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60 Shiloh Rd, Tusculum, TN 37745, United States

Location info of Tusculum University

  • Situated against eastern Tennessee’s Appalachian Mountains in the town of Greeneville, Tusculum University offers a study in the USA experience with plenty of outdoor recreation, small-town charm, delicious Southern cuisine, and friendly locals.
  • Located in Greeneville, Tennessee, Tusculum lies in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Founded in 1783, Greeneville is Tennessee’s second oldest town and is located in one of the largest counties in the state. Greeneville offers the lifestyle and amenities of much larger towns while maintaining a small-town ambiance.

Top Reasons to Study in Tusculum University

Learning by doing

Our emphasis on community gives students a personalized education with an emphasis on experiential learning and regular interactions with faculty and staff, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Pioneer ready

PIONEER READY, Tusculum’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) initiative, connects and strengthens efforts to improve students’ career readiness. Being PIONEER READY not only applies to students, it extends to all members of the Tusculum community.

Living our mission

Tusculum University seeks to instill in its graduates a sense of the world in which they live and to develop skills to make sound decisions that are based on the common good

University details

About Tusculum University

Founded in 1794, Tusculum University is the first institution of higher education in Tennessee, the 28th oldest in the nation, and the first coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

At Tusculum, you will be challenged to innovate, engage, experiment, and persevere as you discover your own purpose. Along your path, you will be encouraged, empowered, supported, and inspired

Career at Tusculum University

We prepare graduates that are career ready. Tusculum graduates become better equipped to meet the demands of a 21st century workforce, have a better understanding of their careers, are able to collaborate effectively, and exhibit positive

  • Career events
  • Career exploration – major to job
  • Resume & interview preparation
  • Resources for your career search
  • Checklist for successful careers (year by year)

Campus life

If you’re seeking a smaller university away from urban stress and suburban sameness, Tusculum University is the right size and in the right place.

A small campus like ours encourages you to be who you are and to try new things, knowing you’ll never be lost in the crowd.

Tusculum’s inviting campus, with its historic red-brick buildings, is set perfectly near the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Greeneville, Tennessee, near whitewater rafting, hiking, skiing and rock climbing.

On campus, you can join a campus club or even start your own! Enjoy Pioneer sports, with championship varsity teams and some of the best NCAA Division II athletic facilities in the country. Broaden your cultural horizons by participating in or attending one of our many events and shows staged by Tusculum Arts Outreach.

Ranking & Accreditation of Tusculum University

  • #49 in Top Performers on Social Mobility – South (tie) U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • #67 in Regional Universities – South (tie) U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • Tusculum University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Programs in Tusculum University’s College of Business are accredited by ACBSP.
  • Tusculum University’s teacher education programs are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education for licensure in Tennessee.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) have received full approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing for licensure in Tennessee.

Student Accommodation at Tusculum University

  • Housing: $5,642
  • Dining: $4,000
  • Other: $7,872

Programs at Tusculum University


  1. Accounting*
  2. Economics
  3. Entrepreneurship*
  4. General*
  5. Information Technology
  6. Management*
  7. Marketing
  8. Sport Management
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  1. Business Administration, (MBA)*

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  1. Appalachian Environmental Studies
  2. Museum Studies
  3. Studio Art
  4. Visual Communication Design
  5. Arts Outreach Administration
  6. Theatre
  7. Criminal Justice: Forensic Investigation
  8. Criminal Justice: Practitioner Applications
  9. Creative Writing
  10. English Education 6-12
  11. Literature
  12. Historic Tourism
  13. History: Museum Studies
  14. Religion
  15. Political Science: Government Education 6-12
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  1. History Education 6-12
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies
  3. Elementary Education K-5
  4. Mathematics Education 6-10
  5. Mathematics Education 6-12
  6. Special Education
  7. Sport Science
  8. Sport Science Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
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  1. Biology: Dental
  2. Biology: Pre-Medical
  3. Biology: Veterinary
  4. Chemistry: Pre-Pharmacy
  5. Computer Science
  6. Environmental Science
  7. Mathematics
  8. Psychology: Behavioral Health
  9. Psychology: General-Experimental
  10. Psychology: Industrial Organizational
  11. Psychology: Neuroscience
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