Type of Institution
Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is where students experience what higher education can be at this nationally ranked liberal arts university. Our faculty prepares students every day to compete on the world stage – whether you’re studying on campus, online or at one of our many opportunities abroad. With our small class size, professors will know you and walk alongside you in your college journey in a caring, Christian community. Through faith and learning, we’re providing a life-changing education where students come first.
Dr. J. Randall O’Brien, named the University’s 22nd president in July 2008.
Carson-Newman University Mission Statement
Our mission as Christian educators is to help our students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders.
Our 120-acre campus is just 30 minutes away from eclectic Knoxville, world-renowned Oak Ridge National Laboratory and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the most popular park in the nation.
Two lakes and a state park also surround Carson-Newman’s campus.
Jefferson County, Tennessee
Arguably part of the state’s most scenic region, Jefferson County’s location in the Southern Highlands and near Tennessee waterways provides a premier setting for higher education.
Total Enrollment 2,362 (2014-2015 year)
Students from 28 countries and most states.
We offer 50 undergraduate majors, 11 graduate degrees and we’re a “Tennessee Promise”
school. Students study on campus, online and at our newest location – Pellissippi State Community College, Strawberry Plains.
The University offers vast study-abroad and mission opportunities, internships, thriving Honors and Eagle Scholars programs and a nationally recognized honors society. Carson-Newman offers rigorous preparation for professional and health professions, including dentistry, law, medicine, business and physical therapy.
Our graduate and adult studies programs give students a flexible educational experience compatible with their busy lives.
Opportunities to study areas of interest with an international focus include Al Akhawayn University Exchange Program, Asian Exchange Programs, Chinese Cross-Culture Institute, London Program, Oxford Term, International Cross-Culture Courses, and Mission Outreach opportunities world-wide.
NCAA Division II, South Atlantic Conference in 18 varsity sports; nationally recognized intramural program with over 40 sports and activities. More: cneagles.com
Tuition & Fees, Room & Board
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Carson-Newman is committed to providing an affordable, top-quality education for our students. Annually, over 96% receive some form of assistance.
Average Freshman Retention rate is 70%.