Educational Institutions

Lees-McRae College, Inc.

  • Banner Elk, NC
  • http://www.lmc.edu

Mission Statement

Lees-McRae College is a small, private college founded in 1900 by the Reverend Edgar Tufts as part of his Presbyterian mission to the mountains. Its purpose is to provide a ministry of education and service to diverse populations.
The college offers a varied and challenging curriculum embedded in the liberal arts core and delivered through values-based teaching in the Christian tradition. Through a student-centered and nurturing environment, Lees-McRae provides the knowledge and skills to prepare its graduates for productive and satisfying lives.

Service Areas

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National

Area served is all across the United States and some foreign countries.

ruling year

1959

Principal Officer since 2010

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Dr. Barry Buxton

Keywords

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liberal arts, student-centered, values-based, diversity, Christian tradition

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Also Known As

Lees-McRae

EIN

56-0529953

 Number

8175178215

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Lees-McRae offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in 24 majors, with 22 minors. Among the most significant programs are Education, Business, English/Communications, Performing Arts, Naturalist Studies and Sports Medicine. A solid foundation of life skills and a strong values orientation are emphasized. A senior seminar is required and an honors curriculum is available. The college has recently launched an initiative in continuing education and non-traditional programs.Lees-McRae has 40 full-time faculty members (80 percent of whom hold terminal degrees), dedicated to classroom instruction and personal interaction. The college has some 689 full-time on-campus students, with unusual enthusiasm for their college. About half the students are from North Carolina, with 30 other states and 12 other countries represented. Nearly 95 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.

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Service Areas

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National

Area served is all across the United States and some foreign countries.

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LEES-MCRAE COLLEGE INC
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Lees-McRae College, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Barry Buxton

BIO

Dr. Earl J. Robinson is the 12th president of Lees-McRae College. With degrees from Davidson College, Bucknell University and the University of Georgia, he brings a wealth of education experience to the job. He has an aggressive vision for the future of the college.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Thomas Brigham

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