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Lincoln Memorial University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Lincoln Memorial University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Lincoln Memorial University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Lincoln Memorial University was awarded 94 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health professions.

Overall Quality

LMU is ranked #1,139 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 50 colleges in Tennessee, LMU is ranked at #14.

See all of the rankings for Lincoln Memorial University.

Is It Hard to Get Into LMU?

Acceptance Rate

Lincoln Memorial University has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for LMU.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to LMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lincoln Memorial University  ( 500 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Lincoln Memorial University  ( 500 to 610 )
LMU received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Lincoln Memorial University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Lincoln Memorial University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Lincoln Memorial University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lincoln Memorial University is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lincoln Memorial University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Lincoln Memorial University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at LMU for first-time, full-time students is 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lincoln Memorial University.

Lincoln Memorial University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,817 undergraduates at LMU with 1,305 being full-time and 512 being part-time.

How Much Does Lincoln Memorial University Cost?

The overall average net price of LMU is $15,180. 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 LMU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,736 $12,893 $15,565 $27,899 $29,996

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 LMU, 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 LMU, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $6,817 a year. That adds up to $27,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LMU is 3.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do LMU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from LMU make around $38,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Lincoln Memorial University make the most money.

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Location of Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Harrogate, Tennessee. Harrogate is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for LMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy, Harrogate, TN 37752-9900
Phone: 423-869-3611

Lincoln Memorial University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Lincoln Memorial University. Of these students, 549 received undergraduate degrees and 526 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
Nursing 158 $50,689
General Biology 25 NA
Health & Physical Education 25 $25,774
Business Administration & Management 21 NA
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 14 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 $34,348
General Psychology 13 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9 NA
General English Literature 9 NA
Accounting 8 NA

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

Online Learning at LMU

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 2019-2020, 489 students took at least one online class at Lincoln Memorial University. This is a decrease from the 501 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 489 489
2018-2019 501 501
2017-2018 197 197
2016-2017 143 143
2015-2016 58 58

Learn more about online learning at Lincoln Memorial 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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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