Hiwassee College

225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville, TN 37354

School Highlights

Hiwassee College serves 253 students (96% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.

Top Placements

Hiwassee College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Hiwassee College(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty22 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Hiwassee College has declined by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The Hiwassee College diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment253 students765 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:130:1
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# Full-Time Students244 students503 students
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# Part-Time Students9 students262 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-13
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
4%
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% Black
16%
17%
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% White
68%
70%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
1%
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Diversity Score0.500.48
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College Completion Rate (Year 2007)
32%
35%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$29,400
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $13,470 is more than the state average of $5,645. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,470 is less than the state average of $15,468. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,470$5,645
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,470$15,468
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,678$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate67%83%
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SAT Total Avg.1,2561,268
SAT Reading443443
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SAT Math443455
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SAT Writing370370
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ACT Total Avg.5757
ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1919
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Hiwassee College is Roane State Community College (26.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 5,688 students | 26.50 Mi276 Patton Lane
    Harriman TN  37748
    (865) 354-3000
    26.505,688
  • 10,894 students | 28.90 Mi10915 Hardin Valley Road
    Knoxville TN  37933
    (865) 694-6400
    28.9010,894
  • 2,722 students | 35.10 Mi3904 Lonas Road
    Knoxville TN  37909
    (865) 251-1800
    35.102,722
  • 3,500 students | 37.90 Mi3535 Adkisson Drive
    Cleveland TN  37312
    (423) 472-7141
    37.903,500
  • 963 students | 40.60 Mi21 Campus Circle
    Murphy NC  28906
    (828) 837-6810
    40.60963
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