Lane College


545 Lane Avenue, Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 426-7500 - phone
(731) 427-3987 - fax
Toll-Free - (800) 960-7533

Lane College, founded in 1882 by Bishop Isaac Lane, a former slave, is one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black Colleges and the first four-year institution established by the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. It also is a proud charter member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Located on 55 beautifully landscaped acres, Lane provides a life-changing experience and educational opportunity to its students. The College is unabashedly invested in transforming ordinary students into extraordinary scholars by providing them with the highest quality education. The mission of the College is to pilot students through programs of intellectual and spiritual experiences that will prepare them to assume meaningful positions in their chosen occupations and professions, and to pursue graduate studies. Lane offers baccalaureate degrees in biology, business, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, English, French, history, interdisciplinary studies, mass communication, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, religion, and sociology. Its slogan, The Power of Potential®, asserts that one’s potential is not necessarily predicted by one’s past performance. In July 2013, Lane College received official notification of its Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) for another ten years.

Vital Statistics

Fall 2014 Enrollment: Undergraduate 1,262

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 98%

Tuition and Fees: $8,980

Room and Board: $6,620

Founded: 1882

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2013 to Spring 2014: 239

Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

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