Hiwassee College

Overview of Hiwassee College

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.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at Hiwassee are in agricultural science and management, education and teaching, engineering, medicine, music, nutrition and exercise therapy.

Hiwassee Selectivity

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.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 434 students were enrolled in Hiwassee.

Student Life

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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Contacting Hiwassee

Hiwassee College
225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville , TN 37354-4001
General Phone: (423) 442-2001

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Hiwassee Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine6pre-nursing
Medicine4pre-dentistry, pre-med, pre-veterinary, medical preparatory
Education and Teaching4elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Medical Support and Technology4pre-pharmacy
Business and Management4business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Agricultural Science and Management2agriculture, agricultural technology
Media2communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement1corrections and criminal justice
Science1biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Liberal Arts1English, liberal arts and humanities, economics, sociology, history
Family and Social Work0food and nutrition, family studies, human services
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry, forest technology
Hospitality0hospitality management
Animal Science and Care0equine science, equestrian studies, animal science
Medical Administration0medical records admin
Religion and Philosophy0pre-ministerial studies, pastoral counseling
Therapy and Counseling0psychology
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Hiwassee in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree3445

Hiwassee Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hiwassee had a total enrollment of 434 students (320 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 28%
(Foreign Students) 72%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 21%
18-19 53%
20-21 12%
22-24 5%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 0%

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

(International Students)3%
North Carolina2%

Hiwassee Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 50 %

Hiwassee Room and Board (2007)

Hiwassee offers campus housing for 336 of its 320 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Madisonville, 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 19 meals per week.

Hiwassee Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Math330407
SAT Writing350442
ACT Verbal1219
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1521

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Hiwassee Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,990
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,990
Room and board $ 6,570
Room charge $ 2,370
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,200
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Hiwassee participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 349400)

Hiwassee Faculty

Hiwassee has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track66

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: 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 year1*2*
Associate professoracademic year1*1*
Assistant professoracademic year3$28,1512*
Instructoracademic year3$27,0373$26,740
All faculty totalacademic year8$27,9638$27,386

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

Hiwassee Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports233053

Hiwassee Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business Technology
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician
Forestry, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

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

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator

Medical Support And Technology
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Pre-Nursing Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Hiwassee Highlights

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What Sets Hiwassee Apart:

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% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Top 7%Hiwassee % of degrees in agricultural science and management
% of degrees in engineering
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Top 10%Hiwassee % of degrees in engineering
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Top 11%Hiwassee Number of degree programs
% of degrees in medicine
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Top 14%Hiwassee % of degrees in medicine
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 15%Hiwassee % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in music
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Top 15%Hiwassee % of degrees in music
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 20%Hiwassee % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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