• This convenient chart provides basic information about Lee, including enrollment, retention, campus size, athletic membership, and other data. (Data is provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.)

    Fall 2019 Enrollment 5189
    University Founded 1918
    Mascot Flames
    University President Dr. Charles Paul Conn
    Student/Teacher Ratio 15:1
    School Rankings
    • Lee continues in the “top tier” of the 2020 “Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report and has appeared in four specialty rankings: “A+ For B Students,” “Best Value School,” “Best Colleges for Veterans,” and “Best Colleges for Undergraduate Teaching.”
    • In 2017, Christian Universities Online identifies Lee University as one of the most affordable Christian Colleges in the United States in 2019.
    • Lee’s Division of Adult Learning is ranked in the top 50 of the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and was also ranked #33 out of 60 on “Top 60 Most Affordable Accredited Christian Colleges and Universities Online for 2019.”
    • Lee ranks #2 out of 25 private universities listed among the “50 Great Affordable Colleges in the South” by great Value Colleges.
    • Lee ranks #23 out of 30 national universities listed among “30 Affordable Colleges with the Best Study Abroad Programs 2018” by Great Value Colleges. http://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/affordable/best-study-abroad-programs/.

    To view other rankings of Lee University please visit the following: https://www.niche.com/colleges/lee-university/rankings/.   

    Campus Size 120 Acres
    Location Cleveland, Tennessee
    Average ACT 24.65
    Freshman Class 792
    States Represented 46
    Countries Represented 52
    Financial Aid Priority Deadline February 1
    Admissions Deadline Rolling
    Athletic Membership NCAA Division II
    Church Relationship Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee
    Majors Offered 57
    Study Abroad Program 30+
    Clubs on Campus 100+
    Graduation Rate 59.43%
    Retention Rate
    (first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen)
    77.35%