2017 Progress Edition
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Tusculum College – The Pioneer Experience
The Pioneer Experience is INNOVATIVE. Tusculum College provides students with learning opportunities that encourage forward thinking and intellectual growth. Engagement is the real difference in a Tusculum education. Tusculum knows that there is more to becoming a successful individual than what happens inside the classroom. Last year, Tusculum had over 2,500 community-wide participants in service-oriented activities. Tusculum is committed to engaging students individually and encouraging them to achieve their goals and grow into well-rounded citizens poised for lifelong success.
As Tennessee’s first college, Tusculum was established in 1794 to develop citizens distinguished by academic excellence, public service, and high moral character. Tusculum's mission is to provide a liberal arts education in a Judeo-Christian and civic arts environment with pathways for career preparation, personal development, and civic engagement.
Tusculum’s innovative and pioneering roots remain strong, focusing on workforce development and education needs of the economic future. The Ronald H. and Verna June Meen Center for Science and Mathematics opened January 2017, offering students approximately 100,000 square feet of state of the art learning facilities including wings for biology, chemistry, mathematics, nursing, computer science and environmental science. The Meen Center represents Tusculum’s continuing commitment to offering students an education that prepares them to succeed.
The Pioneer Experience is CONNECTED. At Tusculum, you’ll find a rich campus life where you’ll create lasting relationships and be supported by a community invested in your success. Tusculum's campus is in proximity to all the beauty the Smoky Mountains have to offer and a multitude of regional attractions in nearby Asheville, Knoxville, Sevierville and Johnson City. With 18 NCAA Division II athletic programs, a variety of intramural sports and over 30 student organizations, there’s always something exciting happening on campus.
In 1984, the college created the Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program to combine the values and ideals of its founders with the needs of today’s busy working adult learner. The GPS program is uniquely focused and practical, enabling graduates to obtain the degrees they need to succeed professionally and personally while continuing to work full-time and maintain active personal lives.
Our Graduate and Professional Studies students have the opportunity to study at either our main campus in Greeneville or our other campuses in Knoxville and Morristown, as well as pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree through one of the several fully online programs.
The Pioneer Experience is A WORTHY INVESTMENT. In a recent ranking of American colleges and universities, titled “The Value of University,” The Economist ranked Tusculum College 7th in the state of Tennessee. Tusculum is listed among the Best Regional Universities in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges ranking.
Our uniquely focused 8-week block calendar gives you the flexibility to personalize your schedule, allowing you to create your custom road map to graduation. Even affording the opportunity for an energetic student in one of our Traditional programs to graduate in as few as three years, or a master’s degree seeking working adult to achieve their master’s degree in as few as 12 months through one of our Graduate and Professional Studies programs!
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