Found more commonly in the eastern half of the country, there are several different Christian colleges and universities that offer men's and women's lacrosse teams at the varsity level. Students can play lacrosse at Christian schools that vary in size, denomination and the degree programs they offer. Find out more about some of these schools and what makes them unique.
Some of the 4-year schools that offer lacrosse are associated with the Methodist, Catholic and Baptist denominations. Explore a handful of these Christian colleges and their tuition rates here.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|University of the Cumberlands||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Williamsburg, KY||$23,000|
|Point University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Christian Churches and Churches of Christ||West Point, GA||$20,600|
|Olivet College||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Church of Christ||Olivet, MI||$26,695|
|Duke University||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Durham, NC||$53,500|
|Saint Leo University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Saint Leo, FL||$22,220|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of the Christian Colleges with Lacrosse Teams
Several Christian colleges offer men's and women's lacrosse teams at varying levels of competition within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Students should also consider factors like their personal spiritual development, career/education goals and school size preferences when selecting a school to attend. Learn about some of these characteristics for a few of the Christian colleges with lacrosse.
University of the Cumberlands
The University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky had about 3,040 undergraduates in 2016, according to the NCES. The school is part of the NAIA and is home to the Patriots with men's and women's lacrosse teams. Students at the university can pursue undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields such as church planting, mathematics, applied physics, criminal justice, theatre arts, Spanish, business, education and information systems security. To help students grow in their faith, the university has several campus ministries, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Appalachian Ministries (working with local youth) and Mountain Outreach (summer missions).
Point University in Georgia is home to the Skyhawks men's and women's lacrosse teams and is part of the NAIA. The university cares for students' spiritual lives with community chapel, mentoring, Adventure Groups (small group activities) and other special spiritual events throughout the year. Students can pursue undergraduate degree programs in subjects such as Biblical studies, exercise science, marketing, sociology, early childhood education, biology and accounting. In 2016, the NCES reported that the university had around 1,950 undergraduate students.
Olivet College offers a Master of Business Administration program, RN to BSN completion program and Criminal Justice Professional program in addition to various undergraduate degree programs in fields like chemistry, computer science, environmental science, graphic design, journalism and mass communication, sports psychology, visual arts and music. According to the NCES, the college in Michigan had close to 1,050 undergraduates in 2016. The Olivet Comets have a men's and women's lacrosse team and is part of the NCAA's Division III. Students can demonstrate their faith by participating in the school's various service opportunities and/or spiritual organizations, such as FCA and Alpha Omega.
Duke University in North Carolina had about 6,610 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in areas including ecology, biostatistics, genetics, romance studies, religious studies, economics, global health, engineering, education, art history, dance, computer science, neuroscience and political science. The Duke University Chapel provides students with various worship services, interfaith engagement opportunities and community engagement with local organizations like Reality Ministries, Justice Matters, Genesis Home and the Grace Place. The Duke Blue Devils have men's and women's lacrosse teams and are an NCAA Division I school.
Saint Leo University
Florida's Saint Leo University offers men's and women's lacrosse teams. The Lions are part of the NCAA Division II. In 2016, the university had close to 11,020 undergraduate students, according to the NCES. The university offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in various subjects, such as cybersecurity, global studies, theology, sport business, health care management, religion, biology, education and communication management. Spiritual life on campus includes chapel, diverse community service opportunities and various university ministries, like Voices of Christ (choir), Imago Dei (pro-life group) and drama ministry.