Lane College Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 545Lane Ave
City Jackson
State Tennessee
Zip 38301
Phone 901-426-7500
Total Enrollment 825
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location A bus system and passenger rail service provide transportation to the campus. Public transportation provides easy access to Memphis and Nashville. Lane students enjoy a variety of entertainment, social, and cultural activities, both on campus and in the surrounding cities.
History Lane College is a four-year, private, coeducational liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. Founded in 1882 as the Colored Methodist Episcopal High School, it became Lane Institute in 1883. In 1896, it became Lane College. Lane was chartered in 1884, graduated its first class in 1887, and awarded its first bachelorís degree in 1899. From the beginning, Lane College has striven to be a source of inspiration for the CME Church youth. Laneís mission is to prepare students for the future with the knowledge, skills, attitude, and understanding necessary for leadership and participation in a democratic society. Lane offers programs that provide intellectual experiences that enable students to probe and develop their potential to meet decision-making situations with rational and innovative thinking. Located on approximately 25 acres, the twenty-two-building campus offers easy access to Jacksonís downtown area, business centers, and churches. The newest campus building, the Center for Academic Development, was completed in 1993. The campus is located midway between Memphis and Nashville. Both Memphis and Nashville offer a wealth of social and cultural activities. This traditionally black college is a United Negro College Fund member school.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Lane College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2001Ė02 Tuition: $5820 Room and board: $4030 Special fees: $550 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $11,100
In State Tuition 5820
Out of State Tuition 5820
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 97 Financial Aid Specific to the School Endowed scholarships from alumni, private, and public sources number approximately 35, and are available based on varying criteria.
Financial-Aid Deadline March 31 (priority); continuous notification.
Admission Deadline July 1 (fall); November 15 (spring); May 15 (summer).
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of 16 units, including 4 English, 2 mathematics (including Algebra I), 2 natural science, 2 social science, 2 foreign language (strongly recommended), and 4 academic electives. Students must submit an official high school transcript with a minimum 2.0 GPA, 2 recommendations (from a counselor, an administrator, or a responsible adult), and a completed medical form. There is no application fee. Admission Application Deadline: July 1 (fall); November 15 (spring); May 15 (summer). Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Lane College, Room 103, Administration Building, Jackson, Tennessee 38301; Telephone: 731-426-7532; 731-426-7559 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 128 semester hours and completion of core requirements to include the following hours: 3 mathematics, 8 science, and 1 computer course (for science and business majors); a minimum 2.0 GPA; last 31 hours completed in residence. Sophomore English Proficiency Exam must be passed, and half of the course work in the studentís major field must be taken at Lane College. All students must attend a minimum of twelve chapel services per semester in order to graduate.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 825 In-state: 745 Other regions: 22 states, 3 international Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 810; International, 15
Diversity 25
Student Life Campus Regulations: Entering students must attend a three-day college orientation program. Studentsí last 31 hours must be completed in residence. New students are required to enroll in a for-credit orientation course for one semester. Campus Services: Personal counseling, academic remediation, and individual tutoring. Campus Activities: Students may get involved in the student-run publications, the Lanite (yearbook) and the Inquirer (student-run newspaper). Leadership opportunities are found in the various departmental clubs. Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Honor societies include Beta Kappa Chi, Alpha Kappa Mu, Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Beta Lambda, and Whoís Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Housing Availability: Housing spaces total 646. There are two dormitories for women and two for men. Freshmen are given priority and freshman-only housing is available. Living off-campus is permitted. Handicapped Services: The College is accessible to those students who are mobility impaired. Remedial services are offered.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 54 Student-teacher ratio: 14:1 Full-time faculty members: 45 Part-time faculty members: 9
Athletic Program Lane College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, and tennis; womenís basketball, cross-country, tennis, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball.
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Communication Arts, English, History, Liberal Arts, Music, Religion, Sociology Bachelor of Science: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physical Education, Theology.
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