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Tusculum University, founded in 1794, is the first college in the state of Tennessee and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Tusculum provides a liberal arts education in a Judeo-Christian and civic arts environment with pathways for career preparation, personal development and civic engagement.

The University is committed to a Civic Arts heritage of integrity and development of strong citizenship qualities in a diverse student population. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Tusculum offers residential programs as well as Graduate and Professional Studies programs for adult learners.

Tusculum's unique block schedule enables you to Pioneer Your Own Path to success. Our 8-week block offers you the beneficial option of tailoring your schedule to fit your lifestyle. You will have opportunities to collaborate with classmates and professors, explore and test theories in a lab and even pursue your studies across the globe

Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains - in close proximity to Asheville, Knoxville, Sevierville and Johnson City - Tusculum offers students limitless recreation and entertainment options. With a multitude of regional attractions at your fingertips and a variety of student organizations and intramural sports in which to participate, there is always something fun to enjoy at Tusculum.

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