category: Campus News Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 1 in Tennessee category: Campus News | January 26, 2021 Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the best in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report. The University’s online MBA program is also the top-ranked private school program. Kieran Showler-Davis completed Carson-Newman’s graduate education program in May 2020 is now an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the University. (Jan. 26, 2021) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the best in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Carson-Newman remains the state’s highest-ranked private school in the “Best Online MBA Program” category. The 2021 Best Online Programs rankings, released today, placed C-N’s online graduate education program as No. 1 in the state and #126 in the nation. “Our Carson-Newman graduates are often recognized as the best educators in the state, so this top ranking is just another excellent affirmation that our faculty are preparing students to fulfill their full potential,” said University President Charles A. Fowler. “Our Christian faculty work to support our students spiritually, emotionally and academically so that they have the best possible experience as they obtain their degrees.” C-N designed the graduate education program with full-time, working educators in mind. This means students are able to take one course at a time in a user-friendly, online format. “The goal is not only to meet course objectives but to improve student learning outcomes,” said Kim Hawkins, dean of Carson-Newman’s School of Education and Counseling. “When this goal is achieved, it is a huge win for everyone!” U.S. News’ 2021 rankings also names C-N among the “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.” The publication’s ranking methodology includes the areas of engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials, student excellence, and student services and technologies. Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and has over 2,900 students. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.