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As a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in the heart of Nashville, Lipscomb University is joyfully committed to developing students whose academic excellence, faith and practice reflect our ideas of global citizenship.

With top academic programs, small class sizes, intentional faculty and faith-integrated experiences and curriculum, we are prepared to invest in you holistically. So that you can grow into the person God desires you to be. We believe that when you know your gifts, your God and your direction, you confidently welcome what is next.

Quick Facts


With over 176 undergraduate majors and minors, 60 master's degree programs, and three doctoral degree programs taught by 279 full-time faculty members, there is bound to be a program that fits your interests.


Lipscomb University's official total enrollment was 4676 in Fall 2022, with an Undergraduate Enrollment of 2,941 and a Graduate Enrollment of 1,735.


Lipscomb University's undergraduate tuition and fees for 2022 is $37,152 block rate (12-18 hours). 

Nashville is our campus, the world is our classroom.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Nashville has been declared an “it” city by The New York Times. Home to thriving entertainment, business, education health care and technology industries, Lipscomb is at the heart of it all.

Destination: Nashville


Although we are confident in our preparation of students to boldly embrace their tomorrows, Lipscomb University is also recognized by others for our quality education and for giving our students the tools they need to grow.

Honors & Awards
Students in a prayer vigil in Bison Square


We believe acts of service, spiritual formation and a diverse student population are integral to having a strong foundation that allows us to confidently pursue our purpose together.

About our Christian identity
Founder's Day event


Faith-focused, future-focused. That’s been the Lipscomb University story since it was founded in 1891 by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding. The pair had a passion for providing opportunities for young men and women to increase their knowledge and prepare for a career while integrating faith and the study of Scripture. Their founding vision continues to be reflected in the essence of the university today

About our history
Mission work in Saba

Mission & Vision

Lipscomb’s mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community.

Our Mission
Executive leadership

Leadership and Administration

Our senior leaders uphold Lipscomb’s mission and heritage, progress us into the future and prepare students to live faithfully and courageously.

Lipscomb takes on the North Carolina Tar Heels during March Madness.

Home of the Bisons

Lipscomb is a member of the NCAA’s Division I, Atlantic Sun Conference. This means we compete against the best—and often the biggest—schools in the nation. And as a former NAIA powerhouse, we have already been to NCAA post-season play in ten of our 17 sports. All while maintaining stringent academic standards for our student-athletes.

Athletics at Lipscomb
Lipscomb Academy Class of 2018 graduates

Lipscomb Academy

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

Lipscomb Academy

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