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The Shinn Event Center topping out ceremony takes place in Ezell Center

Points of Pride

When you join Lipscomb University, you will be part of a community of people who value both competency and character, and most importantly, who find their identity in Christ.

Being a Bison means finding confidence in your calling, leading as a servant, and looking ahead to pursue the future God calls all of us into, together. We hope that the information we've shared here can help you decide if Lipscomb is right for you.

We are a faith-based institution that is joyfully and energetically committed to developing students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. It’s what makes us who we are.

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Student Body Snapshot

  • 32 religious preferences represented
  • 46 states represented (including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico)
  • 52 nations represented
  • 1,138 (24.8%) ethnic minority students


Lipscomb’s men’s and women’s sports teams compete in NCAA’s Division I, belonging to the Atlantic Sun Conference.

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Nashville Bible School as seen in 1917


The institution was founded in 1891 first as the Nashville Bible School, to later be known as Lipscomb University.

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Students on Mission

Religious Heritage

Lipscomb University was founded in the tradition of the Churches of Christ to prepare students with wisdom and knowledge to serve their community and the world.

Lipscomb as seen from the air in 2018.


Lipscomb’s residential campus is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville. There are also four off-campus program opportunities (Downtown Nashville, Murfreesboro, Cool Springs, Sumner County).

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Student to faculty ratio


Average total student service hours each year


NCAA Division I sports teams

Students studying together


With over 200 undergraduate majors and minors, 24 master's degree programs, and three doctoral degree programs taught by over 279 full-time faculty members, there is bound to be a program that fits your interests.

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