2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$26,614

Net Price

74%

Admitted

26%

Enrolled

71%

Graduation Rate

14/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Lipscomb University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,778. In 2021, there were 128 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #16 in Tennessee and ranks #315 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master

Psychology Graduates

128

Total Enrollment

4,778

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Lipscomb University

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#16

Tennessee Rank

Combining ranking factors for 34 schools that offer psychology degrees in Tennessee, Lipscomb University ranks #16.

#315

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Lipscomb University ranks #315.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Lipscomb University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology. At the master level Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling are offered.

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

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology211
General Psychology384
Marriage and Family Therapy18
Mental Health Counseling40
Social Work15
Total Graduates53273
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 3,422 students applied to the Lipscomb University. The university admitted 74% and 26% 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 Lipscomb University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 85%. Compared to all Tennessee four or more years colleges, the percentage is 73%.

The overall graduation rate for Lipscomb University is 71%, compared to 57% for all Tennessee universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

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

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Lipscomb 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.

Lipscomb

3,422

Applicants

74%

Percent Admitted

26%

Percent Enrolled

85%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

71%

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 247 or 50% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 251 or 50% part-time faculty members employed at Lipscomb University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 247 or 50%.

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.

Lipscomb

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

50%

Percent Full-Time

50%

Percent Part-Time

50%

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 Lipscomb University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $33,012, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $17,100 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Lipscomb 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 Lipscomb University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,976
On-Campus Living Expenses$4,000
Total Living Expenses$17,976
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$33,012
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,500
Total Undergraduate Expenses$52,488
In-State, Graduate Tuition$17,100
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$17,100
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Lipscomb University is $26,614. 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 Lipscomb 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.

Lipscomb

$52,488

Cost to Attend

$21,415

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$26,614

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 685 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,795 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $21,415.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,795$21,415
Pell Grants661$4,556
Federal Student Loans1,154$10,299
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Lipscomb 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.

Lipscomb

2,795

Grant or Scholarship Aid

61%

Grants or Scholarships

661

Number of Pell Grants

14%

Pell Grants

1,154

Federal Student Loans

25%

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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