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Carson-Newman University’s Online Education Program Ranked No. 1 in Tennessee

(JEFFERSON CITY, TN) Jan. 26, 2021 – According to U.S. News & World Report, the online graduate education program at Carson-Newman University is the best in the state.

Carson-Newman also continues as the state’s highest-ranked private school in the “Best Online MBA Program” category.

Carson-Newman’s online graduate education program is considered by the 2021 Best Online Programs, released today, as first in the state and #126 nation-wide.

According to University President Charles A. Fowler, “Our Carson-Newman graduates are often recognized as the best educators in the state, so this top ranking is just another excellent affirmation that our faculty are preparing students to fulfill their full potential.” He continues, “Our Christian faculty work to support our students spiritually, emotionally and academically so that they have the best possible experience as they obtain their degrees.”

The graduate education program at Carson-Newman University was designed with full-time, working educators in mind, ensuring students are able to take one course at a time in a user-friendly, online format.

Kim Hawkins, dean of Carson-Newman’s School of Education and Counseling, shared, “The goal is not to only meet course objectives but to improve student learning outcomes. When this goal is achieved, it is a huge win for everyone!”

Also noteworthy, Carson-Newman is named among the “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs” in U.S. News’ 2021 rankings. To achieve this ranking, the publication examines areas of engagement, faculty credentials, expert opinion, student services and technologies, and student excellence.

Carson-Newman, founded in 1851, is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Calling home as Jefferson City, Tennessee, along the Great Smoky Mountain foothills, Carson-Newman University has more than 2,900 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.