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Campus & Student Life at Carson - Newman University

Home to about 1,722 undergraduates in 2020, Carson - Newman is a small, private university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Carson - Newman offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Carson - Newman can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Carson - Newman Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Carson - Newman University is Affiliated With the Baptist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Baptist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Baptist Colleges and Universities.

Carson - Newman Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at Carson - Newman. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Carson - Newman Disability Services.

Carson - Newman for the Military

While not a "service academy", Carson - Newman does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Carson - Newman Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Carson - Newman for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Carson - Newman University

Carson - Newman offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Carson - Newman University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Carson - Newman University

Carson - Newman has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,722 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,592 (92.5%). Part-time attendance was 130 (7.5%).


Carson - Newman University is Ranked #1,445 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Carson - Newman is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Carson - Newman #1445 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Carson - Newman University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Carson - Newman by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Carson - Newman Diversity Guide.

Carson - Newman University Competes in the NCAA

Carson - Newman has a total of 468 student athletes, 348 men and 120 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$4,874,518
Total Expenses (all teams)$4,554,228

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Carson - Newman University Athletics

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