Mission Statement


Hiwassee College, founded in 1849 and affiliated with Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, is a liberal arts and applied science higher education institution that provides quality instruction to all students in a community that promotes learning, faith and service and leads to associate or bachelor degrees.


Hiwassee College remains committed to upholding its historical values and association with The United Methodist Church, instilling confidence and academic strength in its students in a liberal arts tradition.

Hiwassee will increase its enrollment, enhance its campus and expand its funding, while focusing on:

  1. Offering a nurturing environment within a supportive community
  2. Fostering a community that embraces spirituality
  3. Providing students with a strong liberal arts foundation to prepare them
    for academic and vocational success
  4. Expanding the college’s services to the greater community with innovative
    educational, cultural, and social programs


Hiwassee College has identified four fundamental values which guide the college at all levels: academic, co-curricular, social, and administrative.
They are:

  • Excellence
  • Faith
  • Tradition
  • Community