Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock Christian University, popularly referred to as LCU, was established in 1957. It is a private institution and is located in Lubbock, Texas. The campus of the university is spread across an area of 155 acres. LCU awards associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in various areas of study including liberal arts and education, biblical studies and behavioral sciences, and professional studies, among others. Various online courses and weekend programs are also available in the institution.

Lubbock Christian University sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the intramural sports categories of flag football, softball, volleyball, roller hockey, and basketball. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations. These include the Kappa Phi Kappa, Zeta Gamma, Behavioral Sciences Society, Criminal Justice Association, and Agriculture Club. Among the notable alumni of LCU include Gerald Turner, President of Southern Methodist University; and James Johnson, President of Ohio Valley University.

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Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street
Lubbock , TX 79407-2099
General Phone: (806) 796-8800

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Lubbock Christian Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching109educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching
Business and Management86business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine60registered nursing, nursing administration
Family and Social Work38family systems, social work
Religion and Philosophy35bible studies, missionary studies, ministry, youth ministry
Science22biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counseling15psychology, music therapy
Liberal Arts15humanities
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13sports and fitness management, exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration
Media9organizational communications
Design8design and visual communication
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Art Studies3art studies
Music1music management
Agricultural Science and Management1agricultural management

Number of programs and degrees for Lubbock Christian in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree35030
Master's degree898
Associate's degree11

Lubbock Christian Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lubbock Christian had a total enrollment of 1,960 students (1,738 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 26%
20-21 24%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%

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

New Mexico9%

Lubbock Christian Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 50 %

Lubbock Christian Room and Board (2007)

Lubbock Christian offers campus housing for 686 of its 1,738 (full-time) students.

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

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

Lubbock Christian Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430560
SAT Math440530
SAT Writing440570
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT32%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT77%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lubbock Christian Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,700
Room and board $ 5,884
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 3,890

Financial Aid:
Lubbock Christian participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 358600)

Lubbock Christian Faculty

Lubbock Christian has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2913
Non-tenured and not on tenure track02

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year3$49,3592*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$50,3224$48,703

*: 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 year7$58,3028$58,412
Associate professoracademic year15$50,3199$49,771
Assistant professoracademic year18$45,69614$43,188
Instructoracademic year3$38,0770*
Lectureracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year43$48,82933$47,970

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

Lubbock Christian Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sooner Athletic Conference
Baseball Sooner Athletic Conference
Track Sooner Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports101626

Lubbock Christian Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Family Systems
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Mathematics, General

Organizational Communication, General

Music Management and Merchandising

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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checked Churches of Christ 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 On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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