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Our Mission Has Never Changed

Knoxville College (KC), a historically Black college and university (HBCU), is a private Christian institution which welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and cultures who seek an exceptional liberal arts education. KC provides a stimulating and transformational academic experience for students in preparation for professional careers and advanced education. 

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Student Life At KC

Community engagement and outreach are vital to holistically enhancing student life experiences at KC, fostered through volunteerism, service-learning, and collaborative partnerships with local businesses, service organizations, and government agencies. 


These life-changing experiences promote civic engagement, social justice, and unique global perspectives to increase student learning outcomes.

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Embracing Our History & Culture

Knoxville College has and remains the determining factor on how the Black community is educated, elevated and empowered.

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We have big plans. Explore our vision for the future of KC


Since 1875, KC has focused on educating, empowering and elevating our students.

Focused On The Student Experience

KC strives to fulfill its mission of academic rigor, development of critical thinking skills, scholarly research, and cultural competence by emphasis on the student experience through:

  • preserving African American heritage and supporting a thriving Black community

  • fostering respect for all religious and spiritual belief systems, while upholding Judeo-Christian and foundational Presbyterian moral values

  • cultivating an inclusive campus community culture in preparation for engagement in a global society

  • offering individualized services, financial assistance, and resources to support academic, social, and personal success

  • developing exceptional graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset and preparedness for the world of work through internships and experiential learning opportunities

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Choose Knoxville College for an education that's focused on you. 

Our Core Values

Knoxville College believes in achieving academic excellence and promoting positive social change.

1. Academic Excellence and Creativity

2. Knowledge and Discovery

3. Mentoring and Cultivation

4. Leadership and Professionalism

5. Inclusivity and Collegiality

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