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IPEDS ID: 219806
OPE ID: 00348100
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Carson-Newman University
1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760
General information:  (865) 471-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,528 (1,752 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
  Our mission as Christian educators is to help our students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Religious Affiliation
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty122102
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-11
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$22,652$23,696$24,460$25,3603.7%
Books and supplies$1,092$1,200$1,400$1,60014.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,704$6,704$7,590$8,2709.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$3,820$4,000$7,452$7,5080.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$32,948$34,100$37,580$38,5442.6%
Off Campus$29,564$30,896$36,700$37,6162.5%
Off Campus with Family$27,544$28,696$29,248$31,7088.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Available alternative tuition plans: We have a traditional undergraduate plan that spreads the remaining balance due for each semester over 5 monthly payments (July – November for fall semester and December – April for spring semester). The Graduate and Non-traditional Adult payment plan is in 3 parts of four months each. Fall is August – November; Spring is December – March; Summer is April – July.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1486100%————
Grant or scholarship aid486100%$9,641,863$19,839
Federal grants21544%$988,163$4,596
Pell grants21444%$944,852$4,415
Other federal grants398%$43,311$1,111
State/local government grant or scholarships33669%$1,671,523$4,975
Institutional grants or scholarships48599%$6,982,177$14,396
Student loan aid32366%$1,872,801$5,798
Federal student loans32366%$1,799,749$5,572
Other student loans92%$73,052$8,117
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,69997%$30,825,805$18,143
Pell grants70740%$3,140,058$4,441
Federal student loans1,12564%$7,784,575$6,920
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,312$14,257$16,662
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$11,809$10,393$11,767
$30,001 – $48,000$13,162$10,924$13,842
$48,001 – $75,000$15,574$13,469$14,888
$75,001 – $110,000$18,119$15,900$19,673
$110,001 and more$17,968$19,572$21,287
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment2,528
Undergraduate enrollment1,752
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment90
Graduate enrollment776
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 23%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 15%
Part-time: 85%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 53%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 21%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants5,8712,2283,643
Percent admitted59%58%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%17%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading440550
SAT Math440550
ACT Composite1926
ACT English2026
ACT Math1825
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 65%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 50%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 32%
6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 40%
Female: 51%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 36%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-1---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-3---
Environmental Biology-1---
Category total-12---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Finance-0---
Business Administration and Management, General-33d36d--
Business/Managerial Economics-4---
Finance, General-0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0---
Management Information Systems, General-0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-2---
Organizational Leadership-1d---
Small Business Administration/Management-0---
Category total-54d36d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-4---
Public Relations/Image Management-0---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other-0---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-6---
Category total-14---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-2---
Computer Science-0---
Category total-2---
Art Teacher Education-0---
Biology Teacher Education-3---
Business Teacher Education-0---
Chemistry Teacher Education-1---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--0--
Curriculum and Instruction--0d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-20--
Education, General-0---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--1d--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--0d1d-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--5d--
Elementary Education and Teaching-101--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-5---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-1---
French Language Teacher Education-0---
History Teacher Education-2---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-30--
Mathematics Teacher Education-2---
Music Teacher Education-8---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-4---
Psychology Teacher Education-0---
Reading Teacher Education--6d--
Secondary Education and Teaching--1--
Spanish Language Teacher Education-0---
Special Education and Teaching, General-33--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-1---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-026--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--2--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--18--
Category total-4563d1d-
Engineering, Other-0---
Category total-0---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-3---
English Language and Literature, General-2---
Category total-5---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development-3---
Consumer Economics-0---
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management-3---
Consumer Services and Advocacy-2---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-5---
Housing and Human Environments, General-1---
Category total-14---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics-0---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-0---
French Language and Literature-0---
Spanish Language and Literature-0---
Category total-0---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-0---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--16--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-19---
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-0---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--11--
Nursing Administration0-0-6
Nursing Education--0--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-42d---
Category total061d27-6
History, General-4---
Category total-4---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-0---
Category total-1---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-3---
Category total-3---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-5---
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-13---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies-0---
Category total-18---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-0---
Religion/Religious Studies-13---
Category total-15---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-0---
Chemistry, Other-0---
Physics, General-0---
Physics, Other-3---
Category total-3---
Counseling Psychology--0--
Psychology, General-8---
Psychology, Other-100--
Category total-180--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy--1d--
Human Services, General-8---
Category total-81d--
Social Sciences
Economics, Other-0---
International Economics-0---
Political Science and Government, General-4---
Social Sciences, Other-0---
Category total-9---
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-0---
Theology/Theological Studies--0--
Category total000--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-1---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-4---
Graphic Design-6---
Keyboard Instruments-0---
Music Performance, General-3---
Music Theory and Composition-0---
Music, General-4---
Voice and Opera-2---
Category total-22---
Grand total030812716
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 32
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,025
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,123
Full-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined4940
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1927 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics5/1/1975 - 10/12/2006Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/12/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/22/2000 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1992 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1963 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1964 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations434
Liquor law violations534
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations332
Liquor law violations532
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible02
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault200
Motor vehicle theft020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible02
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate8.4%9.3%10.3%
Number in default495668
Number in repayment578597658
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)