Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City

Jefferson City, TN

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Overview

Carson-Newman University offers 366-degree programs and 33 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 62%. The most popular test is SAT - 20% of students submitted it in comparison to 90% of students who submitted ACT. 41.5% are women, and 58.5% are men. 5% percents of international students. Carson-Newman University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Carson-Newman University is 13429$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $30288 and $37530 per year. 49% of full-time Carson-Newman University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Carson-Newman University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$13,429
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Carson-Newman University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,393
$30,001 - $48,000$10,924
$48,001 - $75,000$13,469
$75,001 - $110,000$15,900
$110,001+$19,572

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3930

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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28%

Types of financial aids

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1699 of Carson-Newman University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 97 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Carson-Newman University number 17 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

Students at Carson-Newman University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$36,300

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

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

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Carson-Newman University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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49%
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Carson-Newman University graduation rate is below the national average.

49% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Carson-Newman University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

12 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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62%

In comparison to National Average

Carson-Newman University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 7%.

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62%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Carson-Newman University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 6%.

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62%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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16%

Total

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16%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

65%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Carson-Newman University full-time retention rate is 65% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Carson-Newman University students submitting SAT scores

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20%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
880 - 1100

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 550
Math: 440 - 550
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Carson-Newman University students submitting ACT scores

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90%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 26
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Carson-Newman University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

13:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

137
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5%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Carson-Newman University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Carson-Newman University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Tennessee.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1646 S Russell Ave address in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Carson-Newman University with 0.93% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Carson-Newman University offers 366 programs in total: 285 are for Bachelor's degree, 69 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Carson-Newman University is one of the few institutions in Tennessee that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 33 distance education programs that are provided in the Carson-Newman University: 21 are for Master's degree, 9 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Tennessee state average data to help you compare.

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Carson-Newman University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1772 students with 53167 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 583 with 14000 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Carson-Newman University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Hello parents and or students researching this college. If you are wanting to be a science major I would suggest you pick another school because the Carson Newman male Science Professors are not encouraging what so ever. No only have I’ve been told that I should switch my career because out of all their students they have never had one seceed but I’ve also been told that if I think this year is hard I’ll never make it past if I pass. So I suggest you either look into another college with a science major. If you are looking for a college that is helpful to their students and good for confidence of any kind I’d highly recommend you not to come here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love Carson-Newman. In this review I’ll try to explain why, and address some false statements made in other reviews.Carson-Newman is a small, Christian school. It consists of around 1,800 undergraduates and over 500 graduates. I’d guess around 700-900 students live on campus. The size of the school and the great professor-student ratio help make this place feel like a family. I know many of my teachers on a first-name basis and have kept up with them post-graduation. Unlike a massive school, where you are just a number, at CN you feel appreciated and important. Professors generally want to see students succeed and stay at CN.To address some outright false claims made in other reviews:- Carson-Newman’s students body is not predominately female. One review claimed it’s 8-1, which is easily disproven. As of last semester it was just barely over 50-50, leaning towards women. I’d say the reason it seems like there are more women is that men are less involved in on campus organizations. This is not the fault of the organizations, but instead is because men don’t choose to apply (I’m not sure why).- Carson-Newman is not unkept. Campus improvements happen regularly and at a pace I’d expect from a private school. Just this summer many sidewalks were replaced and the men’s dorm had a new roof added. The school doesn’t get state money, so all income is through donations and tuition.- Carson-Newman did not let a sex offender live in a women’s dorm for years or months. A female resident of the college’s apartment style dorms (open air) allowed her boyfriend to move in (which is against the rules). CN was alerted after he updated his address to school grounds and he was immediately taken into custody and he female lost her room.- Carson-Newman’s network doesn’t suck. In fact, students get high internet speed and our IT manager is one of the most dedicated around. With some donations he recently began upgrading access points and all students get free access to Microsoft office.—In general, I think people who have bad experiences are more likely to review that place. I want to counter that with my wonderful experience because I know when people are looking for a college they look everywhere for info. I loved my time at CN. It wasn’t perfect, but no school is. Like anywhere, you have to make an effort to be involved, but if you choose to dive in, it will be an utterly amazing and rewarding time.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I can no longer recommend this school. I have gone to Carson-Newman for my full undergraduate and some of my Graduate program. There have been lots of much needed positive changes, but perhaps the most critical ones still needed are:1. Environment (broken roads, limited parking, sidewalks, aesthetics)2. Comfortable study environments. The library can be suffocating at times and it would be better to open a window than to suffer the uncontrollable heat and humidity. I've never had the dorms, but I know they aren't great from the stories I've heard.3. Thoughtfulness for commuters. It's so hard to attend any events because 90% of them are geared toward on-campus people. From orientation to events or the staff, you get a low-key sense that commuters are not as valued.4. Last I heard, there are 8 girls for every guy on campus on average. So much so, this school was once called the "Female Newman Academy" several years ago. There is a portrayal that guys are potential aggressors and females are potential victims. PLENTY of clubs/groups for girls, but programs for guys essentially do not exist unless you play sports. I've even had some professors be glaringly obvious with the amount of sexism they have towards males.5. I was bullied by a group of girls and my professor in one class simply because the girls didn't want a guy in their group and the professor is completely sexist. The school did nothing to help, nor did they believe my experience was valid. So basically if someone doesn't like you, enough claims behind your back will prevent you from passing a class. They even used the fact that I went to counseling for this against me. So if you're a guy, the odds are automatically against you. There is no "truth, beauty, and justice" at Carson-Newman.6. Everyone hates chapel, no that's not an exaggeration. You're required to get 10 CWL credits a semester and listen to some poor-quality sermons instead of going to your own church.7. You cannot transfer unless your balance is paid in full, which is how I got stuck here. They also raise the price of tuition $500 EVERY YEAR. TRY to get the HOPE scholarship by getting a 21 ACT score and 3.5 GPA your first semester, I would've gotten so much from trying a 3rd time. After that it's too late.8. The network is just plain awful. Email and websites go down in the middle of finals week, and are often spotty during the semester.9. If you transfer, most schools will only accept SOME credits from CNU, while this school is very picky. It wouldn't let this one guy graduate because he took World history at Walterstate, and not American history from CNU.10. There was a registered sex offender who lived in the girls' dorms for SIX YEARS and regularly used the school's buildings.11. If your car has any problems whatsoever, school security cannot do a thing to help. Locked keys, battery issues, flat tires, NOTHING.12. There is a reason that Carson-Newman's fasfa says there is a 70% transfer-out rate. In fact, most students transfer out within their first year of college here.My best friend transferred to Southeastern University in lakeland, FL and absolutely LOVED their school. I highly recommend them for a Christian school, the professors will even stop a class to pray for you. Once you're past 24, you'll never have another chance to live on campus again, so I recommend you go there instead of other colleges that treat you like "just another day at work."

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Professors are friendly and the actual quality of the education is adequate. I have not had any issues with my actual classes, but have had significant issues with the departments that manage the school. Communication within the staff as a whole is very poor and quite disorganized. Many times, people within the same office don't understand their own policies and place blame back on the student when something is unclear. If I could choose over again, I would not choose to continue my education here and would go with a public institution. I chose this school based on the online format and supposed ease of use, but the right hand doesn't seem to ever know what the left hand is doing. There are a lot of redundancies that still need to be worked out and fine tuned, and many times, they cannot explain why there are so many redundant policies and procedures within the graduate school to begin with, other than "this is just the way it is."

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Honestly the school and environment is not as special as it’s claimed to be. If you want a better student lifestyle as far as school spirit and education Carson Newman university is not the school. I have been attending the school for 3 years and nobody stays on campus. The food is disgusting and the lifestyle is depressing. The learning curriculum is not up to date at all it’s learning the same stuff every year.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1646 S Russell Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8654712000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: cn.edu

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