About Hiwassee College
Located in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains, only forty miles from Knoxville and ten miles from U.S. Interstate 40, Madisonville, Tennessee is home to Christian-based Hiwassee College. Madisonville is a small town, with a population of approximately 4,000. The city has a lively visual arts community, featuring a number of galleries and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Knoxville lives up to its musical heritage each night at the many nightclubs in the historic Old City and Market Square areas, and live music every weekday at One Vision Plaza in downtown Knoxville. Free outdoor concerts and movies keep Market Square hopping in spring, summer, and fall. Throughout the city and area visitors can find specialty shops and super-stores, open-air markets and intimate galleries. Dining options are plentiful. Savor the flavors of classic Southern cooking or world cuisines ¡V from the Bohemian to the upscale ¡V at more than 600 restaurants. Relax with friends and family at one of the downtown pubs and coffee shops.
Hiwassee College was organized in 1849 by area Methodist leaders. The college name comes from the Cherokee Indian word that means "meadow place at the foot of the hills." It is the oldest private two-year institution in the State of Tennessee. The campus of eighteen buildings is situated on sixty acres of land. The college's first graduate, David McKendree Key, went on to become the Postmaster General under President Rutherford B. Hayes and a Federal Judge of East Tennessee. More recent graduates have pursued successful careers in law. one was a prime minister of the country of Jordan, another is a retired president of American BMW operations. Hiwassee College is associated with the Holston Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. They offer students a holistic approach to learning and are committed to quality student-centered teaching. The student/faculty ratio at Hiwassee is a remarkable 13.5 to one.
Hiwassee College offers the AS in Computer Information Systems.The program has a rapidly changing curriculum due to advances in hardware and software technology. During the 2007-08 academic year courses included foundations of information technology, desktop publishing, C programming, World Wide Web design, and special topics.
Academic, career, and personal counseling are available to students at no charge. Eighty percent of the student body receives one or more forms of financial assistance in the form of Federal, state, church, and institutional scholarships. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the financial aid office to learn more about their options and important deadlines.
Hiwassee College is accredited by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church and the Tennessee State Department of Education.