• This convenient chart provides basic information about Lee, including enrollment, retention, campus size, athletic membership, and other data. (Data is provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.)

    Fall 2017 Enrollment 5,370
    University Founded 1918
    Mascot Flames
    University President Dr. Charles Paul Conn
    Student/Teacher Ratio 17 to 1
    School Rankings
    • Lee returned to the “top tier” of the 2018 “Best Colleges” edition of  U.S. News & World Report,and was included for the second time in its“A+ For B Students” list.
    • In 2017, Christian Universities Online identified Lee University as one of the most affordable Christian College in the United States.
    • In  2017, Lee's Division of Adult Learning was ranked in the top 150 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
    • Lee ranks #2 out of 25 private universities listed among the “50 Great Affordable Colleges in the South” by Great Value Colleges.
    • Lee ranks #23 out of 30 national universities listed among “30 Affordable Colleges with the Best Study Abroad Programs 2017-2018” by Great Value Colleges. http://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/affordable/best-study-abroad-programs/.

    To view other rankings of Lee University please visit the following: https://www.niche.com/colleges/lee-university/rankings/.   

    Campus Size 119.5 Acres
    Location Cleveland, Tennessee
    Average ACT 24.58
    Freshman Class 901
    States Represented 48
    Countries 52
    Financial Aid Priority Deadline March 15
    Admissions Deadline Rolling
    Athletic Membership NCAA Division II
    Church Relationship Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee
    Majors Offered 54
    Study Abroad Program 25-30 locations around the world
    Clubs on Campus 116
    Graduation Rate 51.94%
    Retention Rate
    (first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen)
    80.65%