee University has an acceptance rate of 85%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Lee University.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to Lee University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 490 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lee University  ( 510 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Lee University  ( 490 to 610 )
Lee University received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Lee University  ( 21 to 28 )

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Lee University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Lee University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lee University is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lee University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Lee University has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Lee University this rate is 35%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Lee University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,686 undergraduates at Lee University with 3,677 being full-time and 1,009 being part-time.

Lee University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Lee University is 63.05 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  63.05 out of 100
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How Much Does Lee University Cost?

The overall average net price of Lee University is $18,485. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lee University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,403 $16,294 $18,982 $19,813 $19,740

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lee University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lee University, approximately 88% of students took out student loans averaging $6,627 a year. That adds up to $26,508 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lee University is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lee University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Lee University make about $34,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Lee University make the most money.

Location of Lee University

Lee University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cleveland, Tennessee. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Lee University

Contact details for Lee University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: 423-614-8000

Lee University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from Lee University. Of these students, 848 received undergraduate degrees and 184 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 83 $25,400
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 81 $25,100
Business Administration & Management 71 $36,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 53 $36,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 52 $21,600
Public Relations & Advertising 49 $28,000
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 35 $24,900
Nursing 33 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27 $34,100
Health Sciences & Services 26 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Lee University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lee University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 751 students took at least one online class at Lee University. This is an increase from the 734 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 751 540
2016-2017 734 623
2015-2016 710 648
2014-2015 660 639
2013-2014 657 613

Learn more about online learning at Lee University.

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Notes and 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.


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