Established in 1794 and a pioneer in opportunities for women and minorities. True to our Presbyterian roots, we strive to develop citizens distinguished by academic excellence, public service and high moral character.

Our Mission

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.

Our Students

885 undergraduates from 36 states and 19 countries. Ready to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Costs & Financial Aid

Tusculum is one of the lowest-cost private colleges in the country. The cost of 2018-2019 tuition, room and board is between $34,050 – $34,750. Financial Aid can reduce that figure significantly. Approximately 97% of residential students receive some form of financial aid.


One for every 16 students, with an average class size of 14. At Tusculum, you’ll find creative teachers and dedicated mentors.


Contributing in business, education, health, ministry and more. 95% say that Tusculum College prepared them well for their current job or graduate studies.


Research and scholarly work are also encouraged at Tusculum. Encouraging undergraduate research explains why all of our alumni who have reported applying to graduate school have been accepted.

Service Projects

From mentoring at-risk youth to missionary work in India. Part of the curriculum and part of life.

Engaged Calendar

Tusculum’s Engaged Calendar represents our commitment to listening to and to responding to our student’s needs by providing increased learning opportunities.

The comfort of the South

A wonderful and comfortable climate. Friendly people in a small community, along with shopping, restaurants and culture. A safe, beautiful campus.

Mountains, rivers and more

In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Greeneville, Tennessee, near whitewater rafting, hiking, skiing and more. Knoxville and Asheville, NC are just an hour away, so you have the best of both worlds: rolling hills and mountain views coupled with the excitement of city life.

Our classrooms

Museums, physical therapy clinics, professional and scholarly conferences. Maybe even a trip to Europe!

Honors and leadership

An Honors Program, a national service scholarship, Bonner Leaders Program, the Center for Civic Advancement and the Religious Life Center.

Living on Campus

As important as what you learn in class. Lifelong friendships. Traditional residence halls and apartments, co-ed and single sex, plus theme housing. The best of the new (cable TV, Internet and more) on a beautiful 140-acre historic campus.


Very convenient with our focused calendar. The networking and experience open real career possibilities.