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

Building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit, Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire civic engagement, enrich personal lives, and equip career-ready professionals.

Our Students

1,388 undergraduates from 38 states and 33 countries. Ready to put their faith in action by making a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Costs & Financial Aid

Tusculum is one of the most affordable private universities in the country. The cost of 2020-2021 tuition is $25,350. 2020-2021 room and board costs range from $9,540 – $10,450. Financial Aid can reduce that figure significantly. Approximately 99% of residential students receive some form of financial aid.


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


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


Research and scholarly work are core components of Tusculum’s education. Encouraging undergraduate research has resulted in high acceptance rates for our alumni who have reported applying to graduate school.

Service Projects

Civic engagement and service to others are deeply rooted in our Presbyterian faith tradition. From mentoring at-risk youth to missionary work in India. Part of the curriculum and part of life.

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, science labs, 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. All on a beautiful 140-acre historic campus.


Experiential learning is an integral part of a Tusculum University education. The networking and experience offered through internships and other experiential learning opportunities open real career possibilities.

Still Curious?

Have a look at our online Travel Book constructed with your questions and needs in mind.