Tusculum University

Location Tusculum
Established 1794
Famous For Pioneers of Education in the State


Tusculum University is a private educational institution with its main campus in Tusculum, Tennessee. The Presbyterian university was established in 1794, and it was the first university in Tennessee. In addition to the main campus, the institution also runs a regional centre for Adult and Online Studies in Knoxville, Morristown. Tusculum University is majorly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The university offers associate, undergraduate and graduate programs both traditionally on campus and through online modules. The major fields of study at the university include computer science, criminal justice, biology, business administration, chemistry, art & design, and mathematics, among others.

Services for International Students

Tusculum University provides various resources and services needed by students to excel in their academic journeys. These include specific departments offering Health Services, Career Services, Student Support Services, and others like Wellness Center and Housing Office.


  • 67th in the Regional Universities South by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 49th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 39th in the Best Value Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings


The university offers housing options to students on campus through Katherine Hall, Haynes Hall, Charles Oliver Gray Complex, Welty-Craig Hall and other apartments. All the residence halls provide traditional room amenities and common areas for students to spend their leisure time. The apartments offer some other amenities as well for the students to settle and study during their senior years.

About Location

The city of Tusculum is located in Greene County, Tennessee. Tusculum is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, giving students a chance to go hiking, camping and fishing to refresh their minds. The city is also home to several historical sites, including the Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library. Students can enjoy a host of events and festivals that are held throughout the year, such as the Greene County Fair and the Pioneer Day Celebration.

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