Quick Facts

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 2020 Enrollment 5189
University Founded 1918
Mascot Flames
University President Dr. Mark L. Walker
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.”
  • 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. https://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 127 Acres
Location Cleveland, Tennessee
Average ACT 24
Freshman Class 685
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 53
Study Abroad Program 52
Clubs on Campus 110
Graduation Rate 62%
Retention Rate (first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen) 80%
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