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Lane College is a private, four-year, historically black college located in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. It is basically a liberal arts institution. The college was established in 1882. Lane College offers bachelor's degrees in diverse Course Topics like business, history, and sociology. Lane College is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Business and Social and Behavioral Science
  • Liberal Studies and Education
  • Natural and Physical Sciences
Lane College's athletics department sponsors both men's and women's intercollegiate sports teams. They are nicknamed as the Dragons and Lady Dragons. The sports teams participate in sports including baseball, basketball, football, cross country, and tennis. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and are also members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Profile of Lane College

The campus of Lane is in Jackson, TN, which is a small city. Its Christian Methodist Episcopal nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Lane is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Lane has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. The school is known for its programs in media, science, and security and law enforcement.

Lane Selectivity

Admission at Lane is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into the school is challenging; it only admitted 36% of those who applied in 2007. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Lane had 1, 766 students enrolled (1, 716 full-time equivalent). The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Lane has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Lane offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Lane offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Lane Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts42interdisciplinary studies, sociology, English, history
Business and Management31business management
Security and Law Enforcement22criminal justice and safety
Science22biology, chemistry courses
Media14media studies
Education and Teaching13physical education teaching
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy0religion

Contact: Lane

Lane College

545 Lane Ave

Jackson, TN 38301-4598

General Phone: (731) 426-7500


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