Lipscomb University offers an intellectually challenging academic program with a commitment to integrating academics, workplace skills, and faith. The 125- year tradition of liberal arts and sciences education, added to nationally recognized competency- based education, make Lipscomb’s undergraduate program for post-traditional and working students both flexible and rigorous. We are committed to demonstrated student transformation accomplished through online learning, intensive support from academic advisors, and one-on-one relationships with faculty coaches.
A cornerstone of Lipscomb University’s adult degree experience is the Core Assessment and Development Center. This unique program allows students to demonstrate the leadership competencies they have developed in their careers and other experiences to earn up to 30 hours of college credit in a one-day simulation. After assessment, students choose competencies they wish to develop and can earn additional credit for attaining. Additional credit hours are available through transfer credit, portfolio assessment, and online or hybrid classes.
A Lipscomb degree brings with it a reputation of excellence. The university ranked within the Top 20 U.S. News & World Report regional universities in the South and was named an “up-and-coming” university in the region. U.S. News also ranked Lipscomb as the second-best regional university in the South for veterans. In 2015, Lipscomb was named to the Kiplinger Personal Finance list of 100 best values in private universities and was ranked in the top 12 percent on Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” 2013 list of colleges considered the best economic value per dollar invested. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Lipscomb as one of 196 colleges and universities nationwide to earn its 2010 Community Engagement Classification. This classification places Lipscomb among the top 311 (or almost 8 percent) of universities in the nation.
Continue your education at Lipscomb, where you will encounter recognition of your skills and talents, challenging and innovative learning, flexible programming, and strong professional relationships with faculty and staff that will help you on your way to the future you envision.