Johnson University

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School Overview

Johnson University is a private, four-year Christian university that sits in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Knoxville, Tennessee. Johnson was originally founded as The School of Evangelists in 1893. It was later renamed Johnson Bible College and then Johnson University.

Johnson degree programs include a biblical core and an arts and science core. has many attractive aspects of student life from curricular to extracurricular, including performing arts, extracurricular activities, communal worship, athletics, and intramurals.

The main Johnson University campus buildings include the Gally Commons dining hall, The Underground coffee shop, residence halls, a fitness center, the Johnson University library, five full-service computer labs, a recording studio, and the University Counseling Center (found in Myrtle Hall).

Johnson educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.
Johnson University Mission

Johnson University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (865) 573-4517
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 7900 Johnson Dr, Knoxville, TN 37998
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,037
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 541 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $16,920
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,920
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,644

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Johnson University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Johnson University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1211
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Education 311212
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 232
History 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 5383
Grand total 10834181

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Johnson University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,920
Out-of-state $16,920
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,670
Out-of-state $10,670

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 154 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 149 94% $7,644
Student loan aid 100 63% $6,349

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 650 86% $7,708
Federal student loans 482 64% $6,495

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Johnson University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Johnson University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 398 198 200
Percent admitted 100% 55% 52%
Percent admitted who enrolled 36% 38% 35%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Johnson University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,037
Undergraduate enrollment 725
Graduate enrollment 312

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Johnson University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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