Tusculum College in Greeneville

Greeneville, TN

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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 undergraduate students 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 offering 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 an extensive number of students. This index 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 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 keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included 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

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the 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 offered 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 require on-campus meetings. 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:

      Orson Scott Card gave a lecture at Tusculum University on how to write a novel. It was an amazing lecture and I think it is wonderful that Tusculum was able to get such a renowned author to give a lecture there. Card answered questions and even signed books afterwards.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Once in a lifetime opportunity. Take life seriously. Give back to your community.

      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 graduated from TC last year and really enjoyed my time going to school there. It was always really nice to walk to class and have the pretty mountains on the horizon. I played Volleyball and was a part of Student Government for a few years, which helped me make new friends, since it is a pretty small college. I will be a Pioneer for life!!!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      One of the most beautiful small campuses in the Southeastern portion of the United States. Faculty, Staff, and Coaches are really helpful and most know you by name. I would recommend anyone looking for a high-quality Private school education to consider Tusculum.

      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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