We maintain founder David Lipscomb’s belief that faith-based education succeeds when it produces a person who knows how to put that education to excellent use. That’s why a Lipscomb education focuses on developing not just your intellect, but also your spirit, your skills and your direction. Our goal is to help you further what you know, what you believe, and what you can do once you leave here.
To ensure our students can go both wide and deep in their studies, Lipscomb University includes nine discipline-focused colleges (such as Business, Education, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences) along with a liberal arts college. Several academic institutes dedicated to special subjects—Conflict Management, Christian Spirituality, Civic Leadership and Sustainable Practice, for example—round out our offering.
From accounting to visual arts, Lipscomb undergraduates choose from more than 78 majors in 145 areas of study for a bachelor's degree. And those degrees count: consistently, more than 90 percent of Lipscomb alums begin jobs or graduate school within a year of graduating. Speaking of graduate school, we also offer more than 48 degrees, plus 21 certificates and endorsement programs at the graduate level.
But there’s more! Because Lipscomb’s commitment to providing a fully rounded education doesn’t stop at academics, we offer programs that integrate learning with service, travel, ministry, and more. These aren’t degree tracks; rather, they’re opportunities to discover and develop yourself as a whole human being.
Make sure your passport is current! Lipscomb students have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally for a week, a month, or a semester. Study abroad, mission trips, winter-break excursions—there’s no better way to gain knowledge and experience of the world, in the world.