Founded in 1794, Tusculum is the oldest institution of higher education in Tennessee, the twenty-eighth oldest in the nation, and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Tusculum University provides a comprehensive education in a Judeo-Christian environment, grounded in a civic, liberal, and medical arts curriculum with pathways for career preparation, personal development and civic engagement.
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 Adult and Online Studies programs for non-traditional learners.
Tusculum's unique Engaged Semester schedule enables you to pioneer your path to success. Classes meet twice weekly, leaving Wednesday open for civic involvement, service learning, and special programming. 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
Tusculum is a diverse community. We are pleased to have students from 34 U.S. states and 34 countries. Our student to faculty ratio of 15:1 means you will receive personal attention, providing a rich academic and social experience.
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.