Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN 37204
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Lipscomb University is one of the 44 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Tennessee. Its campus is small in size and located in Nashville. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 641 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 506 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%).

Every year 59% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

David Lipscomb University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $28,556, and fees were $2,376. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,556 and $2,376 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Churches of Christ
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 72
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 80%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1954 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/26/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1330
ACT23 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

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$1,194/credit
In State Students$1,194/credit
Out of State Students$1,194/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,037/credit
In State Students$1,037/credit
Out of State Students$1,037/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 $53,730 $53,730 $53,730
ADN 70 $83,580 $83,580 $83,580
BSN 125 $149,250 $149,250 $149,250
FNP 50 $51,850 $51,850 $51,850
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, 98% of Lipscomb 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 25% $4,438
Other Federal Grant 6% $857
State Grant & Scholarships 52% $3,865
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $15,780
Federal Student Loans 48% $5,545
Private Loans 4% $13,060


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$20,276
$30,001 to $48,000$20,217
$48,001 to $75,000$24,922
$75,001 to $110,000$24,944
Over $110,000$27,251

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Student Population













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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Tennessee state board of nursing.

Lipscomb University
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

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