Hiwassee College

225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, TN

Campus image of Hiwassee College

Hiwassee College, located in Madisonville, Tennessee, grew out of Tullagalla Academy, a boy's school founded by Methodists in 1826. Within 20 years the school had exceeded its capacity, changing locations. The location change also brought about a change of direction, and Hiwassee College was born.

Hiwassee was taken from the Cherokee word “ayuwasi”, meaning the meadow in which the land sinks, reflecting the institution's location in the smoky mountains. Though founded by Methodists, the school is non denominational. Over the Years Hiwassee has offered varying levels of education and degrees, though currently the school only offers associate and bachelor's degrees.


Hiwassee College provides a supportive learning environment in order to promote success either in continuing education or vocation. The school offers associate and bachelor programs and most of its associate degree seeking students continue their education o obtain a bachelor's. Though the school's program offerings are limited, the school emphasizes the quality of education provided not the quantity.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Hiwassee College can complete the online application or contact the school to receive additional information. Additionally, open houses are occasionally held at the campus inviting prospective students to visit. Students interested in procuring financial aid should contact the financial aid office to explore options.


The Hiwassee Tigers participate in the NCCAA.

Athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Hiwassee College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Hiwassee College has a total student population of about 280, where graduate students make up roughly 37% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $15,000-$18,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $620 to $750 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$11,175
Receiving Student Loans65%$6,374
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Hiwassee College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Hiwassee College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 8%.

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2013)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Hiwassee College is a Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCCAA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Hiwassee College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Security and Protective Services

Theology and Religious Vocations

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Hiwassee College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map