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Exciting and unique graduate programs in areas such as exercise and nutrition science, sustainability, and conflict management coupled with recent honors have broadened our appeal and strengthened our reputation for excellence.
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About Lipscomb University
This past year Lipscomb University was named a Top 25 university and was selected as one of only 16 “top up-and-coming” master’s universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “2010 America’s Best Colleges” guidebook. This represents a rapid climb in the U.S. News rankings since 2002 when the university debuted in the “Best Universities – Master’s” category at 33rd out of 118 colleges and universities in the Southeast United States. In addition, Lipscomb’s service-learning program was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of 25 service-learning programs to look for in the nation. Lipscomb’s participation in the Teach for America program is expanding the influence of our graduate programs in Education, and the math specialty emphasis in the M.Ed. program is addressing the high need for qualified math teachers in a timely and efficient way.
Lipscomb University is providing students with an educational experience that is valued and respected by local, state, and national constituencies. In the past three years, the Lipscomb campus has been transformed by new construction and environmentally friendly renovations totaling more than $40 million. Lipscomb is leading the way for universities in Tennessee through our on-campus sustainable innovations. The Burton Health Sciences Building became the first LEED-registered academic building in the state and recently earned the gold-level certification. Lipscomb was awarded the 2009 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for its commitment to sustainable practices in higher education.
One of the strongest indicators of the value of a Lipscomb education is the rate at which our graduates are placed in the job market or accepted by institutions for advanced degrees. When students graduate from Lipscomb University, 92 percent of them are placed in jobs or graduate schools within six months compared to a 78 percent average at similar institutions. Lipscomb’s well-above-average placement rate is even more significant given limitations in the current job market environment and strongly suggests that Lipscomb University provides an excellent education that is highly desired by employers and greatly respected by other institutions of higher learning.