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Quick Facts

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We are located in beautiful northeastern Tennessee, within minutes of downtown Johnson City

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Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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Student Body

We have a student body of over 1,300 students that come from 35 states and more than 30 nations


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

National Recognition

Consistently recognized for quality and value, Milligan has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional universities in the South for quality and value; named one of Washington Monthly’s top 20 master’s universities in the nation; and in 2016, listed as the No. 2 best college in Tennessee by


Milligan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral 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 University.


We hire respected Christian faculty who value good teaching, discovery, and experiential learning, so students learn from leading thinkers and professionals. 60% of our professors have taught at Milligan for 10 or more years. 80% have terminal degrees. We do not use teaching or graduate assistants, only professors who are qualified, credentialed, and have established teaching experience. Our low student-faculty ratio of 12:1 means lots of personal attention and a better educational experience.  

Student Body

Our 1,300 students come from 35 states and more than 30 nations, so you’ll find students with similar interests as yourself, as well as those of different cultures and viewpoints. Eighty percent live on campus in one of 11 residence halls or student apartments, creating a true collegiate environment.

Clubs & Organizations

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

Service & Missions

Students are involved in a variety of service projects and mission work throughout the world.

Christian College

Milligan is affiliated with the non-denominational Christian Churches and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a group of 100 colleges and universities whose commitment to a Christ-centered life goes beyond a mere occasional reference. 

Athletic Powerhouse

Milligan Athletics has a proud heritage of top student-athletes participating in competitive intercollegiate athletics. In the past 10 years, Milligan’s teams have won more than 40 conference regular-season titles. Additionally, more than 30 teams have qualified for national tournaments, and Milligan student-athletes have earned over 250 individual national qualifiers. Milligan maintains high standards for its athletes and has produced numerous national champions, All-Americans, All-Conference performers and Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Costs & Financial Aid

Milligan is named one of the best buys among regional universities in the south by U.S. News & World Report. Our cost is below the national average, and approximately 98 percent of Milligan students receive financial aid, including academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, and need-based grants. 

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