5. Lee University
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Lee University has continued to earn top rankings in a number of areas. According to their fast facts on their website, “Lee continues in the “top tier” of the 2020 “Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report and has appeared in four specialty rankings: “A+ For B Students,” “Best Value School,” “Best Colleges for Veterans,” and “Best Colleges for Undergraduate Teaching.”
The NCAA II school seeks to integrate biblical truth into all areas of study, through a well-rounded liberal arts education. Lee also places a heavy emphasis on equal opportunity for all students of all backgrounds to receive an education. According to their website, “Lee has traditionally served many first-generation college students (41%), and 42% of students are from low-income families. Females represent 66% of undergraduates students, 13% are minority, and 3% are international. The university’s adult online division enrolls 802 non-traditional students and 80 students are enrolled at one of three international locations.”
From the numerous academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs, as well as several accolades, Lee seems to be checking all the boxes in terms of excellent Christian schools found in Tennessee.
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Location: Cleveland, TN
Denominational Affiliation: Church of God
Enrollment: 5,189 (undergrad and grad)
Tuition: $17,690 (annual)
Room & Board: $11,860 (annual)
For more information, visit leeuniversity.edu
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6. Milligan College
This small college, located in the heart of the tri-city area has the best of both worlds. A picturesque campus and a close location to local city life. They boast of several accreditations, 40 student clubs and organizations, and in the past 10 years have won 50 athletic conference titles. In addition to the number of extracurriculars, this school places a heavy emphasis on three areas: Scholarship, Faith, and Community. After all, what is a Christian college if it doesn’t focus on all three of these areas?
Milligan is nationally recognized in several areas, especially being in the top 15% of colleges that are military friendly. Founded in the 19th century, this college has just about everything a student could look for in a tight-knit community as well as the most “bang for your buck” price, as the school has been nationally awarded as being such.
Location: Milligan College, TN
Denominational Affiliation: Church of Christ
Enrollment: 1,332 (undergrad and grad)
Tuition: $33,700 (annual)
Room & Board: $11,190 (annual)
For more information, visit milligan.edu