Milligan College is a Christian liberal arts college founded in 1866 and located immediately outside of Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee, United States. The school has a student population of just over 1,200 students as well as a 195-acre (0.79 km2) campus that is located just minutes from downtown Johnson City. The school is consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country and well known for its core humanities program. Milligan was named a "College of Distinction" in 2011 and one of the top 100 colleges in the nation in 2012.
Milligan College is historically related to the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the a cappella Churches of Christ, with about 35 percent of the student body hailing from these religious groups. While the college maintains close ties with the churches which founded it, the school welcomes students from all backgrounds. Diversity has become a core value of the school and, as a result, the student body has become much more diverse in recent years. The college offers over 30 undergraduate programs of study and four graduate programs.
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