Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,601
Graduate Enrollment: 1,140
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Baptist

Campus Details

Suburb: Small (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population less than 100,000)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 78.87%

Male/Female: 44% / 56% (2017)

First generation college students: 34.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.0% (2010)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,112
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 955 - 1135

2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 72.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 50.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 32.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 22.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 72.3%
Black: 9.2%
Hispanic: 6.1%
Asian: 1.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.7%
Non-resident alien: 4.6%
Unknown race: 2.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $41,410
In-State tuition: $31,320
Out-of-State tuition: $31,320

Estimated books and supplies: $1,600 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,474 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,122 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,664 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,122 (2022)

Average Family Income: $62,721 (2017)
Median Family Income: $47,177 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 43.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 55.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $228 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $16,063
$30k-48k $12,947
$48k-75k $16,993
$75k-110k $21,083
$110k+ $22,450

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 49%
6-year graduation rate: 57%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.9% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $5,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 67.9% (2015)
@3 year 77.1% (2017)
@5 year 82.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 47.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 48.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $37,188 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $42,404 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 69 $307 $44,451 ($3,704) $47,782 ($3,982)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 23 $20,235 $204 $28,051 ($2,338) $30,963 ($2,580)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 2
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 1
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 50 $276 $53,257 ($4,438) $58,229 ($4,852)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 45 $466 $65,506 ($5,459)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 48
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 8 $19,398 $204
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 9
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 13 $44,268 ($3,689)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 23 $26,500 $281 $40,317 ($3,360)
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. 2
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 20 $25,250 $266 $20,049 ($1,671)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, Other. 8 $47,032 ($3,919)
Master's Degree Psychology, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Human Services, General. 11 $25,562 $201 $39,213 ($3,268)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 11
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Music. 9 $34,989 ($2,916)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 15 $37,825 ($3,152) $41,638 ($3,470)
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 50 $25,000 $244 $49,312 ($4,109) $61,785 ($5,149)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 16 $469 $83,834 ($6,986) $93,641 ($7,803)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 54 $22,477 $228 $40,239 ($3,353) $46,187 ($3,849)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 68 $206 $57,331 ($4,778) $59,247 ($4,937)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 20 $23,250 $233 $55,010 ($4,584)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree History. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 30 $25,075 $264 $36,120 ($3,010) $41,880 ($3,490)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 24 $217 $46,542 ($3,879) $55,903 ($4,659)
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 19 $41,733 ($3,478)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 3
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 2
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 26 $12,000 $127
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 23 $23,749 $232
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 16
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 6
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 37 $25,625 $265 $24,269 ($2,022)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $55,575
Full time faculty: 54%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $61,739,751 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $71,080,042 (2022)