Carson-Newman online education program ranked No. 2 in Tennessee

Nursing program ranks No. 3 in state

Emma Denton, a Carson-Newman education major from Knoxville, talks with Dr. Kim Hawkins, dean of C-N’s School of Education and Counseling. The University’s online graduate education program was named No. 2 in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report.

Carson-Newman University’s online graduate education program is the No. 2 in the state according to U.S. News & World Report. Released today, the ranking also places the program in the top slot among Tennessee’s private institutions.

Additionally, Carson-Newman’s nursing program garnered the No.3 spot in the state in the category “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.”

“We are always pleased when others note the quality and value of a Carson-Newman education,” said University President Charles A. Fowler. “We are committed to ensuring our mission permeates every aspect of what we do — whether that is in-person or online. Our faculty are driven to provide the same excellence in our online programs as we provide in our courses on campus. To us, the educational experience of our students is paramount.”

The publication’s ranking methodology includes the areas of engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials, student excellence, and student services and technologies.

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The institution’s website is