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Encyclopedia > Tennessee Wesleyan College

Tennessee Wesleyan College is a small liberal arts college founded in 1857 in the East Tennessee town of Athens. It is affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Current enrollment is over 800 students, and the student/faculty ratio is 12:1. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... Athens is a city located in McMinn County, Tennessee. ... The term conference can be used to describe any meeting of people that confer about a certain topic. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ...

The College offers baccalaureate programs in fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences as well as business, nursing, other career-related areas, and teacher certification.

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The institution now known as Tennessee Wesleyan College was established in 1857, when the Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South acquired the property of the Athens Female College, chartered in 1854 by the Order of Odd Fellows.
The school continued to operate as a women's college until 1865, when it passed from the control of the Methodist Episcopal Church South to that of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a body composed of Union sympathizers.
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