Milligan College, a Christian, liberal arts school, is located in the small town of Milligan, Tennessee, wedged between Elizabethton to the north and Johnson City to the west. Founded in 1866 the institution has made a name for itself as one of the top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the South by CollegesOfDistinction.com. Milligan College is closely affiliated with the Christian Churches, the Disciples of Christ and the a capella Churches of Christ, though student living is open to applicants from all religious backgrounds. In fact, diversity has increased in recent years, with about 35 percent of students hailing from the college's affiliated religious groups.
Today, nearly 1,000 undergraduates and more than 200 postgraduates enroll at Milligan, and reside in student housing on campus or in the surrounding town. A college apartment in Milligan lets students create a lifestyle particular to their unique needs as they earn a degree. Off campus housing is can be found in the town's remote areas, or in neighborhoods that give easy access to the nearby cities.
The college offers more than 30 undergraduate programs of study and masters programs in Business Administration, Education, Counseling and Occupational Therapy. Though Milligan offers a wide variety of liberal arts programs, it is best-known for its core humanities program. In recent years, the administration has made efforts to enhance student living by expanding the campus, including the addition of the Elizabeth Leitner Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts, which includes a 300-seat theater, photography labs and classrooms for students in fine arts programs.
Off campus housing can be found throughout Milligan, which is anchored by the college and the Emmanuel Christian Seminary. The community provides for a leisurely lifestyle, while the attractions of Johnson City are reachable by a short drive. In addition, the Milligan College campus is a short distance from Cherokee National Forest, a huge expansive of wooded area, which offers hiking trails, fishing, boating and camping.
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