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Lipscomb University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Nashville, Tennessee. The location of Lipscomb is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$39,732 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
62% Acceptance Rate

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Lipscomb University Rankings

Lipscomb is ranked #6 out of 46 schools in Tennessee.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lipscomb.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Online Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lipscomb University?


Contact details for Lipscomb are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Phone: 615-966-1000

How Do I Get Into Lipscomb?

You can apply to Lipscomb online at:

Admission Requirements for Lipscomb

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lipscomb?

62% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 62%, Lipscomb does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Average Test Scores

About 23% 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 550 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 530 to 650 )
Lipscomb received ACT scores from 84% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 32. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 23 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lipscomb University  ( 22 to 29 )

Can I Afford Lipscomb University?

$39,732 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
3.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lipscomb is $39,732. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 Lipscomb, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,134 a year. That adds up to $28,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lipscomb is 3.9%. 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.

Lipscomb University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,798 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,997 undergraduate students at Lipscomb, with 2,798 being full-time and 199 being part-time.


There are also 1,887 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,798 full-time undergraduates at Lipscomb, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lipscomb University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 91
Black or African American 189
Hispanic or Latino 240
White 2,066
International Students 91
Other Races/Ethnicities 121

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Lipscomb University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 54 countries are represented at Lipscomb. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at Lipscomb University

477 Took All Classes Online
2,147 Took At Least One Class Online
39.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Lipscomb. In 2019-2020, 2,147 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lipscomb has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 17th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Lipscomb

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lipscomb University was 39.4%. This is the #662 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lipscomb regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lipscomb ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lipscomb.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Resources Development #24
Organizational Leadership #87
Human Resource Management #104
General Business Administration and Management #391

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Lipscomb University Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Accounting 0
General Business Administration and Management 0
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0
Organizational Leadership 0
Business Economics 0
Finance 0
Human Resources Development 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
Information Resources Management 0
Fashion Merchandising 0
Public Relations 0


*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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