Does the town you go to school in really matter? YES. And here’s why.
Colleges can give you resources to succeed, but the city that surrounds you can make you flourish. Whether raising your family, starting a career or meeting new people, cities provide a number of opportunities for college students—some cities more than others. South College is fortunate to be located in Knoxville for many reasons, but here are a few of them.
Perfect Size City
Knoxville is the perfect combination of city, suburbs and country living. The diversity allows multiple possibilities for students. The big-city amenities are perfect for entertainment and finding a career post graduation, while the small town areas provide a more intimate setting to raise a family. These lifestyle options fit the wide needs of our traditional and nontraditional students alike.
Knoxville has career opportunities available in a wide array of industries. Jobs support a range of South College academic programs from brewing science and health science to business administration. Because there’s such a variety of businesses around campus, we are able to offer students practical experience and networking opportunities to help better prepare them for careers after college.
Students only spend a portion of time in class, so it’s important to go to school in a city that has activities and entertainment. During your free time, you can catch a football game at the nearby University of Tennessee, walk around Market Square, visit the Smokies, enjoy a festival or visit one of the craft breweries famous to the area.
A number of credible sources have listed Knoxville as one of the most affordable college towns. In fact, the cost of living in Knoxville is below the national average, making it an attractive destination to go to school and live post graduation.
These are only some of the characteristics that make Knoxville a good college town. Come check out the city, and while you’re at it, schedule a campus visit at South College!