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KC is open to students of diverse backgrounds and cultures who seek a quality liberal arts education.

We Are Committed To Educating, Empowering

& Elevating Our Students

Knoxville College offers a strong foundation in the liberal arts for all students and a variety of programs focused on preparing students for jobs or further study including baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degrees.

KC provides various public services for the improvement of the community and promotes concerned citizenship among its constituents. 


Knoxville College
Is East Tennesee's Only HBCU

Knoxville College is a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African American community as well as the entire region. KC offers all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents.

Our History Was Built On Excellence

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Knoxville College was founded in 1875 as part of the missionary effort of the United Presbyterian Church of North America to promote religious, moral, and educational leadership among the freedmen.

In 1958, the United Presbyterian Church of North America became the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Knoxville College mission today is a direct outgrowth of the purpose of its founding.

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Our Student Body

Is Smart, Diverse

& Collaborative

From the beginning, Knoxville College has been concerned for the student’s whole life, and that tradition continues in a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities.


There is also a continuing emphasis on building close relationships between students and faculty and fostering an atmosphere of concern and respect for all who comprise the college community.


The College welcomes all qualified students without regard to race, creed, age, or sex.

Campus Facilities


The campus facilities consist of a collection of buildings on the Knoxville Area Historic Registry. McMillan Chapel Annex houses the administrative office of the Knoxville College.


The location of the annex is on the campus of Knoxville College.

901 Knoxville College Drive

Knoxville, TN 37921


Mailing address:

Post Office Box 52648

Knoxville TN, 37950

Welcome To The Beautiful Landscape

Of Tennessee


KC is located in Knoxville, TN -  an important industrial, technological, educational, and cultural center. The college is located two miles from downtown Knoxville.

Knoxville is headquarters for the Tennessee Valley Authority and is only sixteen miles from the important scientific research and development center of Oak Ridge, internationally renowned for work on nuclear energy and related energy and environmental concerns.

Knoxville is located near several large lakes, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cumberland Mountains, all offering exceptional recreational opportunities. The city is also a lively cultural center, giving students unusual avenues for growth and learning beyond the classroom.


By Faith

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