Kingsport Center for Higher Education

Milligan now offers several programs of study at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE). For more than 20 years, Milligan’s graduate and professional studies programs have been highly respected by the business community, area health care facilities, schools, and organizations. Classes are offered on a convenient schedule for working adults. Depending on the program, classes are hybrid, one night a week, one Saturday a month, or online.


Bachelor’s: Business Administration

With an emphasis in operations management, this 16-month program is exceptionally suited for the industrial and business climate of Kingsport and the surrounding area. Accelerated evening classes meet one night per week for only five weeks.

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Bachelor’s: Early Childhood Education

In 18-23 months you can complete the Child and Youth Development major, and even opt to certify to teach PreK-3 with an additional semester of full-time student teaching. Accelerated evening classes—some face-to-face and some via iTV—meet one night per week for four to six weeks.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This 14-month graduate degree program specializes in operations management. 32 semester hours of credit are delivered in a hybrid format through accelerated classes that last from five to eight weeks. Meet for class one Saturday a month, and follow up with several weeks of on-going discussion, class participation and assignments — all facilitated by faculty using Internet-based resources.

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Graduate Certificate in Operations Management

Already have an MBA or equivalent degree? Further specialize with a graduate certificate in operations management. Take just 9 semester hours of credit in accelerated classes that last five weeks. Each class includes an eight-hour, face-to-face meeting on a Saturday, and the remainder of the coursework is completed online.

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Accreditation is the process by which the quality and standards of colleges and universities are verified and upheld. Milligan is pleased to hold SACSCOC accreditation, which accredits the entire institution and its programs. SACSCOC accredits degree-seeking institutions in the South, including the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University.

Milligan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate 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.