Following a ten-year effort of five early East Tennessee Baptists, the school was established as Mossy Creek Missionary Baptist Seminary in 1851, the school began by holding classes in a local Baptist church. Within a few years the institution became Mossy Creek Baptist College and occupied its own buildings on the site of the present campus.
We offer 50 undergraduate majors, 11 graduate degrees and we’re a “Tennessee Promise”
school. Students study on campus, online and at our newest location – Pellissippi State Community College, Strawberry Plains.
The University offers vast study-abroad and mission opportunities, internships, thriving Honors and Eagle Scholars programs and a nationally recognized honors society. Carson-Newman offers rigorous preparation for professional and health professions, including dentistry, law, medicine, business and physical therapy.
The Office of Career Services seeks to provide all C-N students and alumni with assistance in all of your career development needs. From major and career exploration to assistance with resume and cover letter writing and mock interviews to preparation for post-undergraduate education, Career Services is here to help prepare our students and alumni for the opportunities that await them along their professional journeys.
Student Success is committed to student's academic success from their first research paper to their first job interview. The Student Success Center provides academic support and career counseling for all students including:
Student Success Classes
SNAP- Athletic Study Hall
Guidance with Projects and Research- Kelli Williams
The Carson-Newman Residence Life Program plays an essential role in the co-curricular education of students. The residential experience provides a variety of opportunities for the social and educational development of students. Students also have the ability to become involved in leadership positions within their residence halls.
The Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library provides services, resources, and facilities to support excellence in teaching, learning, and research for the University community.
The health clinic director, a registered nurse (RN), oversees the health clinic and works closely with a family nurse practitioner (FNP) to provide daily convenient appointments or telephone triage services.
Carson–Newman is a member of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) and fields 18 varsity teams in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II competition. Men's varsity sports at Carson-Newman are: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Track & Field. Women's sports are: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball. In the spring of 2015 the volleyball program expanded to include a beach volleyball program, being one of around 40 schools in the United States to offer the sport.
Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, Ed.D. and Ed.S. degrees.