Mission Statement


Hiwassee College, founded in 1849 and affiliated with The Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church, provides quality liberal arts instruction that promotes faith, personal responsibility, and scholarship. Our scholars will be equipped to excel as servant-leaders in the 21st century. 


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