Address and Telephone Number
Address: 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752
Main Number: 423.869.3611
Main Toll Free Number: 800.325.0900
Founded February 12, 1897, as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln.
Harrogate, Tennessee, where Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia merge at the Cumberland Gap, approximately 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Beautiful, historic, 1,000-acre wooded campus with 43 academic, administrative, and residential buildings.
Enrollment (Fall 2013, on- and off-campus)
3,952 (1,713 undergraduates; 1,227 graduate and 1012 professional students)
Over 75% of full-time faculty teaching in bachelor degree programs hold the doctorate or the highest degree available in the field.
Average Class Size
Affiliated with NCAA Division II athletics. Competitive teams in:
Cross Country (M/W)
Undergraduate Tuition: $18,960 per year
Room/Board: $6,740/year (based on Liles and West, Meal Plan #1)
Total cost for a full-time, residential, undergraduate student: $25,700
For graduate and professional programs' tuition, visit their respective sections of our website
A private college education at LMU is a fantastic value. Nearly 65 percent of students receive some type of financial assistance. The school awards scholarships as well as federal and state assistance.
Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Phone 404.679.4501) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.
Individual program accreditation has been granted by:
- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists-Council on Accreditation (AANA-COA)
- American Osteopathic Association-Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA)
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (caATe)
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
- National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLN-AC)
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- State of Tennessee Department of Education
- Tennessee Higher Education Commission
- Kentucky Council on on Postsecondary Education
- Tennessee Board of Nursing
- Kentucky Board of Nursing
- Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
- American Association for Higher Education
- The American Council on Education
- American Universities in Russia, Ukraine
- Appalachian College Association
- Appalachian Consortium
- Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
- Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- The College Board
- Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education
- The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- Council of Graduate Schools
- Council of Independent Colleges
- Council of Opportunity in Education
- Council on Undergraduate Research
- East Tennessee College Alliance
- The Foundation for Independent Higher Education
- International Alliance for Higher Education
- International University and Business Consortium
- National Association of College and University Business Officers
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- National League for Nursing Council of Associate Degree Programs
- National League for Nursing Council of Baccalaureate Degree Programs
- Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- Private College Consortium for International Studies
- South Atlantic Conference
- The Tennessee College Association
- Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools
- Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association
In keeping with its mission, Lincoln Memorial University is committed to serving students of the Appalachian region and beyond. Technology extends the institution’s reach simply and effectively to a great number of off-site graduate and undergraduate students. Locations of the extended learning sites and the programs offered at each can be found on the Extended Learning Sites page. LMU’s extended learning sits are located in Alcoa (Blount County), Chattanooga, Kingsport, Knoxville, Morristown, and Sevierville, TN; and in Corbin and Middlesboro, KY.
Little-Known Fun Facts
- Grant-Lee Hall Ghost: Constructed as the luxurious Sanitarium of the Four Seasons Hotel in the 1890s, Grant-Lee Hall burned in 1904 and again in 1950. Stories are told of a woman in a red dress who appears and knocks on doors in the residence hall. Some say that she is trying to warn residents to escape before those historic fires destroy the building!
- Spring House Origins: In the 1930s, the Spring House was located in the nearby community of Tiprell, Tennessee. LMU students themselves relocated the Spring House, stone by stone, to its present location on our campus.
- Lincoln's Footsteps: LMU was founded in 1897, three decades after President Lincoln's death; he never saw the campus. However, it was founded to fulfill Lincoln's wishes to thank the residents of East Tennessee for their support during the Civil War, and to create a university for them. The memory of Abraham Lincoln definitely lives on at Lincoln Memorial University!
- Campus Landmark: The Conservatory Tower is what remains of one of LMU's early campus buildings. The original Conservatory was the home of Colonel A. A. Arthur. Later, it housed the music program.