Wisdom. Virtue. Service.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Christian Liberal Arts Under Christ
Introducing New College Franklin

Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, New College Franklin disciples students through the liberal arts for wisdom, virtue, and service. We believe that all knowledge is anchored and unified in the Lord God because He is the Creator and Source of all being. Our unique educational experience emphasizes this unity so that we may know God’s truth, cherish His goodness, and enjoy His beauty, drawing us toward man’s highest aim: the worship of God.

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 so that we may be equipped for lives of humble service to God and His Kingdom. Educating the whole person is at the heart of New College Franklin’s educational philosophy. Through our liberal arts curriculum, we seek to shape intentional, faithful, and ordinary Christians—followers of Christ who die to self, who take up their cross daily, and who see compassionately with the eyes of Christ. The liberal arts challenge our students’ intellect and broaden their understanding of God and his world, equipping them for what God has called them to be and do.

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Student Life

At New College Franklin, we recognize that life is far more than academic learning. We are spiritual, emotional, and physical beings, and we seek to mirror that in our communal life. In daily chapel, we join corporately to worship Christ our Lord. We encourage one another to be involved in the local church. Every student is a member of a student house and many students serve on the student guild. In our Collegium Series, we invite guest speakers to lecture on intellectual, artistic, and cultural topics. And we regularly enjoy one another through many events and activities.


Excellent Education for Every Income

New College Franklin is a unique place. We believe there should be no financial impediments to the pursuit of wisdom and virtue. To maintain the freedom to pursue Christian education without compromise, NCF does not take any federal or state funds, and we have no intention to do so. Because of this, we are supported by generous donations so that we can keep tuition affordable for everyone.

As a core commitment, New College Franklin seeks to keep tuition affordable to be accessible to as many students as possible. At just about $10,000 annual tuition, our tuition is less than a third of the average private college tuition of around $32,000. In addition to being one of the most affordable private colleges in the nation, we offer generous merit and need-based scholarships.

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