Lubbock Christian University

5601 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407-2099

School Details

Lubbock Christian University is a four-year private school located in Lubbock, Texas.  Lubbock Christian University is affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Lubbock Christian University offers associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Colleges include: College of Biblical Studies and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Education, and College of Professional Studies. LCU achieves a 95 percent placement rate for graduates of the education program and 90 percent of pre-med and pre-dental majors are accepted into their respective professional schools, far exceeding the national average. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend.

At LCU, students are always within 20 miles of:

  • 1,779 Retail Stores
  • 337 restaurants
  • 65 public parks
  • 40+ movie screens
  • 9 golf courses
  • 9 libraries
  • Buffalo Springs Lake
  • An International Airport

Green initiatives at LCU include conserving energy, reducing waste, recycling, and voluntarily seeking LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on each of our new constructions on campus.

Lubbock Christian University has 2,038 students (1,596 undergraduates) and 179 faculty members, giving the university a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 89 teach full-time and 90 teach part-time. About 85 percent of undergraduate students study full-time and 15 percent study part-time. Most graduate students (83%) study part-time and 17 percent study full-time.

The student body contains 59 percent female students and 41 percent male students. About 72 percent of all students are white with the remaining students being Hispanic (20%), black (6%), and American Indian (2%). About 75 percent of students are ages 24 and under with 25 percent of students being ages 25 and above. About 89 percent of students are from Texas, 10 percent are from out-of-state, and one percent are from a foreign country.

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 62 percent and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 25 percent. The overall graduation rate is 48 percent and the overall transfer-out rate is three percent.

Residential living includes male residence halls and female residence halls. On-campus apartments are available to students who are 20 years and older and have attended the school for a minimum of four semesters. A limited number of private rooms are available. On-campus living is estimated to cost $6,674 per year with $4,284 in additional living expenses. All full-time, single, undergraduate students who have been out of high school less than four long semesters (two years) are required to live in campus housing. Students may submit a petition to live off campus if they either live with an adult member of their immediate family or have documented medical reasons.

Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers. Special learning opportunities include: ROTC (Army, Air Force), teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad.

Student life includes over 25 student organizations, over 13 intramural sports, spiritual life, a newly renovated 70,000 square foot recreation facility, and athletics. Students can experience spiritual life by attending weekly devotionals/daily chapel, mission trip experiences in the spring break or summer, building relationships, performing community service, and prayer. Recreational life includes intramurals, group fitness, and a rock wall. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, and soccer, while women’s sport teams include basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, and volleyball.

Undergraduate tuition costs $17,760 per year and books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,000 per year. The average tuition for a graduate student costs $6,660 per year. Tuition payment plans and prepaid tuition plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 98% of those attending Lubbock Christian University receive financial aid.

Lubbock Christian University receives nearly 1,000 applications per year and accepts about 93% of those students. Statistically, 92% of men and 93% of women who apply will be accepted.

Lubbock Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. LCU is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency Educator Certification Standards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Churches of Christ

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    2,038
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    510
  • Percent Admitted:
    93
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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