Hiwassee College

225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville, TN 37354-4001
Tel: (423)442-2001
235 students
Private, non-profit
School Highlights
Hiwassee College serves 235 students (94% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
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

College Hiwassee College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level 4 or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 235 has grown by 106% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment 235 students 1,315 students
Hiwassee College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 221 students
815 students
Hiwassee College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 14 students
1,061 students
Hiwassee College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Hiwassee College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Hiwassee College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Hiwassee College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Hiwassee College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Hiwassee College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Hiwassee College Unknown (2006-2011)
% Non Resident races
Hiwassee College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Hiwassee College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.25 0.70
Hiwassee College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,340 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,340 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,340 $5,590
Hiwassee College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,340 $10,086
Hiwassee College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 54%
Hiwassee College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,256
Hiwassee College SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 443
Hiwassee College SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 443
Hiwassee College SAT Math (2006-2013)
SAT Writing 370
Hiwassee College SAT Writing (2007-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 57
Hiwassee College ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 19
Hiwassee College ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 19
Hiwassee College ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 19
Hiwassee College ACT Math (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $6,142 per year for in-state students and $13,470 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,547 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 76%. 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Anthem Career College-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.