• An associate degree is an amazing opportunity for students to access the Carson-Newman experience of a Christ-led education. These students have the opportunity to utilize Tennessee Promise funds for maximum affordability, while building the perfect foundation should they later choose to pursue a bachelor's degree.
    Clay Wilkerson / Admissions Director

College Atlas ranks C-N among Best Christian Colleges in the nation

Academics | May 24, 2018

Student Government Association President Elizabeth Dixon receives a congratulatory hug from Dr. Ross Brummett, senior vice president for Student Affairs following Carson-Newman's May graduation. The University was recently named one of the Best Christian Colleges in the nation by College Atlas.

(May 24, 2018) JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman University ranks among the top 50 best Christian colleges in the nation, according to College Atlas. The online site ranks colleges and universities based on information provided by schools, education professionals and students.

College Atlas ranked Carson-Newman 38th for campus schools and 34th for online schools among the nearly 900 schools on the 2018 College Atlas Best Christian Colleges ranking list.

"The breadth and depth of our offerings make it no surprise that Carson-Newman is highly ranked among Christian institutions across the nation," said President J. Randall O’Brien. "We are always pleased to see our dedication to our students and our faith recognized by higher institution professionals."

The rankings are determined by 21 data points related to three major categories: accessibility, affordability and academic quality, according College Atlas.

The ranking noted C-N's tuition, enrollment, acceptance rate and six-year graduation rate as among the University’s many strengths.

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.