Wisdom. Discipleship. Mission.

NCF at a Glance

Located in beautiful Franklin Tennessee, NCF is a four year Christian Liberal Arts college dedicated to excellent academics and discipling relationships among students and faculty.

Spiritual Formation

We seek to enrich and disciple students intellectually, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, to guide them to wisdom and a life of service to God, neighbors, and creation.

Classical Tradition

Intellectual development occurs through conversation in small classroom settings covering the great works of literature, philosophy, and theology, and the trivium and quadrivium.

 

Wisdom | Discipleship | Mission

Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, New College Franklin disciples students through the liberal arts for wisdom and missional living. New College Franklin is a four-year Christian Liberal Arts college dedicated to excellent academics and a community of discipleship. Together, faculty and students pursue godly wisdom in order to be missionally equipped for lives of humble service wherever God may direct. We believe that the Lord God is the Creator and Source of all being and thus all knowledge is anchored and unified in Him. Accordingly, our unique educational experience highlights the unity of all knowledge in our program of study so that we may know God’s truth, cherish His goodness, and enjoy His beauty. Our educational program intentionally draws us toward man’s highest aim, the worship of God.

Educating the whole person is at the heart of New College Franklin’s educational philosophy. What kind of people are we interested in shaping & creating? In some ways, just ordinary Christians—followers of Christ who die to self, who take up their cross daily, who see compassionately with the eyes of Christ. The Liberal Arts challenge our students’ intellect and broaden their understanding of God’s creation and who He is, equipping them for what God has called them to be and do.





Student Life

At New College Franklin, we recognize that life is far more than just academic and classroom learning. As a community, we are attentive to the spiritual, emotional and physical lives of our students and faculty. In daily chapel, we turn our attention to our Lord and Savior. We encourage one another to be involved in the local body of Christ. In our Collegium Series, we invite public speakers to lecture on intellectual, artistic and cultural topics. We also make use of every opportunity to enjoy one another and God’s creation through the annual Fall Hike, the Franklin Classic 5k, Bonfires, Folk Dancing, Yuletide Feast, St. Patrick’s Celebration, St. George’s Day Festival, the Graduation Picnic, and many other events.


Support New College Franklin

New College Franklin is a unique place to be! In addition to our classical curriculum and our commitment to godly wisdom and service, we are supported by people just like you. NCF does not take any federal or state funds and we have no intention to do so. Thus, our support comes from the Lord, through YOU!

As a core commitment, New College seeks to keep tuition affordable to be accessible to as many students as possible. At $9,555 annual tuition, New College Franklin’s tuition is less than a third of the average private college tuition of $32,410 according to CollegeBoard.com. Hence, gifts to the College are a significant source of non-tuition revenue income, and the College is grateful for all support from friends of the College. Donations to New College Franklin allow our students and faculty to continue seeking knowledge, understanding and wisdom for the sake of serving Christ’s church.

Would you partner with us by providing a one time or recurring donation? Would you support the Student Scholarship Fund and assist students who want to attend? New College Franklin is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and therefore your donations are tax deductible. Click on the PayPal link to donate, and we thank you for your partnership with us!






From our Faculty
  • Singing in Parts
    on October 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Another post of mine from The Christward Collective.I love plainsong chant and the power of unison singing. This type of singing fulfills particular roles in worship that part-singing cannot. However, I would suggest that the current status of congregational singing is not lacking in unison options but is in fact neglecting the benefits of singing in parts.One reason that people do not sing in church is the lack of opportunities to do so with a voice part or a melody that fits into their voca […]


  • Liturgy, Religion, and the Obligation of Worship
    by Brandon Spun on April 18, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Let them praise his name with dancing,     making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!  For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;     he adorns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:3-4 Debts There are certain debts that are never be paid back, that we never fully make good on.* If a woman saves my child’s life, there is no sufficient currency […]