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)

Enrollment 3680
University Founded 1918
Mascot Flames
University President Dr. Paul Conn
Student/Teacher Ratio 13:1
School Rankings

  • Lee continues in the “top tier” of the 2023 “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.

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Campus Size 127 Acres
Location Cleveland, Tennessee
Average ACT 23
Freshman Class 553
States Represented 46
Countries Represented 44
Financial Aid Priority Deadline February 1
Admissions Deadline Rolling
Athletic Membership NCAA Division II
Church Relationship Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee
Majors Offered 52
Study Abroad Program 20
Clubs on Campus 96
Graduation Rate 60%
Retention Rate (first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen) 81%

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