Lane College

Lane College

Lane College is a private, four-year, historically black college located in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. It is basically a liberal arts institution. The college was established in 1882. Lane College offers bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of study like business, history, and sociology. Lane College is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Business and Social and Behavioral Science
  • Liberal Studies and Education
  • Natural and Physical Sciences

Lane College's athletics department sponsors both men's and women's intercollegiate sports teams. They are nicknamed as the Dragons and Lady Dragons. The sports teams participate in sports including baseball, basketball, football, cross country, and tennis. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and are also members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Lane College
545 Lane Ave
Jackson , TN 38301-4598
General Phone: (731) 426-7500

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Lane Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts50English, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history
Business and Management36business management
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and safety
Science26biology, chemistry courses
Media15media studies
Education and Teaching13physical education teaching
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Lane in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree17511

Lane Student Body

Lane is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Lane had a total enrollment of 1,766 students (1,886 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 46%
20-21 29%
22-24 13%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Lane Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %

Lane Room and Board (2007)

Lane offers campus housing for 1,250 of its 1,886 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Jackson, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lane Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1518
ACT Math1618
ACT Composite1619

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lane Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,770
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,770
Room and board $ 5,250
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,450

Financial Aid:
Lane participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 349900)

Lane Faculty

Lane has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track81
Non-tenured and not on tenure track5116

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$50,5760*
Associate professoracademic year9$40,5410*
Assistant professoracademic year38$41,42210$41,365
Instructoracademic year12$39,5007$40,294
All faculty totalacademic year64$41,65317$40,924

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lane Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02011320113

Lane Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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Lane Highlights

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What Sets Lane Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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% of degrees in science
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 9%Lane Dorm rooms per full-time student
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 10%Lane Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in media
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Top 10%Lane % of degrees in media
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(for colleges of its size and type)
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
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Male % of student body
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Top 19%Lane Male % of student body
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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