Lane College

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545 Lane Avenue

Jackson, TN 38301-4598

Phone: (731) 426-7500
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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Lane College is a private institution that was founded in 1882. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,512, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 25 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lane College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $9,180 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Lane College is a small, private, co-educational, church-related four-year institution, which provides a liberal arts curriculum leading to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences. With strong ties to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the College's Mission is to develop the "whole student." Consistent with its history and tradition, of preparing "preachers and teachers" of color, the College has a particular interest in preparing professional educators. Lane College is proud of its tradition of providing educational opportunities for those who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to attend college. It places priority on academic excellence, but is equally as concerned about the student's spiritual, social, and ethical development. Lane College is committed to preparing students, through its liberal arts curriculum, to assume meaningful positions in their chosen occupations or professions and/or to pursue graduate studies. This is done through a guided, nurturing program of intellectual experiences that enables students to identify and develop their "Power of Potential." Lane's tradition includes first-generation college students who have genuinely transcended their circumstances. The motto, "esse non videri": "to be, not to seem" is evident in its alumni who have become successful attorneys, physicians, educators, entrepreneurs, and scientists throughout the nation and the world. Since its inception, Lane College has strongly believed in the "Power of Potential." This is achieved in an environment that is sensitive and nurturing, but challenges students to achieve new levels of excellence at the same time. High standards are expected in and outside the classroom. Lane College trains leaders. Lanites develop an appreciation for art and culture and are life-long learners with a special love for history.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1882
Religious affiliation Christian Methodist Episcopal
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $4,353,775


When applying to Lane College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 33.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 33.4%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lane College is 16:1, and the school has 49.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lane College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Social Sciences; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 15%
Social Sciences 12%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 8%

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Student Life

Lane College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,512, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus. Lane College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,512
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Lane College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Lane College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Lane College, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lane College.

Students who have cars on campus 20%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lane College, 96.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,677.

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Tuition and fees $9,180 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,520 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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