About Milligan College
Milligan College, a Christian faith-based school, is located in Milligan College, Tennessee. The 181-acre campus is located minutes from the Tri-Cities area of Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. The college is about an hour's drive form Asheville, North Carolina, and less than two hours from Knoxville, TN. The region has a population of close to 500,000. The area's pastoral setting is a magnet for creative types, including visual artists. Art galleries are found all around the tri-city area, including the William King Regional Art Center in Abingdon, VA, the Haen Gallery in Asheville, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, in Kingsport, the Annual Virginia Highlands Festival of Fine Arts, and more. The area offers a diverse selection of dining options, many of which include live music and waterfront dining.
Milligan College was founded in 1866 with a mission to educate Christian leaders and the idea that Christian faith should be applied to every facet of life. The college has experienced substantial growth over the past five years, including construction of new buildings and renovations to existing buildings.
Milligan College Department of Communications offers the BA or BS in multimedia design. The program prepares students to demonstrate a practical knowledge of the area of expertise, knowledge of current research in the field, and the ability to demonstrate skills in computer applications relating to the specialization in multimedia design. Students have the option of participating in the semester-long, sixteen-credit hour Los Angeles Film Studies Program. The program allows students to study filmmaking in Los Angeles while doing specialization-appropriate internships in the entertainment industry.
Milligan College is committed to keeping college affordable for students. Almost ninety percent of Milligan students receive some form of merit and/or need-based financial aid. According to the college's website, in many cases the assistance is "substantial." Federal, state, and institutional grants, loans, and scholarships are available to qualified students. The financial aid department encourages prospective students to contact the college for more information and to apply early for aid. Enrolled students receive academic, career, and personal counseling at no additional charge.
Milligan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees.