Drone Photography of Milligan's Seeger Chapel and Sutton Hall

About Milligan

Milligan is a Christ-centered liberal arts university in Johnson City, Tennessee, boasting a close-knit community, 355-acre picturesque campus, and over 100 majors, minors and other degree offerings.

For over 150 years, Milligan has educated men and women to lead and to serve. Our commitment to Christ-centered liberal arts education has led Milligan to become a growing, well-respected liberal arts institution. Because of our emphasis on scholarship, community, and faith, students come from all over the world to experience our distinctively different approach to higher education.

Consistently recognized for quality and value, Milligan is ranked at No. 15 among “Best Regional Universities” in the South by U.S. News and World Report and at No. 7 among “Best Value Schools.”

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Mission & History

The Milligan Difference

It’s not just our Christian focus or our close-knit community. It’s not our nationally recognized academic value or our idyllic location. It’s not our extracurriculars or our passion for service. It’s all of these, and more.

An Ideal Location

You get the best of both worlds at Milligan. Our picturesque campus is located in beautiful northeastern Tennessee, within minutes of restaurants, shopping and cultural activities, as well as plenty of outdoor adventures like hiking, skiing, and more.
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Academic Recognition

Consistently recognized for quality and value, Milligan has been recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional universities in the South for quality and value.
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Clubs & Organizations

With more than 40 social, service, honorary, professional, and campus life organizations on campus, there is something for everyone.
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An Athletic Powerhouse

Milligan has 31 intercollegiate sports and in the past 10 years, has won 50 conference titles and made 60 NAIA tournament appearances.
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Services & Missions

Students are involved in a variety of service projects and mission work throughout the world.
Faith & Service
President and First Lady Bill and Edwina Greer in front of Milligan University's Little Hartland Welcome Center.


Additional Information

Milligan is a flourishing liberal arts institution with a distinctively different approach to higher education. Few institutions share Milligan’s conviction to mold both mind and spirit to develop Christian leaders to change lives and shape culture.

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