Carson-Newman is a growing Christian liberal arts university located in East Tennessee, recognized as one of the best value schools in the region.
Carson-Newman University is featured on the third season of the acclaimed TV series The College Tour. The full episode is now streaming on The College Tour website, Apple TV, Roku and more! The episode will also debut on Amazon Prime in February 2022.

About Carson-Newman

Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts university located in East Tennessee, recognized as one of the best value schools in the region. Here students are encouraged to grow in their faith and explore their calling. We have a strong commitment to local and international service, following the example Jesus set.

Our faith. Our foundation.

Challenging academic programs, competitive NCAA athletics, student clubs and activities. At Carson-Newman, we work hard, compete fiercely and prepare students for a variety of career fields all centered around an unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.

As a liberal arts university, we take a comprehensive approach to your college experience. Whether you are an undergraduate, adult or graduate student, we want your college experience to shape your academic, spiritual and personal growth. That’s why our excellent faculty take time to teach and to build relationships with students. Our approach to a liberal arts education is focused on helping you identify and further your calling—who did God create you to be? You’ll learn to ask questions, discover what motivates you and grow in character.


35 mins to Knoxville, 40 mins to Great Smoky Mountains

opportunities on six continents

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like laser tag, Movie-on-the-Lawn, BubbleBall, theatre productions, concerts, parties and athletic events.

in the Smokies give students a chance to hang out with faculty and staff.

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As the 23rd president of Carson-Newman, Dr. Charles A. Fowler is no stranger to Christian higher education. Dr. Fowler, former senior pastor of Germantown Baptist Church, has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and university administration. His heart is dedicated to Christian education and the development of servant leaders.

The President Administration Board of Trustees


Our 150-acre campus is just 30 minutes away from downtown Knoxville, the world-acclaimed Dollywood Amusement Park and located in the foothills the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are just minutes away from all East Tennessee has to offer.