Hiwassee College to close at end of spring semester

UPDATE: The leadership of Bryan College is welcoming students who’ve been displaced by Hiwassee College’s closing.

With the school closing at the end of the current semester, students currently enrolled will need to complete their studies elsewhere.

For more information about transferring to Bryan College, displaced students are encouraged to call: 1.800.277.9522 or 423.775.7199. Additional information may be found at: www.Bryan.edu.


MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials at a private Tennessee college have voted to close the school at the end of its spring semester.

News outlets report Hiwassee College in Madisonville will close May 10. College President Robin Tricoli said in a statement that the decision was based on marketplace trends that include highly subsidized public education, demographic changes, a rural location and declining enrollment.

Hiwassee College was founded in 1849 and is affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The school says it currently has 225 students enrolled with 33 graduating in May. Officials say they will help remaining students transfer to other institutions.

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