Mission and Vision


Our mission as Christian educators is to help our students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders. 


We will be the Christian liberal arts-based university of choice in the Southeast for education and service. 


Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University, built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures and affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Carson-Newman is committed to providing a Christ-centered educational experience that is dedicated to expressing Truth, Beauty and Goodness in service to the Appalachian region and beyond as an extension of the Kingdom-focused ministry of the Church.

Statement of Faith

Carson-Newman is grateful for its partnership with churches of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Their faithful prayers, support, encouragement have been instrumental to the University’s ability to offer a distinctively Christ-centered education. In acknowledgement of this investment by Tennessee Baptists and in support of the rich confessions that identify Southern Baptists, C-N’s Board of Trustees has affirmed the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. This confessional statement provides an invaluable connection to our Baptist heritage and doctrinal identity.

Carson-Newman is grateful for its Baptist partners, unapologetic in its biblical conviction and unashamedly Christ-centered. Click here to read the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.