TWC at a Glance

By the Numbers

  • Approximately 1,100 students
  • Over 90% students receiving Financial Aid
  • 30+ undergraduate majors; 2 graduate majors
  • 16:1 student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • 8 men's and 10 women's intercollegiate athletic teams


Tennessee Wesleyan College occupies a 40-acre tract of land two blocks north of the courthouse square in downtown Athens, the county seat of McMinn County. Athens is located near I-75, midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville in the heart of the Sweetwater Valley.

A “park-like” setting, Tennessee Wesleyan’s main campus is made up of more than 21 buildings on 40 acres, including a lush landscape of mature trees and beautiful 1800’s architecture. The size of campus allows students to move easily between classes, administrative offices and services, athletic events and college activities.

The Tennessee Wesleyan College and Fort Sanders School of Nursing, in addition to an evening business program, is housed at the college’s satellite campus in Knoxville. The Knoxville campus is located on Cogdill Road, just off of Pellissippi Parkway. Its facilities provide students with the latest technology and spacious classrooms.

Residence Life
The campus includes a variety of attractive and comfortable residence halls. In addition to Fowler Hall and Keith Hall, the college also offers two apartment-style residence halls: Nocatula Apartments and Wesley Commons. Nocatula Apartments has four private bedrooms, two baths, and a common dining, living and kitchen area in each suite. In 2006, Wesley Commons was constructed and opened in fall 2007 to serve a growing student population. The 102-bed residence hall also has four bedrooms per suite with common living, dining, and kitchen facilities.


Tennessee Wesleyan College enrolls more than 1,100 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition, room and board, and fees for full-time resident students along with tuition and fees for full-time non-resident students can be found here.


More than 30 clubs and organizations are active on Tennessee Wesleyan's campus, including student government, academic and interest groups, honor societies, performance groups, religious organizations and sororities.


Tennessee Wesleyan College participates in NAIA Division II, Region XII, is a member of the respected Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC), and fields teams in all major collegiate sports.

Bulldog Athletic Teams

Cross Country

Lady Bulldog Athletic Teams

Cross Country
Dance Team

Financial Aid
More than 90 percent of Tennessee Wesleyan’s students received some type of financial aid, including state and federal grants, work-study opportunities and the HOPE Scholarship (lottery). The college also offers scholarships as a part of its institutional aid program, and more than 90 percent of students who apply receive a form of institutional aid.

Tennessee Wesleyan 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 Tennessee Wesleyan College.

In addition, Tennessee Wesleyan’s program has been approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

Admission Policy
Tennessee Wesleyan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its educational programs, admissions activities, or employment practices.