Lee University

Cleveland, TN

Lee University

Cleveland, TN

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Expect something great

Since 1986, Lee’s enrollment has quadrupled to 5,386 students. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Lee as a “top-tier” school in the South, and Lee was listed in their 2015 “Up-and-Coming Schools” list. The Princeton Review ranks Lee as one of “America’s Best Colleges.” Open Doors has ranked Lee’s study abroad program as one of the top five in the nation. 

• Lee University is a private comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, 30 minutes north of Chattanooga in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. 

• There are 14 academic departments and six graduate areas of study within six colleges and schools. Lee offers 52 on-campus undergraduate majors and 121 programs of study.  

• The School of Nursing at Lee University will prepare you to become a Christian leader in health care in an increasingly diverse, global, complex, and changing world. 
• Students may apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) traditional program or RN-to-BSN completion program. 

Student life 
• Lee University provides well-rounded, broad opportunities for students’ spiritual, intellectual, and social development. 
• Lee’s Global Perspectives program has been ranked among the best in the country. All students are required to participate in one of over 30 cross-cultural trips. 
• Lee received a Presidential Award honoring our service learning program, in which all students complete 80 hours of service in the local community and around the world. 
• More than 100 student clubs and organizations include spiritual life clubs, academic clubs, Greek clubs, social service clubs, instrumental and vocal ensembles, and diversity clubs. 

• Lee University is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Gulf South Conference. 
• Our 18 men’s and women’s varsity teams are consistently nationally ranked, with many players receiving national recognition.  

Education with value
As one of the most affordable Christian universities in the country, Lee University strives to make a Lee education and experience as feasible as possible for all students while never compromising on quality. From world-class, caring professors to our beautiful campus, we want students to receive not only an excellent education but an education with value.  

Choosing Lee University is one of the best investments you could make academically, personally, and spiritually. Before deciding if you can afford to attend Lee, please contact us. We’re eager to discuss the various aid opportunities available so you can invest in a valuable education.


PR Badge 

One of 141 colleges named “Best in the Southeast” | The Princeton Review


#13 “Best Value School in the South” | U.S. News & World Report 


One of the top 50 “Best Regional Universities in the South” | U.S. News & World Report 


One of the “Most Affordable Christian Colleges” in the US | Christian Universities Online, 2017

Quick Facts

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern Tennessee, Cleveland boasts a manageable metro population of nearly 90,000 of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. 

Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee

Lee’s enrollment has quadrupled to more than 5,386 students from 47 states and 48 other countries. 

Our 181 full-time faculty members truly care about you. 

The Flames compete in NCAA Division II in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball.

More than 100 academic, Greek, spiritual, social, and service clubs and organizations are available. 

89% of our students qualify for some kind of financial aid from scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities.

• Accounting
• Anthropology
• Art
• Biblical & Theological Studies
• Biochemistry
• Biological Science
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Classics
• Communication
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media Studies
• Disaster/Healthcare Mission Management
• Discipleship Ministry
• Early Childhood Education
• English
• Exercise Science
• French
• Health Science
• Health/Wellness Education
• Healthcare Administration
• History
• Human Development
• Humanities
• Information Systems
• Intercultural Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Studies
• Mathematics
• Middle Grades Education
• Music
• Music and Worship
• Music Business
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Nursing (BSN)
• Pastoral Ministry
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Public Relations
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Special Education
• Sports Management
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
• Theatre
• Youth Ministry

Also offering 49 graduate degrees

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My time at Lee University has helped me grow in so many ways—professionally and personally! I found a wonderful job right after graduation, and I know Lee prepared me in the best ways for my career.”

    • Caitlin Lay ’20
  • “Along with an excellent education, Lee University provided an environment that challenged me to become the best version of myself. I am proud to be a Lee Flame!”

    • Libby Hennen ’19
  • “A foundational quality of Lee is its focus on community. As a student, I was immediately introduced to new spiritual, academic, and social communities all rooted in Christ. I wouldn’t trade my four years at Lee for anything.”

    • Sam McGirt ’20