Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University, also known as LMU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institute located in Harrogate, Tennessee, United States. It was founded on February 12, 1897, and named in honor of Abraham Lincoln. The university sits on a 1,000-acre campus, which was created as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln. LMU enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Lincoln Memorial University offers a large number of undergraduate majors, graduate programs, and online learning courses in the fields of arts and sciences, business, education, humanities, and health services. Students can also opt for classes in any of the university's ten extended sites.

LMU's sports teams are known as the Railsplitters. The men's and women's teams participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball.

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Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Pky
Harrogate , TN 37752-9900
General Phone: (423) 869-3611

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Lincoln Memorial Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,150curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, school counseling, elementary school teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine153registered nursing, various nursing
Business and Management53business, business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, management science, marketing
Medical Support and Technology20veterinary assistant, clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Liberal Arts10American studies, English, history
Media9communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and administration
Science8biology, natural sciences, chemistry
Family and Social Work7social work
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science, wildlife management
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy and religious studies
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Art Studies3art studies
Medicine2veterinary sciences
Therapy and Counseling2psychology

Number of programs and degrees for Lincoln Memorial in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree17231
Master's degree2706
Post-master's certificate8793
Associate's degree1392

Lincoln Memorial Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lincoln Memorial had a total enrollment of 3,255 students (2,936 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 46%
Graduate 54%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 11%
20-21 10%
22-24 14%
25-29 16%
30-34 15%
35-39 11%
40-49 14%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

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


Lincoln Memorial Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 38 %

Lincoln Memorial Room and Board (2007)

Lincoln Memorial offers campus housing for 705 of its 2,936 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Cumberland Gap, 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.

Lincoln Memorial Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math430570
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT14%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lincoln Memorial Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,120
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,120
Room and board $ 7,051
Room charge $ 2,540
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,040
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,310

Financial Aid:
Lincoln Memorial participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 350200)

Lincoln Memorial Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7664

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*3$69,867
Associate professorcalendar year3$63,2532*
Assistant professorcalendar year6$59,5542*
All faculty totalcalendar year10$61,3187$65,400

*: 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 year8$50,2524$47,543
Associate professoracademic year13$48,7747$45,529
Assistant professoracademic year28$44,89229$43,923
Instructoracademic year2*11$38,431
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year52$46,00351$43,243

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

Lincoln Memorial Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball South Atlantic Conference
Baseball South Atlantic Conference
Track South Atlantic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports315788

Lincoln Memorial Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Lincoln Memorial Apart:

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Female % of student body
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Top 12%Lincoln Memorial Female % of student body
% students 40 years or older
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Top 15%Lincoln Memorial % students 40 years or older

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checked Offers credit for life experience
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 Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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