Carson Newman College

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 enrollments 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 counseling, 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.

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Carson-Newman College
1646 S Russell Ave
Jefferson City , TN 37760
General Phone: (865) 471-2000

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Carson - Newman Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching91education, curriculum and instruction, special ed, special education, school counseling, early childhood education, teacher education, art education, English teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine77registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Business and Management44business management, accounting, managerial economics, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts37Spanish language, Biblical languages, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, economics, international economics, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling37psychology, counseling psychology, psychology courses
Media30communication studies, mass communication, advertising
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18parks and recreation studies, exercise science, athletic trainer
Medicine15medical preparatory
Family and Social Work14merchandising and retailing, consumer economics, consumer services and advocacy, food and nutrition, child development, human services
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Design8graphic design
Science7biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Photography and Commercial Art6photography
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Music3music, music theory and composition
Fine Arts1painting
Art Studies0art studies
Engineering0various engineering courses
Medical Administration0health care facilities management

Number of programs and degrees for Carson - Newman in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34764
Master's degree695

Carson - Newman Student Body

In 2007-2008, Carson - Newman had a total enrollment of 2,012 students (2,030 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 8%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 32%
22-24 18%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina4%
South Carolina2%
(International Students)1%

Carson - Newman Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

Carson - Newman Room and Board (2007)

Carson - Newman offers campus housing for 1,290 of its 2,030 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Jefferson City, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Carson - Newman Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Math460570
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT29%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT71%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Carson - Newman Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,800
Room and board $ 5,450
Room charge $ 2,520
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,130
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Carson - Newman participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 348100)

Carson - Newman Faculty

Carson - Newman has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2222
Non-tenured and not on tenure track46

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$85,6802*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$76,1144$68,675

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$59,2507$55,614
Associate professoracademic year28$47,22723$47,987
Assistant professoracademic year20$44,59026$44,015
Instructoracademic year3$36,3337$34,829
All faculty totalacademic year63$48,16163$45,733

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Carson - Newman Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football South Atlantic Conference
Basketball South Atlantic Conference
Baseball South Atlantic Conference
Track South Atlantic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports305383

Carson - Newman Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Consumer Economics
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Consumer Services and Advocacy
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Services, General

Fine Arts

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Economics
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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checked Remedial classes for students
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