Hiwassee College

225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville, TN 37354-4001
Tel: (423)442-2001
424 students
Private not-for-profit
School Highlights
Hiwassee College serves 424 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.
Hiwassee College is the only community colleges within Monroe County, TN.
The nearest community college is Roane State Community College (26.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
College Hiwassee College (TN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Private for-profit
Total Faculty 22 staff 28 staff

Student Body

The student population of 424 has grown by 205% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 4:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has declined by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 424 students 472 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 19:1 30:1
# Full-Time Students 240 students 369 students
# Part-Time Students 184 students 216 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 140 113
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.36 0.42

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,340 is more than the state average of $11,018. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,340 is more than the state average of $13,659. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,340 $11,018
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,340 $13,659
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 94%
Percent Admitted 46% 83%
SAT Total Avg. 1,256
SAT Reading 443 525
SAT Math 443 455
SAT Writing 370 469
ACT Total Avg. 57
ACT Composite 19 19
ACT English 19 19
ACT Math 19 19
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1849, Hiwassee College is one the oldest private institutions in the State of Tennessee. Its campus has grown from the original seven acres donated by Reverend Daniel B. Carter to start the College to a campus comprised of eighteen buildings situated on sixty acres of a four hundred acre tract of land located just one mile north of the town of Madisonville. The College offers a variety of university parallel and career/vocational programs leading to the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. Located in Madisonville, Tennessee, Hiwassee is a private, four-year residential college with an enrollment of approximately 450 students. This little college has been fulfilling big dreams since its inception in 1849. Rated as one of three most affordable private colleges in Tennessee, Hiwassee professors, students, and athletic teams frequently receive statewide, national, and even international recognition. Hiwassee College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). The College is further accredited by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church and the Tennessee State Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,285 per year for in-state students and $13,707 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,377 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.