Hiwassee can be found in Madisonville, TN (a rural site not far from an urban area). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a United Methodist school. Hiwassee is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at the school.
The most common majors at Hiwassee are in agricultural science and management, education and teaching, engineering, medicine, music, nutrition and exercise therapy.
The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Math SAT scores at Hiwassee centered around 330 to 407, but ranged both higher and lower.
A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.
In 2007-2008, 434 students were enrolled in Hiwassee.
The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Hiwassee. The school offers students meal plans. Hiwassee offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Hiwassee College, founded in 1849 and associated with the United Methodist Church, is a liberal arts, residential institution of higher education, providing quality education for all students in an atmosphere that promotes intellectual pursuit, spiritual growth, and social and personal responsibility."
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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