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Tennessee Temple University

Tennessee Temple University is a four-year private Christian university, with its focus on liberal arts education, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.

Location

Address
1815 Union Ave
City
Chattanooga
State
TN
Zip/Post Code
37404

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
731
Total Graduate enrollment
16
In State Tuition Fees
11250
Out State Tuition Fees
11250
ACT Score
17
SAT Score
800
Male Female Ratio
0:100
Acceptance Rate
54%
Student Faculty Ratio
18:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Baptist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
The mission of Tennessee Temple University is to provide Christ-centered higher education that transforms lives academically and spiritually for the glory of God. Through teaching and experiential learning that leads to certificate as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees, resident and distance education students will acquire the knowledge and skills for vocations, service, and leadership. In the name of Christ, Tennessee Temple University and its constituents will serve the needs of people both locally and globally.
Mascot
Crusaders
Colors
White Red
Conference
NCCAA Mid-East

College History

History

Tennessee Temple University is a four-year private Christian university, with its focus on liberal arts education, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Operating there, also, is Temple Baptist Seminary, the university's graduate school of Christian theology. Tennessee Temple was founded in 1946 under the leadership and vision of Dr. Lee Roberson. As the pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Roberson saw the need to train people for ministry through higher education. Believing that God was leading him to act upon this need, he began an evening Bible institute which would eventually blossom into a Bible college and a liberal arts college. Later, a seminary would be added. The close relationship that the school maintained with Highland Park Baptist Church, one of the early megachurches of the modern era, created many ministry training opportunities for the students of Tennessee Temple. This model would be the inspiration for the Rev. Jerry Falwell to begin what would become Liberty University. Tennessee Temple's peak enrollment was more than 4,000. As of September 2013, there were "just over" 400 students enrolled. Dr. Steve Echols is the current President of Tennessee Temple University. In September 2013, university leaders reported that the institution was considering a campus relocation, from Highland Park to a larger site on Woodland Park Baptist Church property located on Standifer Gap Road. In February 2014, the university announced that it would sell most of its Highland Park campus buildings to Redemption to the Nations, the parent organization of Redemption Point Church, and move to a new site by June 2015

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Tennessee Temple University is to provide Christ-centered higher education that transforms lives academically and spiritually for the glory of God. Through teaching and experiential learning that leads to certificate as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees, resident and distance education students will acquire the knowledge and skills for vocations, service, and leadership. In the name of Christ, Tennessee Temple University and its constituents will serve the needs of people both locally and globally.

Alumni

Alumni

Dallas Willard Professor at the University of Southern California B.A. in Psychology, 1956 Kevin Malone Former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers Coach Jimmy DeYoung Prophecy teacher and journalist. Formerly the Vice-President and General Manager of New York City's first Christian radio station, WNYM. Jimmy DeYoung Ministries and Founder of Prophecy Today a radio ministry that reaches stations globally. Doctorate, 1996 Dan Lothian White House Correspondent for CNN Bachelor Degree, 1987 Ron Bishop Founder of SCORE International Master of Divinity, 1971 Paul Dixon President of Cedarville College, 1978-2003 Graduated from TTC in 1961 and Temple Seminary in 1964 Victor Hazard Dean of Students, University of Kentucky B.A. in Psychology, 1978 Max Helton Founder of Motor Racing Outreach B.A. in English, 1963

Campus

Campus

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