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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lipscomb at-a-glance

Programs of Study

Lipscomb University offers an intellectually challenging academic program with a commitment to continual spiritual formation while engaging the world. Lipscomb’s more than 4,500 students study in academic areas that range from majors in the liberal arts to programs of study in pre-professional and professional disciplines. In addition to master’s and doctoral degrees, Lipscomb offers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Social Work. Lipscomb’s general education program is a rich combination of traditional course work (composition, communication, math, science) and integrated course work that explores the connections between disciplines and engages students in applying those connections to a 21st century world.

National Honors and Awards

Lipscomb University was again named a Top 20 University in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report and was named one of the top ten most innovative universities in the South Region. U.S. News also ranked Lipscomb as a top regional university in the South for veterans. Lipscomb was named to the Kiplinger Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities for 2015. The College of Education’s secondary teacher preparation program shares the No. 1 ranking in the nation No.2 in the nation by the National Council on Teacher Quality in their 2014 Teacher Prep Review.  Lipscomb’s College of Business’ undergraduate program has been ranked one of the top 100 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek in its Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016.  In addition, Lipscomb’s MBA program was listed as one of the best in the nation by the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings.

Great Location

Lipscomb’s beautiful 65-acre campus is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, just four miles from downtown. Nashville is one of the nation’s most exhilarating cities and is located within one day’s drive of 75 percent of the nation’s population.

Engaging the World

The city is our campus, and the world is our classroom. An important component of a Lipscomb education is global engagement. Lipscomb offers study opportunities throughout the world. Students also engage in humanitarian service through SALT (service-learning) and mission programs.

90 Percent Placement Rate

Lipscomb students continually achieve success with over 90% of graduates obtaining employment or pursuing graduate school within six months of graduation, compared with the national average of 78%.

Diverse Population

The Lipscomb community is diverse, with a student body that comes from 43 states and 42 nations and territories representing a rich diversity of ethnic and religious experiences.


The Bison athletics program is a vital part of campus life. Competing in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, Lipscomb continues to build on its tradition of athletic success with several teams advancing to the NCAA national tournament.

Integration of Faith & Academics

Our faculty intentionally integrate Christian faith and practice into the academic curriculum. Lipscomb is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Community Service Leader

Lipscomb was named a “Community Engaged Campus” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2012. One of only 311 schools in the country to be given this honor, Lipscomb has a commitment to community engagement that is demonstrated in the university’s mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices. The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership received a 2013 Regional Thinking and Action Award recognizing successful examples of growth leadership by Cumberland Region Tomorrow.

Going Green

Lipscomb is leading the way for universities in Tennessee by using geothermal technology and other sustainability practices. Lipscomb University was selected as one of the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges to be included in the The 2014 Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.


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