Lane College

545 Lane Ave, Jackson, TN 38301-4598
Tel: (731)426-7500
Private not-for-profit | 2,002 students
Lane College is a small, private, co-educational, church-related institution which provides a liberal arts curriculum leading to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences. The College accepts persons regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, or national origin.

School Overview:

Lane College
CountyMadison County, TN
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
100 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,002 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,981 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
21 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted33%64%
ACT English (25-75%)11-1619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)15-1618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)14-1720-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1882 by Bishop Isaac Lane, a former slave, Lane College is proud to be one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black Colleges, and the first fouryear institution established by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Consistent with its tradition of providing educational opportunities for those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college, 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. Consistent with its history and tradition, the College has a particular interest in preparing professional educators.
  • The College is to develop the “whole student.” In addition to its priority of academic excellence, the College is also concerned about the student’s spiritual, social, and ethical development. The College believes that spiritual growth is an important part of the development of the individual. Spiritual life at the College is viewed as a quality-filled experience rather than a specific and narrow range of separate activities. Spiritual programs of learning, worship, and service have the purpose of illuminating life and making life more meaningful.
  • Lane College offers a balanced liberal education and seeks to continue adding to the variety of its curricular offerings in order to become even more innovative in organization and methodology and to continue to develop the mature, educated individuals needed in an ever-changing society.The College helps its students become open-minded and tolerant individuals while developing sensitivity for and commitment to ways of improving the human condition.
  • The College encourages students to:(1) develop their communication skills and their use of the English language; (2) participate in campus, civic, and religious activities which broaden their concepts of social awareness; (3) make ethical judgments through counseling and advisement; and (4) improve their learning skills through the enrichment programs designed for those who have had limited opportunities.
  • Lane is located in Jackson, Tennessee, on approximately 25 acres. Lane College is a small, private, co-educational, church-related institution which provides a liberal arts curriculum leading to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences. The College admits persons regardless of color, sex, religion or national origin.
  • Lane College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees.
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