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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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