Lee has grown from 1,214 (Fall 1986) to 4,954 (Fall 2012) under the leadership of president Paul Conn. Lee's academics, Christian atmosphere, and affordable tuition has made it one of the top 10 Christian universities in size. In the past four years, Lee has added new faculty members on full-time tenure tracks in order to maintain a teacher/student ratio of 17 to 1. Students currently represent 49 states and 57 countries. Lee has also become a very popular place for students who are transferring, with more than 200 transfers each fall.
The Lee University family appreciates diversity in many areas. Not only do we attract students from around the country and around the world, but we also attract students from many different religious backgrounds. We at Lee are proud of our heritage as a Church of God sponsored institution; however, we strive to maintain our sense of openness and acceptance to Christians of many denominations. Here are just a few of the religious affiliations represented: Church of God of Prophecy, Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Independent/Non-denominational, and Presbyterian. Our chapel services reflect our diversity as well, since the range of different ministers demonstrates a wide variety of worship styles. Our diversity also extends to geography. We have students traveling to Lee from all fifty states, but it doesn't stop there. Extending past the United States borders, Lee students leave home from fifty three different countries. Some of our more frequent points of origin include the Bahamas, Nigeria, Nepal, South Africa, China, Korea, Honduras, and the Ukraine, which reveals the ethnic richness of our student body.
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