2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$19,159

Net Price

83%

Admitted

34%

Enrolled

58%

Graduation Rate

13/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Lee University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,505. In 2021, there were 79 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #14 in Tennessee and ranks #469 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

79

Total Enrollment

4,505

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Lee University

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#14

Tennessee Rank

Combining ranking factors for 34 schools that offer psychology degrees in Tennessee, Lee University ranks #14.

#469

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Lee University ranks #469.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Lee University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Marriage and Family Therapy.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
General Psychology56
Marriage and Family Therapy23
Total Graduates5623
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,222 students applied to the Lee University. The university admitted 83% and 34% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Tennessee universities is 6,236. On average, all Tennessee institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Lee University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 81%. Compared to all Tennessee four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for Lee University is 58%, compared to 57% for all Tennessee universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 42%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare LU to Tennessee Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Lee University to the average of all Tennessee four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

LU

2,222

Applicants

83%

Percent Admitted

34%

Percent Enrolled

81%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

58%

Graduation Rate

TN Colleges

6,236

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

57%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 186 or 35% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 339 or 65% part-time faculty members employed at Lee University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 186 or 35%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

LU

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

35%

Percent Full-Time

65%

Percent Part-Time

35%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

TN Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

59%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Lee University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $19,800, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,250.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $14,850 and the average cost for graduate fees is $200.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Lee University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Lee University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,510
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,860
Total Living Expenses$12,370
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$19,800
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,250
Total Undergraduate Expenses$33,420
In-State, Graduate Tuition$14,850
In-State, Graduate Fees$200
Total Graduate Expenses$15,050
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Lee University is $19,159. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Lee University to all Tennessee universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

LU

$33,420

Cost to Attend

$11,874

Average Financial Aid

98%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,159

Net Price

TN Colleges

$38,189

Cost to Attend

$16,224

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,644

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 670 or 98%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,486 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $11,874.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,486$11,874
Pell Grants1,387$4,904
Federal Student Loans3,088$7,172
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Lee University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

LU

3,486

Grant or Scholarship Aid

44%

Grants or Scholarships

1,387

Number of Pell Grants

17%

Pell Grants

3,088

Federal Student Loans

39%

Federal Student Loans

TN Colleges

4,167

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,615

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,978

Federal Student Loans

25%

Federal Student Loans

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