Where do Lipscomb interns come from?

Our program's previous and current interns have come from far and near. Interns from the past several years have come from as far away as Hawaii, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.  Many of our interns come from Tennessee based universities such as UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State University and Lipscomb, but other universities represented in the past several classes are Harding University in Arkansas, Western Kentucky, the University of Texas at Austin, Samford, Seattle Pacific, Baylor, and Drexel University.

How We Measure Our Success:

Graduates will achieve a first-time pass rate of at least 80% on the RD exam over a 5-year period.

First-time Pass rate = 82%  (41/50) 

100% of last year's interns having taken the exam by September 2013, passed on the first try (10/10)

At least 60% of graduates will have passed the RD exam within 12 months of completing the program.

12-month pass rate = 96%  (48 of 50 passed within 12 months of completing the program)

100% of last year's graduates taking the exam by September 2013 passed within 4 months


At least 60% of graduates will have secured employment in the field within 12 months of completing the program. 

95.7% (based on survey of internship graduates)

100% of last year's eligible graduates (2 interns pursued graduate degrees) secured full-time or part-time RD/ RDE positions within 6 months of internship graduation.