Lipscomb University

1 University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee, USA | Private University | Established 1891

About us

Lipscomb was founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1891 by two individuals–David Lipscomb and James A. Harding–who believed that a truly educated individual of their time could not be so without attention given to spiritual growth as well as academics. So in addition to its role as the most important guidebook in a Christian’s life, the Bible was also given an academic position along with, we suppose, the works of Aristotle, Ovid and other hallmarks of a classical education.

The school opened with men, women and children attending (the beginnings of our 1,300-student pre-kindergarten through grade 12 campus school) and has grown into a consistently top-ranked university. Sure, things have changed from that October day in 1891, but what grounded us then grows us to this day. The university is still a place of academic rigor and spiritual growth with more than 4,500 students enrolled at the university. They can choose from eight bachelor’s degrees in 78 majors or 145 areas of undergraduate study, several pre-professional programs and an accelerated evening and online adult degree program for those who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees. Lipscomb also offers 25 master’s degrees, four education specialist degrees and three doctorate degrees in 58 fields of study.

Faith. Community. Knowledge. Innovation. Service. These are the five unshakeable pillars that make us who we are. As the world evolves, Lipscomb will always look for more ways to live out our ideals. What will never change, however, is our commitment to intentionally, courageously, and graciously obey God’s will.

Why Lipscomb University

  • Campus life: We help you grow completely: At Lipscomb, we are dedicated to excellence in learning, leading and serving. We help you to develop spiritually, personally and professionally, as well as academically.

  • Grounded by our faith: As a Christian institution we give you time to explore and deepen your faith. Worship, Bible teachings and inspiring speakers are part of Lipscomb life. This helps you to find direction, gain strength in your beliefs and lead a gracious Christian life.

  • Strength as a community: At Lipscomb, you’ll never feel lonely. United by our values, our strong community helps to make us who we are. Regular events remind us of this, whether we’re cheering on a Bison sports team or coming together in worship.

  • Enhanced teaching environment: Focused on your success: Preparing you for the world’s fastest-growing careers, Lipscomb offers some of the best academic programs in Tennessee. Highly respected and top-ranked courses are delivered in small classes by innovative faculty who focus on your success.

  • Hands-on learning: Connecting you with opportunity: Lipscomb students are exposed to opportunities within and beyond the classroom. Learning takes place everywhere, from cutting-edge laboratories to internships at Fortune 500 companies.

  • Success that never stops: Our students graduate with academic excellence, strong values and clear purpose. These qualities mean ongoing success. With confidence in your abilities, strength in your faith and a commitment to serve the good of all, you can rise to new challenges and welcome the future.


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