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Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Lipscomb University is a Christian institution that is joyfully and energetically committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. We believe that knowing what grows us is also what grounds us.

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Founded in 1891 by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding as Nashville Bible School, Lipscomb University is affiliated with the Churches of Christ.


Students at Lipscomb University may earn a bachelor’s degree in 176 fields of undergraduate study, several pre-professional programs, an accelerated adult degree program and a competency-based program. Lipscomb also offers 24 master's degrees, eight Ed.S. degrees, 23 graduate certificate programs and six dual degrees. Lipscomb's academic programs include doctoral degrees in pharmacy, education and ministry and an associate degree offered to residents of the Tennessee Prison for Women.


The purpose of the University Research Council (URC) is to serve as an advisory body to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) on matters pertaining to the advancement of scholarship through the development of research and creative activities at Lipscomb University. To this end, the council is responsible for recommending to the Provost the policies and procedures which will enhance the ability of the university to realize its potential for distinction in research, creative, and scholarly activities.


Thinking about life after Lipscomb can be intimidating—especially if you just got here, or if you’re buried in books. Or maybe you’ve already graduated and still trying to answer What Next? The Career Development Center works with students and alumni, to help them do just that. We lean on our strong partnerships with faculty and staff, parents and families, employers, and the community, to help meet our goals and ensure our students meet theirs.


Student services

While the primary business of Lipscomb University is focused on spiritual formation, academic achievement, career preparedness and community building, there are times when a visitor, student, parent, to name a few, just needs to know where to go to take care of a few practical bits of business! So here is some support office information.

Housing services

It's not all about what happens in the classroom. One of the best parts of the Lipscomb experience might be the community you'll find in one of Lipscomb's great housing options. From traditional dormitory-style to apartment-style housing, there is a place you can truly call your home away from home. We want you to learn more about where you'll be living the next four years; you might be surprised by some of the amenities offered to you. Also, we're really excited to announce our newest housing option, Bison Hall, a upperclassmen hotel-esque option we're sure you'll want to check out. Okay, get going.

Library services

The university library includes records for all Lipscomb libraries, including books, periodicals, journals, and online resources. Visit the library site and you can also find information on library hours, policies and services, special collections, featured lists and other department information. (main and upper levels, Beaman Library)

ICT services

The Lipscomb Information Technology Department provides service to faculty, staff, and students of Lipscomb University. Its purpose is to furnish network, telephone, software, and computer support and training for campus users.

Medical services

The mission of Health Services is to glorify God by providing holistic health care in a competent, compassionate manner with Biblical principles of excellence, intergrity, honesty, accountability, and love. We are committed to empower and educate students to achieve wellness of body, mind, and spirit through self-care advice, medical intervention, spiritual challenge, and a nurturing environment.

Student Life

Campus life

The residential campus is located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tenn. There are four off-campus program opportunities (Downtown Nashville, Murfreesboro, Cool Springs, Sumner County).

Sports facilities

At Lipscomb, sports are really something to cheer about. We compete in NCAA Division I, belong to the Atlantic Sun Conference, and provide lots of opportunities for intramural play. Plus we offer multiple opportunities for the non-athlete to get active and stay fit. You won’t find more enthusiastic fans than at Lipscomb either—because even after the final buzzer, we’re all part of the same team.

Student clubs

There are over 50 clubs and organizations on campus waiting for your participation! Getting involved in these groups is a great way to make friends and have a lot of fun along the way. There are academic and professional clubs, service clubs, music ensembles and much more to choose from. With so many choices, there is bound to be something that interests you. 


Lipscomb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. 

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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