Fast Facts - Milligan at a Glance

Council for Christian Colleges and UniversitiesAcademic Philosophy

Milligan offers students a Christian liberal arts education in a community of inquiry, responsibility, and caring. The liberal arts are taught from a perspective of God’s activity with humanity. The college’s core curriculum, with an interdisciplinary humanities program and Bible courses, educates students toward the world in an open and constructive way, to lead and to serve.


SACS: Milligan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan College.

NCATE: The education program at Milligan is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20036; 202-466-7496). This accreditation program covers initial teacher and advanced educator preparation programs.

ACOTE: The occupational therapy program at Milligan College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), a division of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220; 800-652-AOTA).

CCNE: The nursing program at Milligan College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Nationally Recognized

Milligan has been named one of the top ten colleges in the South numerous times by U.S. News & World Report and is consistently named to Washington Monthly's list of top 100 baccalaureate colleges. The College continues to be recognized for outstanding academics and its commitment to servant-leadership. View a full list of Milligan's accolades here.


Milligan competes in the NAIA Appalachian Athletic Conference in more than 20 intercollegiate sports. Over the last 10 years, Milligan has won more than 50 conference titles and has appeared in 60 national tournaments.

Men's Women's
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cheerleading
Cross Country Cross Country
Cycling Cycling
Golf Dance
Soccer Golf
Swimming Soccer
Tennis Softball
Track & Field
Volleyball Tennis
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Campus Ministry

As a Christian community, Milligan offers a nurturing environment where students are strengthened and encouraged in their spiritual growth. Opportunities include weekly chapel, a convocation program, vespers, volunteer service, and various Christian-based student organizations. Biblical truths are integrated into all classes. Students are active in many local churches.

Campus Visit

To schedule a campus visit, contact the Milligan College Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 210, Milligan College, Tennessee 37682; 800-262-8337 or 423-461-8730; or

Christ-Centered College

Milligan is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a group of 130 colleges and universities whose commitment to a Christ-centered life goes beyond a mere occasional reference to religious traditions. Milligan actively integrates high-quality academic programs with biblical faith and a service-oriented philosophy to prepare students for life’s journey.

Church Affiliation

Throughout its history Milligan College has maintained an active relationship with the Christian churches/churches of Christ. Committed to the restoration of New Testament Christianity and the unity of all believers, these congregations are a dynamic and growing fellowship. Given this commitment to Christian unity, students from various Christian traditions find Milligan a welcoming community.

Cost of Attendance

Milligan's cost is below the national average of four-year private institutions. Undergraduate costs for the 2013-14 academic year are: Tuition: $26,890 per year; Fees: $1,026 per year; Room and Board: $6,000 per year. The total cost for the year is $33,915.

There's a sticker price, and there's the price you actually pay. With nearly 100% of our students receiving financial aid, almost no one pays the full price. Visit the student financial services section for more information on the types of aid available.

Click here for degree completion and graduate programs tuition and fees.

Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Counseling (MSC), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Majors & Programs

The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.


More than 80% of Milligan's faculty have earned the highest degree in their field and many also have career-based experience. They are respected and caring Christian scholars who are committed to scholarship, excellence in teaching, and the faith development of their students.

Financial Aid

Approximately 98 percent of Milligan students receive financial aid of some kind, including both academic scholarships and need-based grants. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 800-447-4880.


Milligan’s 195-acre picturesque campus is located in northeastern Tennessee, minutes from Elizabethton and Johnson City in the dynamic Tri-Cities region. Click here for directions to campus.

Residence Life

More than 70 percent of our traditional students live on campus in one of eleven residence halls or student apartments. This is where much of the community life and social involvement on campus occurs. Read more about our residence halls.

Student Body

Our 1,200 students come from more than 35 states and 15 nations, so you’ll find students with similar interests as yourself, as well as those of different cultures and viewpoints.

Student-Faculty Ratio

A low student-faculty ratio of 13:1 offers personal attention and class sizes that typically range from 10-15 students.

Student Life

Milligan has an active student life and close-knit campus community. More than 40 social, service, honorary and professional organizations encourage servant leadership.


All residence hall rooms and on-campus apartments have high-speed Internet connections and private phone lines. Students also have access to computers in various labs and technology classrooms on campus.