Hiwassee College (HC), closely tied to the United Methodist Church, is located in Madisonville, Tennessee. The private liberal arts college offers both two- and four-year degrees; prospective students should note that two-year degrees are what has historically been offered at the school. It offers a faith-based education in a holistic setting.
HC’s foundations are linked to the 1826 opening of Tullagalla Academy, a boys’ school located nearby. This school itself, however, was founded in 1849, named after the Cherokee word “ayuwasi,” meaning meadow place at the foot of the hills.
Since its humble beginnings, HC has grown into a respected institution that is the choice of roughly 400 students each year. Its campus is comprised of 18 buildings set on 60 acres of land.
Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science. Areas of study offered are varied and include pastoral studies, liberal arts, music, equine science, forestry and business among others. Regardless of his or her chosen major, students are required to take certain basic core classes such as Mathematics, English and Religion.
This school is affiliated with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.