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Lincoln Memorial University Data & Information Overview

67 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
70% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Lincoln Memorial University Ranked?

#947 Best Colleges in Nation
#14 Best Colleges in TN
Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Lincoln Memorial University was awarded 67 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

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Overall Quality

LMU is ranked #947 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

LMU is also ranked #14 out of 45 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into LMU?

70% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Lincoln Memorial University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 70%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 493 and 598. Math scores were between 500 and 628.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lincoln Memorial University  ( 493 to 598 )

SAT Math Scores for Lincoln Memorial University  ( 500 to 628 )
LMU received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Lincoln Memorial University  ( 18 to 25 )

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Lincoln Memorial University Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
52% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at LMU it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lincoln Memorial University

70% Freshmen Retention
45% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Lincoln Memorial University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 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 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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

Lincoln Memorial University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,305 Full-Time Undergraduates
8.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
67.0% Percent Women

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?

$14,866 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
$26,736 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of LMU is $14,866. 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 +
$10,724 $13,965 $14,856 $15,079 $34,651

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 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,684 a year. That adds up to $26,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at LMU is 3.7%. 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.

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How Much Money Do LMU Graduates Make?

$41,659 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from LMU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,659 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Lincoln Memorial University

Tennessee State
1,305 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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 Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752-8231
Phone: 423-869-3611

Lincoln Memorial University Majors

37 Majors With Completions
570 Undergraduate Degrees
573 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Lincoln Memorial University. Of these students, 570 received undergraduate degrees and 573 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 169 $50,361
Health & Physical Education 29 NA
Business Administration & Management 26 NA
General Biology 25 NA
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 21 NA
General Psychology 20 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 $32,320
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 NA
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 11 NA
Communication & Media Studies 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

32% Take At Least One Class Online
7% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 1,644 students took at least one online class at Lincoln Memorial University. This is an increase from the 489 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,644 346
2019-2020 489 489
2018-2019 501 501
2017-2018 197 197
2016-2017 143 143

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.


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