Tennessee Wesleyan College

Overview of Tennessee Wesleyan College

Tennessee Wesleyan College is located in Athens, TN (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a United Methodist school. Tennessee Wesleyan College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Tennessee Wesleyan College has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in education and teaching, nutrition and exercise therapy.

Tennessee Wesleyan College Selectivity

Tennessee Wesleyan College does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 390. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 560.


Tennessee Wesleyan College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school had 861 enrolled students in 2007-2008.

Student Life

Tennessee Wesleyan College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Appalachian Athletic Conference, Appalachian Athletic Conference, Appalachian Athletic Conference. Tennessee Wesleyan College offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Tennessee Wesleyan College

Tennessee Wesleyan College
204 East College Street
Athens , TN 37303
General Phone: (423) 745-7504

Tennessee Wesleyan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management66business management, accounting, finance, human resources
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing
Liberal Arts24English, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, history
Education and Teaching22elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counseling15behavioral sciences, psychology
Medicine6medical preparatory
Family and Social Work5human services
Religion and Philosophy4Christian studies, pre-ministerial studies
Science3biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21627

Tennessee Wesleyan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Tennessee Wesleyan College had a total enrollment of 861 students (853 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 30%
22-24 16%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

Tennessee Wesleyan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %

Tennessee Wesleyan College Room and Board (2007)

Tennessee Wesleyan College offers campus housing for 415 of its 853 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Tennessee Wesleyan College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390520
SAT Math430560
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT16%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Tennessee Wesleyan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,050
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,050
Room and board $ 5,800
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Tennessee Wesleyan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 352500)

Tennessee Wesleyan College Faculty

Tennessee Wesleyan College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: 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 year6$42,8974$44,081
Associate professoracademic year7$40,5663$40,199
Assistant professoracademic year10$40,15810$45,724
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year24$40,53818$44,415

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

Tennessee Wesleyan College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Baseball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Track Appalachian Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports207898

Tennessee Wesleyan College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, General

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What Sets Tennessee Wesleyan College Apart:

% students on athletic fin. aid
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 11%Tennessee Wesleyan College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 15%Tennessee Wesleyan College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 16%Tennessee Wesleyan College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
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Top 18%Tennessee Wesleyan College Number of students
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 20%Tennessee Wesleyan College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Tennessee Wesleyan College Number of degree programs

checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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