Lee University

Lee University

Lee University was established in 1918 and is a coeducational, private university situated near the Appalachian Mountains in Cleveland, Tennessee. The main campus covers more than 110 acres. The university recently recorded an enrollment of over 4,000 students annually. It has merged with the Church of God and upholds a strong Christian identity. Lee University is recognized as one of the top institutes of higher education in the southeastern region. U.S. News & World Report listed Lee in the 'Top Tier 'in the South in 2009.

Lee University's student body is active and impressive. The college possesses a prominent athletics department with a membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The campus offers more than 10 men and women sports teams participating in sports such as baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, golf and others. Their sports teams are known as the Flames.

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Lee University
1120 N Ocoee St
Cleveland , TN 37311
General Phone: (423) 614-8000

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Lee University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching186education, educational administration, special ed, special education, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, business teaching, English teaching, ...
Religion and Philosophy101bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, theology, pre-ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, pastoral counseling and ministries, ...
Therapy and Counseling90psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, mental health counseling
Media89communication studies, journalism, digital communications, public relations, advertising
Business and Management73business management, accounting
Liberal Arts66French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, history ...
Medical Support and Technology20health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Music17music, music performance, various music studies
Science14biology, biochemistry, ecology, environmental biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical education, recreation and leisure studies, athletic trainer
Medicine11medical preparatory
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Family and Social Work0family studies

Number of programs and degrees for Lee University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree57762
Master's degree12015

Lee University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lee University had a total enrollment of 4,089 students (3,892 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 58%
(Foreign Students) 42%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 32%
20-21 30%
22-24 17%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 3%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
North Carolina5%
South Carolina2%
State unknown1%
New York1%

Lee University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 50 %

Lee University Room and Board (2007)

Lee University offers campus housing for 1,843 of its 3,892 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Cleveland, 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 21 meals per week.

Lee University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470590
SAT Math460580
ACT Verbal2028
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2027

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT42%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT77%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lee University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,314
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,314
Room and board $ 5,880
Room charge $ 3,050
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,830
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,906

Financial Aid:
Lee University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 350000)

Lee University Faculty

Lee University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3826
Non-tenured and not on tenure track74

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$58,4592*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year3$22,5000*
All faculty totalcalendar year14$47,9654$56,900

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$54,2226$62,167
Associate professoracademic year23$51,4398$54,500
Assistant professoracademic year35$44,60324$48,214
Instructoracademic year5$34,8003$42,500
Lectureracademic year2*1*
No academic rankacademic year5$29,9568$37,610
All faculty totalacademic year92$47,30350$48,740

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

Lee University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
Baseball Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
Track Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4573118

Lee University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Lee University Apart:

% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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% of degrees in media
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Top 7%Lee University Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 12%Lee University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 12%Lee University % of degrees in education and teaching
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Number of students
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Top 18%Lee University Number of students
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 18%Lee University % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in music
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Top 18%Lee University % of degrees in music

checked Church of God affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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