Milligan College

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PO Box 500

Milligan College, TN 37682

Phone: (423) 461-8700
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Milligan College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 957, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 181 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Milligan College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 8. Its tuition and fees are $27,915 (2013-14).

Milligan College is a Christian-affiliated college located in northeastern Tennessee. Students admitted to the college have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 majors and more than 40 different student clubs and organizations. More than 70 percent of the student body lives on campus, and every student is permitted to have a car on campus. Students who attend Milligan College are required to participate in the college's Spiritual Formation Program, which involves accumulating 150 credits by attending chapel, lectures, campus ministry programs, community service programs and other events during their undergraduate studies. Known as the Buffaloes, Milligan College's sports teams compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Students interested in outdoor activities are only steps away from many recreational opportunities in southern Appalachia, including boating, water skiing, snow skiing, white water rafting, fishing and hiking. Milligan College's athletic programs have won more than 40 conference titles and made more than 40 national tournament appearances during the past decade. Notable alumni of the college include former NBA head coach Del Harris and former U.S. Rep. David Davis.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee, educating men and women as Christian servant-leaders. A unique comprehensive Humanities program and strong core curriculum are complemented by specialized training in more than 25 majors and four master's degrees. The College's "Servant-Leader Experience" provides opportunities for student leadership development, career counseling services, internship opportunities, student scholarships, faculty development and mentoring, and interdisciplinary programs. Milligan graduates are serving in leadership positions around the globe and are often pursued by top graduate schools. To learn more, visit

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1866
Religious affiliation Christian Churches/Churches of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $17,385,826


When applying to Milligan College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Milligan College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.3%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Milligan College is 13:1, and the school has 70.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 58%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Milligan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 957, with a gender distribution of 37.3 percent male students and 62.7 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus. Milligan College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,164
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Milligan College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Milligan College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Milligan College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Milligan College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Milligan College, 83.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,610.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $27,915 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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