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If you want to know more about Carson - Newman University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Carson - Newman University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Carson - Newman University was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Carson - Newman is ranked #1,252 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Carson - Newman is also ranked #29 out of 42 schools in Tennessee.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Carson - Newman?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Carson - Newman University is a competitive 67%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to Carson - Newman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 460 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carson - Newman University  ( 480 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Carson - Newman University  ( 460 to 570 )
Carson - Newman received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Carson - Newman University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Carson - Newman University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Carson - Newman, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Carson - Newman University is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carson - Newman University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Carson - Newman University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Carson - Newman have a four-year graduation rate of 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Carson - Newman

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,774 undergraduates at Carson - Newman with 1,661 being full-time and 113 being part-time.

Carson - Newman Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Carson - Newman scored 52.43 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  52.43 out of 100
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How Much Does Carson - Newman University Cost?

The overall average net price of Carson - Newman is $18,906. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Carson - Newman

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,865 $17,783 $18,722 $21,925 $24,215

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Carson - Newman, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Carson - Newman, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $5,708 a year. That adds up to $22,832 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carson - Newman is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Carson - Newman Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Carson - Newman make about $36,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 10% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Carson - Newman University

Located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Carson - Newman University is a private not-for-profit institution. Carson - Newman is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Carson - Newman University

Contact details for Carson - Newman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone: 865-471-2000

Carson - Newman University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 74 majors graduated from Carson - Newman University. Of these students, 457 received undergraduate degrees and 333 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 54 $34,300
Nursing 50 $49,200
Health & Physical Education 37 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 30 $35,100
General Biology 23 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23 NA
Communication & Media Studies 23 NA
General Psychology 20 NA
Accounting 20 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Carson - Newman University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Carson - Newman

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,172 students took at least one online class at Carson - Newman University. This is an increase from the 1,132 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,172 454
2016-2017 1,132 378
2015-2016 1,057 540
2014-2015 1,037 428
2013-2014 818 304

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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