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  • Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" of the Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review's "Best Colleges," and is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast.

    Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee, and the largest in the Appalachian College Association. During that period, the university has seen a remarkable transformation that has included significant growth in its academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise, and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.

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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 Resear...

Lee University's U-Church


Lee is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and graduate levels through residential and distance programs. We seek to provide educatio...

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Dr. Mark L. Walker, along with his wife Udella, accepted the challenge to lead Lee in the spring of 2020. Dr. Walker assumed the role of President at Lee on August 1, 2020, carrying with him into the...



According to our mission, the foundational purpose of all educational programs is “to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them fo...