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Lipscomb University is a liberal arts university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It was established in the year 1891 by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding. The university offers graduate and undergraduate degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Bible and Ministry
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Hazelip School of Theology
  • office of Graduate Studies
  • Raymond B. Jones School of Engineering
Lipscomb University's athletic department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in a wide variety of sports. The sports teams are nicknamed the Bisons. The university is a member of the NCAA Division I and competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Profile of Lipscomb University

Lipscomb is located in a large suburb, in Nashville, TN. The school is officially a Churches of Christ school. Lipscomb is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about Lipscomb is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students at Lipscomb often study business and management.

Lipscomb Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 500 to 610 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 620 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Lipscomb offers classes to 2, 744 students (2, 501 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Students sports include formal participation in Atlantic Sun Conference competitions. Lipscomb offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Lipscomb University is a private coeducational institution whose principal focus is undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, combined with a number of undergraduate professional and preprofessional fields and master's degree programs. Its primary mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. This mission is carried out not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. "

Lipscomb Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management146business management, accounting, marketing, managerial economics, business, non-profit management, finance, fashion merchandising, . . .
Education and Teaching97curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, art education, math teaching, Spanish teaching, history teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts65political science, English, history, speech and rhetoric, general studies, Spanish language, American studies, German language, . . .
Science45biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy38bible studies, youth ministry, theology, ministry, philosophy, missionary studies, pastoral Counselling and ministries, pastoral Counselling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32exercise science, dietitian, athletic trainer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine31registered nursing, pre-nursing
Therapy and Counselling28psychology
Media20public relations, mass communication, organizational communications, journalism
Family and Social Work19social work, family systems, public administration, foodservice management, family and consumer science
Engineering13engineering mechanics, engineering science, various engineering courses
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science, information technology, computer engineering
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Fine Arts6fine arts
Construction Trades4apparel and textiles
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Music2voice, piano, music performance
Medical administration2health care administration
Medical Support and Technology1pre-pharmacy
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medicine0pre-dentistry, medical preparatory, pre-med

Contact: Lipscomb

Lipscomb University

One University Park Drive

Nashville, TN 37204-3951

General Phone: (615) 966-1000


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