Hiwassee College

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 to Hiwassee College is Roane State Community College (26.5 miles away).

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.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty22 staff29 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Hiwassee College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Hiwassee College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment424 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:130:1
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# Full-Time Students240 students369 students
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# Part-Time Students184 students262 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
140113
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
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3%
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% Black
13%
17%
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% White
79%
74%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
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% Unknown races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.360.42
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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 private state tuition of $13,470 is less than the state average of $13,844. The private state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,470$13,844
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,500$12,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,297
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Acceptance Rate46%74%
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SAT Total Avg.1,2561,449
SAT Reading443525
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SAT Math443455
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SAT Writing370469
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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: 2016 (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.

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