At Lubbock Christian University (LCU), students are welcomed like family into a distinctly Christian community where professors know students’ names. While LCU offers more than 60 undergraduate and nineteen graduate programs, it’s more than simply a place to earn a degree: it’s also committed to growing excellence, integrity, and character.
LCU prepares its students for success through a transformative educational experience where wisdom is pursued, vocation is discerned, and service is fostered. Small classes allow LCU to offer a wide range of enriching and personal experiences such as undergraduate research projects alongside professor mentors.
Each year, more than 90 percent of LCU students receive millions of dollars of institutional grants, making us one of the most affordable private universities in the nation. LCU has been ranked consistently as a Military Friendly school, recognized as a College of Distinction, and listed in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, and has a student body that includes students from across the United States and 25 other countries.
LCU students are accepted to medical, dental, and law schools at rates far above national averages, and its graduates in the fields of education and accounting are sought after by school districts and firms across the state. In 2020, 100% of education graduates seeking teaching positions were hired, and every single pre-medical graduate was accepted into medical school. Over the past decade, LCU graduates averaged 60% acceptance into medical school (50% higher than the national average), 72% acceptance into veterinarian school (six times the national average), and 82% into physical therapy school (more than double the national average).
The Honors College offers small seminars, research assistantships, cultural-enrichment opportunities, an immersive study-abroad program, and internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. in partnership with The Washington Center. Each spring, LCU hosts the Scholars Colloquium, an interdisciplinary forum to promote and highlight original scholarship, that is organized as an academic conference with breakout presentations. LCU students, faculty, and staff present and field questions from the audience. In 2019, LCU hosted the prestigious Christian Scholars’ Conference, featuring a lineup of distinguished speakers including David Brooks, the critically-acclaimed New York Times columnist.
Students participate in a variety of organizations and social clubs that provide fellowship and a heightened sense of community, with many options for domestic and international travel, musical ensembles, theatrical productions, and intramural sports.
LCU’s athletic teams are members of Division II of the NCAA, and all programs annually compete at the national level, with 17 total national championships including the 2016, 2019, and 2021 women’s basketball national championships. The program is the only one in NCAADII history to complete two perfect seasons, and the 2021 National Championship team not only ended their season at the top of the bracket—they also had the highest team GPA in the nation.
LCU’s newest addition to campus is the Hinds Music Center, which features new practice rooms, faculty offices, and a spacious dedicated rehearsal space for LCU’s instrumental programs. LCU has also recently completed construction on the new home for the School of Business, a 22,000-square-foot facility which features separate Mac and PC labs, numerous classrooms, a dedicated student commons, a lecture hall, and faculty offices. The Ling Science Center, LCU’s state-of-the-art facility housing the university’s physical science programs, features advanced labs for all disciplines, two lecture halls, and additional student spaces for study and congregating.
The 70,000-square-foot Rhodes Perrin Recreation Center offers students, faculty, and staff state-of-the-art fitness equipment, an indoor walking track, new handball and racquetball courts, newly-renovated basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor soccer court, and a 40-foot climbing wall.