Tusculum College is truly a unique experience. More than an institution of higher education, it is an immersion experience that is life changing.
Our students learn, interact, explore, focus and become. Join students from 36 states and 19 countries who come together at Tusculum to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Our unique Civic Arts focus takes the liberal arts a step further in a nationally recognized approach to educating individuals of integrity and ideals. Tusculum is the only four-year college in the United States with both a focused calendar and a Civic Arts approach.
Our students become our alumni who have distinguished themselves in many fields. Our alumni are politicians, ministers, teachers, scientists and global business leaders. A good number of our students go on to earn advanced degrees, and many are physicians, researchers, pharmacists, patent holders and professors. Enrolling at Tusculum is the first step on a path toward establishing or realizing your goals.
I am glad that you are interested in learning more about the oldest institution of higher education in Tennessee, the 28th oldest institution of higher education in the nation, the first institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church to admit women, and, in 1806, the first institution to educate a black person in Tennessee. You see the founding of Tusculum College dates back to 1794, two years before George Washington proclaimed Tennessee a state.
Tusculum College continues many traditions dating back to its humble beginnings including a history of admitting a diverse group of students with a wide range of interests and intellect that are looking for opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills to serve as productive citizens in communities where they hope to serve. These interests continue today with the mission of Tusculum College “to provide a liberal arts education in a Judeo-Christian and civic arts environment with pathways for career preparation, personal development and civic engagement.”
Students come from all over the United States and the world. Regardless of their background, these students have in common one goal – to receive a baccalaureate degree that will serve as the foundation or launching pad for their future. Tusculum College also has programs that are specifically designed for more mature students who may not have entered into college immediately following high school graduation or students who began a college education but, for whatever reason, did not complete the degree initially. Some programs are for adult students who are looking for an educational opportunity that will allow them to continue to work or raise their family while they pursue their baccalaureate or masters degree. These students are seeking a degree to expand their marketability in the workplace, to better position themselves for promotions at their current place of employment, or to position themselves to seek an advanced degree in a particular area of interest such as in a professional school.
Whatever your interest in pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree, I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to visit one of our four campus locations, particularly our campus in Greeneville, Tenn. We want to know more about you, your interests, and to find out if Tusculum College is a good fit for you. Come join our approximately 900 students who live and study on the Greeneville, TN campus, or become part of our adult studies programs that support about 1,300 adult students.
I hope that you enjoy visiting our website where we have attempted to reflect the spirit of Tusculum College in these pages, in the faces of our people, in the stories of our successes and in our unique delivery of a quality liberal arts program steeped in our Judeo-Christian and civic arts environment with pathways for preparation, personal development and civic engagement. Get to know us and let us get to know you. I trust that you will discover the dedication of our faculty and staff, the spirit and enthusiasm of our students and the loyalty and support of the Tusculum College Board of Trustees, alumni and friends.
Be all that you can be!! Come live the Tusculum experience.
Wishing you success,
Nancy B. Moody, President