Quick Facts

Dr. Charles A. Fowler was named the 23rd president of the University in June 2019.

President’s Office

Carson-Newman’s total enrollment is 2,585.

Undergraduate enrollment is 1,528.

Graduate enrollment is 1,058.



Carson-Newman welcomes students from 40 U.S. states and 51 foreign countries.

Carson-Newman University is pleased to be affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.


Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees. As a “Tennessee Promise” school we also offer an associate degree that allows students to transition seamlessly into a baccalaureate program. Students study on campus, online and at our newest location – Pellissippi State Community College, Strawberry Plains. The university offers numerous study abroad and mission opportunities, internships, a thriving Eagle Scholars program and a nationally recognized honor society. C-N provides rigorous preparation for professional and health professions, including dentistry, law, medicine, business and physical therapy. Our graduate and adult studies programs give students a flexible educational experience compatible with their busy lives.

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Our 120-acre campus in Jefferson County, Tennessee, is just 35 minutes from Knoxville and 40 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains. Two lakes and a state park also surround our campus. From vibrant city life to serene wilderness, you’ll find it all in East Tennessee.


Students participate in 70+ campus organizations. The calendar is filled with campus wide events and activities, and most are student-led.

Clubs & Organizations Event Calendar


Opportunities to study with an international focus include partnerships with Al Akhawayn University Exchange Program, Asian Exchange Programs, Chinese Cross-Culture Institute, London Program, Oxford Term, international cross-cultural courses and mission outreach opportunities worldwide.

Study Abroad


Student-athletes compete at the NCAA Division II level, South Atlantic Conference in 20 varsity sports.

Tuition & Fees

Carson-Newman is competitively priced to make private education affordable.

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The average freshman retention rate is 70%.

Financial Aid

Carson-Newman is committed to providing an affordable, top-quality education for our students. Annually, over 96% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Financial Aid


Carson-Newman is one of a limited number of institutions worldwide to house a rare, full-size artistic reproduction of the Saint John's Bible.

Saint John's Bible