Tusculum College in Greeneville

Greeneville, TN

(Rating 3.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Tusculum College offers 81-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 72%. The most popular test is SAT - 27% of students submitted it in comparison to 77% of students who submitted ACT. 44.5% are women, and 55.5% are men. 1% percents of international students. Tusculum College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Tusculum College is 17710$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $27790 and $36290 per year. 35% of full-time Tusculum College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,700, 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 Tusculum College 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).


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,915
$30,001 - $48,000$17,250
$48,001 - $75,000$18,100
$75,001 - $110,000$20,661

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: 8500


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    1469 of Tusculum College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Tusculum College number 26 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Tennessee.

    Students at Tusculum College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending


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

    Students services


    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

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services


    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 Tusculum College.

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

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

    Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

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

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

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    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


    Tusculum College graduation rate is below the national average.

    35% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Tusculum College 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 a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider 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 educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    7 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

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


      In comparison to National Average

      Tusculum College acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 3% only.


      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 Tusculum College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 4% only.


      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.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Tusculum College full-time retention rate is 59% 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 Tusculum College students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      828 - 1036

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 398 - 493
      Math: 430 - 543
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Tusculum College students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      18 - 23

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 16 - 23
      Math: 17 - 23
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

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      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Tusculum College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 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



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Tusculum College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Tusculum College 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 60 Shiloh Road address in Greeneville, Tennessee.


      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 Tusculum College with 2.4% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Tusculum College offers 81 programs in total: 72 are for Bachelor's degree and 9 are Master's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 187 universities in Tennessee state. Tusculum College is one of the few institutions in Tennessee that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 6 distance learning programs that are provided in the Tusculum College: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

      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.


      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.


      Tusculum College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1771 students with 53137 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 157 with 3756 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Tusculum College

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Kind staff with a great and beautiful campus. Would highly recommend this University!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      If you actually care about yourself do not come here this is the worst college ever. I am very honest dude and if it was amazing I would say it. The buildings here are old,the food is disgusting and it is a whole bunch of,ignorant low lives here. Literally have people who smokes and loud all day and night like 3 and 4 in the morning. You let peoole know and the RA do not do anything. I am,only here because of my sport and I am out of here immediately if you are from the city do not come here just being honest way to rural,and red neck. Nothing goes on campus everything about this place sucks the sports program are some what the only thing that is keeping tusculum safe. I absolutely hate it here lol the worst decision of my life. Please kids follow your dreams and go,to hbcu or a college in the city that is best for you do,not go chasing money that is the worst you can do. Majority of the professors suck as well. People,pay way to,much money for this crappy school people who say Tusculum is good are either staff or payed to do so. They trick you on it being a good school Tusculum they are very good with words and help to sell you in. Do not fall for it. I really do,not see how this school is even open. Just a bunch of country people who do not plan on doing much with their lives.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      If you are thinking of attending Tusculum you should. It's a great school. I'm a parent of a student there. They go above and beyond for the students. Especially in emergencies. My daughter donated blood and when she went to eat dinner she passed out. Because she didn't eat properly before. She had a gash that needed stitches. She went to the hospital and someone from student affairs and a teacher went to the hospital and stayed with her then took her to the pharmacy and back to her dorm. I want to thank them for doing this. I was pacing around waiting to know how bad it was and ready to make the trip if needed.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I am rating Tusculum University 4 out of 5 stars because my experience has been great and there is room to continue to improve the student experience and activities on campus. Tusculum University has been my home going on five years now (Arrived Fall 2012) as I came from Minnesota and a small town of less than 3,000 people to play collegiate golf. I studied Sport Management in my Undergrad and was proactive during my time as a student-athlete while balancing playing a sport and my studies. This led to my current position as a Graduate Assistant for the Athletic Department. I am close to finishing my Masters and recently committed to continue working with the Athletic Department going into next year. I can not thank Tusculum enough for the experience I have had thus far and treating me like family. Your experience at Tusculum is going to be what you make it. How active do YOU want to be and what do YOU want to get out of your time at Tusculum. Student Activities are spread out throughout the year and campus life activities such as intramural's are limited but there are people on campus that will help students make activities come to life. Food is exceptional as I have communicated with transfer students who say that it was an upgrade from their previous school. I personally felt that over the past five years the cafeteria has drastically improved with a good salad bar everyday, a consistent sandwich line and then a variety of different entrees each day AND it is ALL YOU CAN EAT.. Some days are better than others, but you have consistency in case you do not like the entree choices. Dorm Facilities have a range of comfort, from communal style to apartment style. It is quite obvious that some living conditions will be better than others, however, it is what you make it and what your expectation is. If you have a question on housing or food, you can ask your tour representative for a look inside or for a taste in the cafeteria. Communication was also important in my time with Tusculum. If you need something done, communicate, ask and do not expect it will just happen. The best experiences I had where during my travel and practice with my team but also when I started to become more active on campus and volunteer to help with the things I enjoy most. The worst experiences I have herd from fellow students is mostly due to the fact that they are not looking at the problem from both sides. I had the same issues but when I dug deeper and tried to understand why something is the way it is here, good or bad, I had more and more respect for the process and then wanted to know how I could help make it better from a students prospective. Your experience is going to be what you make it and how positive and proactive you will be. Tusculum has been a home away from home.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      As a person who has spent time at several small institutions (whether as a student, an employee, or somewhere in between), I can honestly say that Tusculum College exudes all of the best aspects of small town college life. Need to make a late night Cook Out run? No problem. Want to join a club on campus and meet people with common interests? No problem. Need a great cup of coffee to start your day that's merely walking distance from the dorms? No problem. Want to explore entertainment venues, shopping areas, and amusement sites without driving for hours and hours to do so? No problem. Need a small professor to student ratio for a better educational experience? No problem. Want to experience a college football tailgate and paint up for the big game? Again, no problem. Surely, by now, you get the idea. Tusculum College has everything you need and more to have a one-of-a-kind college experience.While having "everything" you may need for a great college experience is important, I can attest that it's the people at Tusculum that will make ensure the experience is worthwhile. For those who haven't had a positive experience, you didn't give it a fair shake. For every disgruntled student, there are 10 others who loved their professors. For every athlete that left or quit, there are 10 others who stuck it out and will return to participate in alumni games. For every person who stayed in their dorm room and passed on their friends' plans for the day, there are 10 others who made the most of their time at Tusculum, doing anything and everything and trying not to miss a single thing. At Tusculum College, they suggest that you "pioneer" your future. It's a verb...act on it. And as always, Pioneer Up!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 60 Shiloh Road


      Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +4236367300

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: tusculum.edu

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