Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, TN 37752
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Lincoln Memorial University is one of the forty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Tennessee. The campus is located in Harrogate town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,770 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 346 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 253 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%). Every year 46% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Lincoln Memorial University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $20,880, and fees were $530. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,880 and $530 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students4,770
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 132
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 9 9
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 3
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1936 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1985 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/2007 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
11/01/1995 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/16/2008 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT980 to 1150
ACT19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$870/credit
In State Students$870/credit
Out of State Students$870/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$670/credit
In State Students$670/credit
Out of State Students$670/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $39,150 $39,150 $39,150
ADN 70 $60,900 $60,900 $60,900
BSN 125 $108,750 $108,750 $108,750
FNP 50 $33,500 $33,500 $33,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Lincoln Memorial University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 45% $4,532
Other Federal Grant 22% $1,373
State Grant & Scholarships 46% $5,642
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $13,825
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,711
Private Loans 4% $10,057


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$16,262
$30,001 to $48,000$16,507
$48,001 to $75,000$18,152
$75,001 to $110,000$21,459
Over $110,000$23,862

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
Two or more races

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy
Harrogate, TN 37752

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