College Deliberately: Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College is a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes career, culture and leadership located in the rural area of Banner Elk, NC. It is known for Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration and Elementary Education and Teaching.

Lees-McRae College

place 191 Main Street, Banner Elk, NC 28604
phone Phone: (828) 898-5241
web Web: http://www.lmc.edu/
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Lees-McRae College Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1953-01-01 2025-12-09
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Lees-McRae educates and inspires students to approach life and work from a creative, collaborative, and critical perspective in preparation for diverse careers and environments.

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Student Centeredness

3.4 of 10
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Students with disabilities:
4% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Bachelor’s degree
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Lees-McRae College is in NCAA Division II without football. The largest three sports are:
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Other Sports Coed 30
Basketball Men’s 29
Soccer Men’s 28

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Tuition for Lees-McRae College is in the 68 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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