Private 4 Year

Johnson University

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Johnson University overview
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Online johnsonu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Johnson University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a private, Christian institution founded in 1893. Situated on a scenic campus near the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the university is within close proximity to the metropolitan area of Knoxville, offering students a blend of rural tranquility and urban accessibility. Known for its focus on Bible studies, ministry, and leadership programs, Johnson University provides a variety of undergraduate and graduate level degrees, with popular majors including Teacher Education, Intercultural Studies, and Nonprofit Management. The university maintains an open admissions policy. Campus life is centered around residential living with options for on-campus housing to foster an immersive educational environment. While Johnson University does not emphasize intercollegiate athletics, it offers recreational sports and activities for student participation.

In the most recent statistical year 443 prospective students applied, and 280 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 163 enrolled in the school.  726 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 213 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $17,384 plus fees of $1,890.












Johnson University is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Johnson University overview
SAT 1000/1175
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.52

Applications Accepted

Johnson University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Johnson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $8,664
Budget for Other Expenses$1,825
Total One Year Cost$30,963

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$31,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Johnson University students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 86%
Education 14%

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