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Get the facts about Lipscomb University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much 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 Lipscomb University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Lipscomb University was awarded 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

Lipscomb is ranked #364 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Lipscomb is also ranked #7 out of 42 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lipscomb?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Lipscomb University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 23 to 29 )

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Lipscomb University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Lipscomb University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lipscomb University is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lipscomb University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Lipscomb University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. 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  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Lipscomb for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Lipscomb

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,859 undergraduates at Lipscomb with 2,680 being full-time and 179 being part-time.

Lipscomb Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Lipscomb is 74.67 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  74.67 out of 100
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How Much Does Lipscomb University Cost?

The overall average net price of Lipscomb is $24,334. 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 Lipscomb

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,432 $22,413 $23,728 $25,759 $27,637

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 Lipscomb, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do Lipscomb Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Lipscomb make about $43,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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 Lipscomb University make the most money.

Location of Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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

Lipscomb University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 89 majors graduated from Lipscomb University. Of these students, 774 received undergraduate degrees and 671 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 61 $28,100
General Biology 54 NA
Nursing 53 $51,700
Business Administration & Management 39 NA
Human Resource Management 38 $31,500
Marketing 33 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 $38,400
Writing Studies 29 NA
Accounting 28 $53,000
Interdisciplinary Studies 21 $38,400

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

Online Learning at Lipscomb

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 979 students took at least one online class at Lipscomb University. This is a decrease from the 1,681 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 979 180
2016-2017 1,681 195
2015-2016 1,814 140
2014-2015 1,882 94
2013-2014 1,116 90

Learn more about online learning at Lipscomb 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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