Lane College

Jackson, TN
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1882
  • Enrollment: 1,010
  • Mascot: Dragon
  • Colors: Royal Blue and Cardinal
  • Motto: Esse, Non Videri "To Be, Not to Seem"
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Lane College, nestled in the city of Jackson, Tennessee, is a distinguished member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) community. Founded in 1882, this private institution has a rich history deeply rooted in its affiliation with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The college was established with a mission to provide quality education and opportunities to African-American students during a time when such opportunities were scarce, reflecting a commitment to empowerment and social progress.

Today, Lane College proudly serves around 1,010 students, offering both Associate's and Bachelor’s degrees. The college is known for its strong programs in Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Sociology, which are designed to prepare students for successful careers and meaningful contributions to society. The college's motto, "Esse, Non Videri," which translates to "To Be, Not to Seem," encapsulates its ethos of authenticity and substance over appearance.

The campus setting in Jackson provides a vibrant backdrop for student life, with campus housing contributing to a close-knit community atmosphere. Lane College also boasts a dynamic athletics program as a member of the NCAA Division II in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC), with its teams known as the Dragons. This spirited mascot symbolizes the college's fierce dedication to excellence in academics, athletics, and community engagement. Lane College continues to uphold its legacy as an institution that not only educates but also shapes leaders and change-makers.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions:  (731) 426-7563  
  • Admissions email: dmays@lanecollege.edu

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  • Financial Aid: (731) 426-7602
  • Financial Aid email: kbiggs@lanecollege.edu

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Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies
  • Sociology

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC)

Team Name: Dragons

Men’s Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Men’s Sports:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

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