LR Partners in Higher Education


Lenoir-Rhyne is excited to partner with other colleges and universities to provide graduate education at discounted rates to graduates of partner institutions. Through the partnership program, alumni from the partner institutions will receive the following incentives for enrolling in participating graduate programs at Lenoir-Rhyne:

  • 10-20% tuition discount throughout the student’s entire program of study. Discount percentage is determined by total number of credit hours taken by partner institution participants. 
  • Waived application fees.
  • Waived standardized testing requirements unless required by state licensing agencies.

Partner Institution Agreement


The purpose of the partnership is to create a reciprocal agreement for cooperation to further the missions of both institutions by establishing a strategic relationship of mutual benefit. The agreement encourages partner institutions to build undergraduate to graduate pathways for their students while simultaneously encouraging highly prepared undergraduate students from these institutions to enroll in graduate programs at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Lenoir-Rhyne will partner in branding, marketing and recruiting efforts when it serves to the advantage of both institutions. Contracts are reviewed on an annual basis and will be continued unless otherwise terminated by notification. Either institution may terminate the contract at the end of any semester; however, any student currently enrolled and receiving the discount will continue to do so throughout their tenure as a Lenoir-Rhyne student.

These discounts may not be combined with any other Lenoir-Rhyne discount program. If other discounts exist, the student may select the one that provides the greatest discount. Lenoir-Rhyne reserves the right not to offer discounted credits in certain programs.

Participating Partners


  • Allen University
  • Columbia College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Mars Hill University
  • Newberry College
  • Saint Augustine’s University