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Born from the powerful vision of courageous leaders, Lipscomb University leads at the forefront as pioneers in Christ-centered higher education, magnifying the best in everyone we encounter on our campus, in our community and around the world.

Forged by the trials and opportunities of 130 years of pursuing excellence in education, we continually reimagine and refine our methods to fulfill our mission—preparing learners for purposeful lives through rigorous academics and transformative experiences. Lipscomb offers an intellectually challenging academic program with a commitment to continual spiritual formation while engaging the world.

Lipscomb at a Glance

Curious to know more about Lipscomb? This collection of statistics, facts and rankings provides an overview of our community and where we stand in the higher education landscape.

Lipscomb at a Glance
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We believe servant leadership, spiritual formation and a diverse community create a strong foundation that allows us to confidently pursue our purpose and calling together.

What We Believe
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Mission and Vision

Lipscomb’s mission is to prepare learners for purposeful lives through rigorous academics and transformative education, integrating faith and practice with academic excellence not only in the classroom but also in service to the church and the larger community.

Our Mission and Vision
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As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and the second hottest job market in the Country, according to The Wall Street Journal, Nashville is home to thriving industries in entertainment, finance, education, health care and technology. And Lipscomb is at the heart of it all.

Our City
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Faith-focused, future-focused. That’s been the Lipscomb story since it was founded in 1891 by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding. These friends shared a vision to provide young men and women with opportunities to increase their knowledge and prepare for a career while integrating faith and the study of Scripture. This founding vision sustains the university’s work today.

Our History
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Leadership and Administration

Our senior leaders guide the university to follow the vision and uphold our mission and heritage to move forward as we prepare students to for lives of purpose that seek the good of all.

Our Leadership
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Home of the Bisons

An NCAA Division I athletic program, Lipscomb in 17 sports as a member of the ASUN Conference. True student athletes, the Bisons have won the ASUN Conference Academic Trophy six times in the last eight years.

Athletics at Lipscomb
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Lipscomb Academy

A college preparatory school serving students in preschool through 12th grade, Lipscomb Academy is one of only a few private schools in the nation affiliated with a university.

Lipscomb Academy

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