Lincoln Memorial University

LMU Listed in U.S. News and World Report National List for First Time

lincolnlawyerHarrogate, Tennessee, September 9, 2019— For the first time, U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings have Lincoln Memorial University ranked among the nation’s top institutions of higher education.


The magazine’s 2020 edition, released on Monday, September 9, placed LMU among the best 381 schools in the top tier “National Universities” category.


LMU was previously ranked in the “Regional Universities of the South” but was recently reclassified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a doctoral/professional university, resulting in LMU’s move to U.S. News World Report’s top tier “National Universities” category.


LMU was also ranked 49th in the new U.S. News and World Report social mobility ranking for “National Universities.” The ranking measures how successful a school is at enrolling and graduating undergraduate students who come from low-income households. LMU’s social mobility ranking is the highest in Tennessee including both public and private institutions.


“LMU was founded in 1897 for the very purpose of delivering educational opportunities to underserved and isolated populations in rural Appalachia,” said Dr. Clayton Hess, LMU president. “Nearly 125 years later, this ranking is a public acknowledgment of the investments LMU has made, and continues to make to ensure the success of all our undergraduate students.”


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at [email protected].


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Harrogate, TN 37752