- The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Hiwassee College||(TN) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private, non-profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||22 staff||29 staff|
|Total Enrollment||424 students||631 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||30:1|
|# Full-Time Students||240 students||369 students|
|# Part-Time Students||184 students||262 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||140||113|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2007)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,500||$29,400|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Hiwassee College is Roane State Community College (26.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 6,094 students | 26.50 Mi276 Patton Lane
Harriman,  TN  37748
- 10,099 students | 29.20 Mi10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville,  TN  37933
- 1,241 students | 33.60 Mi3904 Lonas Road
Knoxville,  TN  37909
- 3,500 students | 37.70 Mi3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland,  TN  37312
- 123 students | 41.00 Mi10208 Technology Drive
Knoxville,  TN  37932
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