Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a nationally ranked liberal arts university. In a caring Christian community, our mission is to prepare students as educated citizens and worldwide servant leaders.
Dr. Charles A. Fowler was named the 23rd president of the University in June 2019.
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Carson-Newman’s total enrollment is 2,835.
Undergraduate enrollment is 1,525.
Graduate enrollment is 1,204.
Carson-Newman welcomes students from 28 countries and most states.
Carson-Newman University is pleased to be affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees.
As a “Tennessee Promise” school we also offer an associate degree that allows students to transition seamlessly into a baccalaureate program. Students study on campus, online and at our newest location – Pellissippi State Community College, Strawberry Plains.
The university offers numerous study abroad and mission opportunities, internships, a thriving Eagle Scholars program and a nationally recognized honor society. C-N provides 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.
Our 120-acre campus in Jefferson County, Tennessee, is just 35 minutes from Knoxville and 40 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains. Two lakes and a state park also surround our campus. From vibrant city life to serene wilderness, you’ll find it all in East Tennessee.
Students participate in 70+ campus organizations. The calendar is filled with campus wide events and activities, and most are student-led.
Opportunities to study with an international focus include partnerships with Al Akhawayn University Exchange Program, Asian Exchange Programs, Chinese Cross-Culture Institute, London Program, Oxford Term, international cross-cultural courses and mission outreach opportunities worldwide.
Student-athletes compete at the NCAA Division II level, South Atlantic Conference in 20 varsity sports.
Carson-Newman is competitively priced to make private education affordable.
The average freshman retention rate is 70%.
Carson-Newman is committed to providing an affordable, top-quality education for our students. Annually, over 96% of students receive some form of financial aid.
Carson-Newman is one of a limited number of institutions worldwide to house a rare, full-size artistic reproduction of the Saint John's Bible.