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Career Outcomes

Lipscomb measures students until six months after graduation. Information on the 2013 class will be available in June 2014. For May/August 2013 graduates:

97% of Lipscomb graduates had a positive career outcome 

During the last five years, Lipscomb graduates have consistently posted positive career outcome numbers that are above 90%, and well above national averages.

The positive career outcome percentage above is based on a 90% knowledge rate. A positive career outcome is defined as as student who is satisfied with their job and not seeking another one OR is pursuing graduate school within the year. A knowledge rate is defined by what percentage of students have confirmed status (out of a possible 100% total), based on information gathered through LinkedIn, email, phone calls, faculty information and student exit surveys.

Check out some of our other recent outcomes data in the charts below.

2012 Career Outcomes

Outcomes Pie Chart

Career Outcomes by College

Outcomes Table

Employer Engagement

Each year, about 100 companies recruit on campus for interns and full time opportunities through our career fair and information meetings for all types of majors.

Here are just a few of the employers that hired 2012/2013 Lipscomb graduates:

  • HCA
  • BlueCross Blue Shield
  • Thomas Nelson
  • United Health Group
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts
  • Tennessee Legislature
  • News Channel 5
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools

Graduates are hired for positions such as:

  • Account managers/Sales professionals
  • Accountants
  • Financial analysts
  • Marketing coordinators
  • Human resource recruiters
  • Engineers - mechanical, electrical and civil
  • Computer programmers
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Non-profit administrators and staff
  • Youth ministers
  • Social workers
  • Social media specialists/Writers
  • Public relations representatives
  • Assistant producers
  • Laboratory technicians



Many academic areas require an internship to graduate. A high percentage of students complete an internship by graduation. Lipscomb students make a great first impression on employers through the internship experience. In fact, 87% of Lipscomb interns were reported by employers to be outstanding.

Here are just a few of the employers who have hired a Lipscomb intern:

  • CAT Financial
  • The Tennessean
  • Warner Music
  • Nashville Predators
  • Bridgestone
  • Dave Ramsey
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Kirklands
  • NASA
  • National HealthCare Corporation


Academic Partnerships

Many of Lipscomb's academic departments also partner with the Career Development Center to embed professional and career development into curriculum through:

  • Resume writing
  • Job search techniques
  • Networking opportunities
  • Interview preparation
  • Professional mentors



All graduates who participate in the graduation ceremony are required to complete a survey answering questions about heir career outcomes. After graduation additional research and follow-up with graduates is led by the Career Development Center to define the career outcomes.