Tusculum College

The Oldest College in Tennessee


60 Shiloh Rd
Greeneville, TN 37743

Toll Free: 888-488-7285
Fax: 423-636-5087
Last Updated: March 16, 2017



About Tusculum College

Tusculum College provides a liberal arts education in a Judeo-Christian and civic arts environment.

VISION 20/20: The Next Decade of Educational Excellence

Very few institutions of higher education in the United States are privileged enough to face the question, "How do we actualize educational relevance and excellence into a third century?" The future of Tusculum College is fundamentally connected to history through core values embodied by her mission statement. Tusculum College remains true to the mission extolled by the founders to provide a liberal arts education in a Judeo-Christian and civic arts environment. Today, as in 1794, values such as integrity, responsibility and critical thinking are relevant and essential.


Founded in 1794 Founded in 1794, Tusculum College is the oldest college in Tennessee, the twenty-eighth oldest college in the nation, and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The wooded 140-acre Tusculum College campus has eight buildings and the Tusculum Arch that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Mindful of our Presbyterian heritage and commitment to the civic republican tradition, we seek to educate men and women to act morally, think reflectively, write and speak articulately and serve honorably. We strive to perpetuate the free societies of the world by teaching the tenets of the civic arts, including the role of not-for-profit service, the history and foundations of democratic governance and the fundamentals of a virtuous free enterprise system.


Located in Greeneville, Tennessee, Tusculum College lies in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The city of Greeneville and Greene County have a combined population of over 65,000. Tusculum also maintains offices in Knoxville, Tennessee, for its Graduate and Professional Studies Program, in addition to other class sites across East Tennessee.

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