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Study at Carson Newman College

Carson-Newman College was originally founded as the Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary in the year 1851. It became the Carson College in 1880, and merged with the women's college called Newman College in 1889. This Baptist liberal arts institute sits on a 100-acre campus in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson-Newman College's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 students from over 40 States and more than 30 countries worldwide.

Carson-Newman College offers a number of master degrees in Counselling, education, and science in nursing. Post-baccalaureate programs in health services are also available. The college offers the following academic divisions:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Library Service
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Religion
  • School of Social Sciences
The athletics department of Carson-Newman College fields men's and women's teams in volleyball, wrestling, tennis, softball, soccer, golf, basketball, baseball, and cross country. The teams are nicknamed the Eagles.

Profile of Carson Newman College

Carson Newman can be found in Jefferson City, TN (a small suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Baptist school. Carson Newman is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Carson Newman is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching.

Carson Newman Selectivity

Carson Newman does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 460 to 568, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at Carson Newman are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 012 students were enrolled in Carson Newman.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Carson Newman. The school offers students meal plans. Carson Newman student athletes compete in South Atlantic Conference competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Carson Newman Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching118curriculum and instruction, education, physical education teaching, ESL instruction, family/home economics teaching, school Counselling, music teaching, special education, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine67registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Business and Management48business management, MIS, accounting, managerial economics, marketing
Liberal Arts46history, general studies, sociology, political science, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, . . .
Family and Social Work25child development, human services, consumer services and advocacy, food and nutrition, consumer economics, merchandising and retailing
Therapy and Counselling23psychology courses, psychology, Counselling psychology
Media22communication studies, advertising, mass communication
Medicine18medical preparatory
Religion and Philosophy17religion, philosophy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15exercise science, parks and recreation studies, athletic trainer
Science9biology, chemistry, biochemistry
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, computer science
Music5music, music theory and composition
Design4graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art4photography
Medical administration1health care facilities management
Art Studies0art studies
Engineering0various engineering courses
Fine Arts0painting
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Carson Newman

Carson Newman College

1646 S Russell Ave

Jefferson City, TN 37760

General Phone: (865) 471-2000


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