Lane College


Lane College, founded in 1882 by Bishop Isaac Lane, a former slave, is one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black Colleges and the first four-year institution established by the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. It is also a proud charter member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

Located on 55 beautifully landscaped acres, and one of the fastest-growing private institutions in the country with an enrollment of 2,225 students, the Lane provides a life-changing experience and educational opportunity to all who seek admittance. The College is unabatedly invested in transforming ordinary students into extraordinary scholars by providing them with the highest quality education.The College admits persons regardless of color, sex, religion or national origin. The mission of the College is to pilot students through programs of intellectual and spiritual experiences that will prepare them to assume meaningful positions in their chosen occupations and professions and pursue graduate studies.

The leadership of this institution has effectively sustained years of financial solvency,experienced a tremendous increase in student enrollment, improved graduation rates, expanded the campus with new capital facilities, enhanced its faculty, and intensified the student-centered campus climate. This is an institution with a long tradition of respect for the power of education to alter lives, a related commitment to the power of each student’s potential, and a successful record of preparing some of America’s and the world’s greatest leaders. Our slogan, The Power of Potential®, asserts that one’s potential is not necessarily predicted by one’s past performance. This belief is the major factor that separates Lane from all other colleges and universities.�

Admission Info: Lane College admits prospective students from different categories. Whether you are a Freshman, Transfer Student, International Student, a veteran or a dependent of a veteran, or a former Lane College student seeking re-admission, you can get the information you need by following the links highlighted below:
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  Upon receipt of the completed application forms, the Admissions and Recruitment Committee will evaluate and make decisions concerning acceptance. Applicants will be advised of the decision in writing. Applicants who are denied admission may appeal by written correspondence to the Admissions and Recruitment Committee. Applicants will be advised of the decision in writing. 
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Scholarship/Financial Aid:  Lane College is keenly aware that many students cannot afford the increasing cost of a college education without financial assistance. The Office of Financial Aid is staffed with experienced financial aid counselors to assist students and parents in completing the financial aid process. Most eligible students receive a combination of financial aid including federal and state grants, scholarships, work study, and student loans. Every effort is made to allocate the limited pool of institutional funds to as many eligible students as possible. We urge all students to apply for financial aid as early as possible, preferably by March 31 of each calendar year. New students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA Application is required of all students seeking federal financial aid (including loans). The completed Application is to be submitted to the Lane College Office of Financial Aid or the federal application processor. Please click on the following link and the sub-links found on the right side of the Financial Aid web page to acquire all of the information that you will need:

Green Programs:  No

Programs Offered: Criminal Justice, Education, Business, IT/Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Science/Engineering

HBCU:  Yes

545 Lane Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee 38301


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