category: Academics C-N named among state’s top four-year colleges category: Academics | May 31, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY – Carson-Newman University earned the No. 8 spot in the ranking of the best four-year colleges in Tennessee, according to Schools.com. Both graduates’ low median debt and better-than-average tuition prices helped Carson-Newman University land its solid ranking. Schools.com also recognizes the University’s dedication to student success by providing services such as career counseling and job placement. “Students and families searching for a four-year college are sometimes surprised to realize just how affordable our degree programs are,” said Dr. Paul Percy, C-N’s executive vice president and provost. “As a private, liberal arts university, Carson-Newman’s costs are competitive with area public institutions and, with the many scholarships and strong financial aid packages we offer, often can prove more cost-effective. And certainly, our faculty and staff are dedicated to seeing our students achieve their dreams for the best possible outcomes.” The Schools.com study evaluated just over 30 colleges and universities in Tennessee. Each institution was measured against 13 different criteria related to factors of affordability, student success, distance learning participation and more. Data was sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. For more information about the ranking, visit https://www.schools.com/online-colleges/tennessee. Schools.com connects current and prospective students with the tools, resources, people and schools they need to help them advance in life. Featuring in-depth sections with faculty and working professional interviews, campus tours and national education news, the site’s goal is to be a hub for higher education topics and trends. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The University has over 2,500 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.