Lee University Centennial Celebration

Lee University Centennial Celebration

Why come celebrate with us?

“We are our history.  How we got here says a lot about who we are right now in 2018, so the 100th anniversary is the perfect time to take all of that in.”

Bible Training School opens on January 1st with Reverend Nora Chambers as teacher. Of the 12 students enrolled, only 6 remain at the end of the term. Tuition is $1 per week. In 1919, a correspondence course begins with 203 students enrolled. It includes 20 lessons for $40.

Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region, and is consistently ranked in the “Top Tier” in the South by U.S. News & World Report (Comprehensive Medium-Size Universities). Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges,” and is one of the 141 colleges named Best in the Southeast. Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee, and the largest in the Appalachian College Association. During that period, the university has seen a remarkable transformation that has included significant growth in its academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise, and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.


There’s never been a better time to come home.

We hope you will make plans to join us for our Centennial Celebration during Homecoming. This year is special, and whether it’s been a few years or a few decades since you’ve last visited campus, we think this is the best time to come back home.

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