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Tennessee

A state located deep in the southern United States, Tennessee is known for collegiate programs, especially those that are a part of the SEC. This means that both athletics and academics play important roles in the public and private schools of Tennessee.

Bordered by Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina, Tennessee is landlocked. Some areas of the eastern portion of the state depend heavily on tourism, especially around the Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway. In areas like Nashville, country music is a strong part of the economy as well.

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Colleges & Universities in Tennessee

College City Size Tuition Type
The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville 32,981 $7,224 Public
Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro 31,269 $5,256 Public
University of Memphis
University of Memphis
Memphis 26,312 $6,144 Public
East Tennessee State University
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City 17,091 $5,208 Public
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
Nashville 13,500 $40,320 Not For Profit (Private)
Tennessee Technological University
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville 12,981 $5,256 Public
Austin Peay State University
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville 12,534 $5,208 Public
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga 12,015 $5,398 Public
Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
Nashville 10,416 $5,208 Public
The University of Tennessee-Martin
The University of Tennessee-Martin
Martin 9,865 $5,640 Public
Belmont University
Belmont University
Nashville 6,543 $23,770 Not For Profit (Private)
Bethel University
Bethel University
McKenzie 5,836 $11,592 Not For Profit (Private)
Lincoln Memorial University
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate 5,618 $17,520 Not For Profit (Private)
Union University
Union University
Jackson 5,195 $23,330 Not For Profit (Private)
Lee University
Lee University
Cleveland 4,913 $12,120 Not For Profit (Private)
Lipscomb University
Lipscomb University
Nashville 4,546 $21,896 Not For Profit (Private)
Southern Adventist University
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale 3,512 $17,534 Not For Profit (Private)
Trevecca Nazarene University
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville 3,106 $19,990 Not For Profit (Private)
National College of Business and Technology-Nashville
National College of Business and Technology-Nashville
Nashville 2,632 $10,980 For Profit (Private)
Tusculum College
Tusculum College
Greeneville 2,512 $20,910 Not For Profit (Private)
Lane College
Lane College
Jackson 2,371 $7,550 Not For Profit (Private)
King College
King College
Bristol 2,345 $22,700 Not For Profit (Private)
University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus
University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus
Nashville 2,341 $9,921 For Profit (Private)
Carson-Newman College
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City 2,303 $20,786 Not For Profit (Private)
Freed-Hardeman University
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson 2,290 $13,590 Not For Profit (Private)
Christian Brothers University
Christian Brothers University
Memphis 2,194 $25,520 Not For Profit (Private)
Bryan College-Dayton
Bryan College-Dayton
Dayton 1,948 $19,550 Not For Profit (Private)
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Memphis 1,878 $15,204 Not For Profit (Private)
University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus
University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus
Cordova 1,855 $10,421 For Profit (Private)
Rhodes College
Rhodes College
Memphis 1,816 $36,154 Not For Profit (Private)
Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee 1,761 $32,020 Not For Profit (Private)
ITT Technical Institute-Cordova
ITT Technical Institute-Cordova
Cordova 1,646 $17,748 For Profit (Private)
Cumberland University
Cumberland University
Lebanon 1,598 $18,200 Not For Profit (Private)
ITT Technical Institute-Nashville
ITT Technical Institute-Nashville
Nashville 1,576 $17,748 For Profit (Private)
ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville
ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville
Knoxville 1,567 $17,748 For Profit (Private)
South College
South College
Knoxville 1,551 $17,300 For Profit (Private)
Le Moyne-Owen College
Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis 1,340 $10,098 Not For Profit (Private)
Daymar Institute-Clarksville
Daymar Institute-Clarksville
Clarksville 1,338 $16,500 For Profit (Private)
Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville
Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville
Clarksville 1,330 $9,000 For Profit (Private)
Tennessee Temple University
Tennessee Temple University
Chattanooga 1,325 $11,250 Not For Profit (Private)
Milligan College
Milligan College
Milligan College 1,269 $24,360 Not For Profit (Private)
Martin Methodist College
Martin Methodist College
Pulaski 1,244 $19,998 Not For Profit (Private)
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Athens 1,206 $19,000 Not For Profit (Private)
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Dividend Drive
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Dividend Drive
Memphis 1,177 $10,069 For Profit (Private)
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis 1,152 $9,810 Not For Profit (Private)
Fortis Institute-Nashville
Fortis Institute-Nashville
Nashville 1,133 $13,152 For Profit (Private)
Maryville College
Maryville College
Maryville 1,117 $29,230 Not For Profit (Private)
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga
Chattanooga 1,095 $9,252 For Profit (Private)
International Academy of Design and Technology-Nashville
International Academy of Design and Technology-Nashville
Nashville 1,051 $12,600 For Profit (Private)
Daymar Institute-Nashville
Daymar Institute-Nashville
Nashville 1,027 $15,600 For Profit (Private)
Victory University
Victory University
Memphis 1,019 $8,040 For Profit (Private)
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison
Madison 986 $9,540 For Profit (Private)
Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro
Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro 907 $18,000 For Profit (Private)
Johnson University
Johnson University
Knoxville 889 $8,800 Not For Profit (Private)
Aquinas College Tennessee
Aquinas College Tennessee
Nashville 863 $18,450 Not For Profit (Private)
Argosy University-Nashville
Argosy University-Nashville
Nashville 852 $12,240 For Profit (Private)
University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus
University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus
Chattanooga 821 $10,421 For Profit (Private)
Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College
Nashville 801 $N/A Not For Profit (Private)
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga 736 $9,135 For Profit (Private)
Remington College-Nashville Campus
Remington College-Nashville Campus
Nashville 723 $15,152 Not For Profit (Private)
Virginia College-School of Business and Health
Virginia College-School of Business and Health
Chattanooga 722 $17,088 For Profit (Private)
LEcole Culinaire Cordova
LEcole Culinaire Cordova
Cordova 675 $11,100 For Profit (Private)
Fortis Institute
Fortis Institute
Cookeville 646 $13,500 For Profit (Private)
Fisk University
Fisk University
Nashville 629 $17,952 Not For Profit (Private)
ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga
ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga
Chattanooga 613 $17,748 For Profit (Private)
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Appling Farms
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Appling Farms
Memphis 538 $8,962 For Profit (Private)

Community Colleges and Vocational Schools in Tennessee

College City Size Tuition Type
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis 19,989 $3,096 Public
Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville 15,585 $3,096 Public
Nashville State Community College
Nashville State Community College
Nashville 14,305 $3,096 Public
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga 13,549 $3,096 Public
Volunteer State Community College
Volunteer State Community College
Gallatin 12,351 $3,096 Public
Walters State Community College
Walters State Community College
Morristown 9,093 $3,096 Public
Roane State Community College
Roane State Community College
Harriman 8,900 $3,096 Public
Northeast State Community College
Northeast State Community College
Blountville 8,785 $3,096 Public
Columbia State Community College
Columbia State Community College
Columbia 7,537 $3,096 Public
Jackson State Community College
Jackson State Community College
Jackson 7,412 $3,096 Public
Motlow State Community College
Motlow State Community College
Tullahoma 6,878 $3,096 Public
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland 4,944 $3,096 Public
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg 4,753 $3,106 Public

Online Colleges in Tennessee

College City Size Tuition Type
Columbia Southern University-Online
Columbia Southern University-Online
National 28,460 $4,800 For Profit (Private)
Walden University-Online
Walden University-Online
National 71,763 $10,400 For Profit (Private)
Capella University-Online
Capella University-Online
National 60,869 $11,700 For Profit (Private)
College Database Rank College Photo College Name Women in Tech Degrees Awarded Tuition + Fees Total Enrollment Institution Type City
#1
The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee 118 $9,092 26,291 Public Knoxville
#2
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University 116 $42,118 11,926 Private Not for Profit Nashville
#3
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee State University 36 $7,210 20,416 Public Murfreesboro
#4
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University 33 $6,692 9,198 Public Cookeville
#5
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University 31 $6,715 12,413 Public Johnson City
#6
University of Memphis University of Memphis 23 $7,904 15,374 Public Memphis
#7
Christian Brothers University Christian Brothers University 23 $27,290 1,251 Private Not for Profit Memphis
#8
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 22 $7,212 9,305 Public Chattanooga
#9
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences 19 $11,830 389 Private Not for Profit Memphis
#10
Tennessee State University Tennessee State University 16 $6,426 6,323 Public Nashville
#11
Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial University 15 $18,740 2,922 Private Not for Profit Harrogate
#12
Johnson University Johnson University 13 $10,250 726 Private Not for Profit Knoxville
#13
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay State University 9 $6,648 7,464 Public Clarksville
#14
King College King College 6 $24,960 1,958 Private Not for Profit Bristol
#15
Maryville College Maryville College 5 $30,522 1,032 Private Not for Profit Maryville
College Database Rank College Photo College Name City Social Degrees Awarded Women Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment
#1
The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee Knoxville 277 84 $9,092 26,291
#2
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 114 30 $7,210 20,416
#3
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University Johnson City 98 26 $6,715 12,413
#4
University of Memphis University of Memphis Memphis 98 9 $7,904 15,374
#5
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay State University Clarksville 73 12 $6,648 7,464
#6
Union University Union University Jackson 63 7 $25,650 3,034
#7
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University Cookeville 45 23 $6,692 9,198
#8
Tennessee State University Tennessee State University Nashville 34 7 $6,426 6,323
#9
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville 29 7 $42,118 11,926
#10
Lane College Lane College Jackson 27 7 $8,560 1,981
#11
Southern Adventist University Southern Adventist University Collegedale 33 1 $19,124 2,536
#12
The University of Tennessee-Martin The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin 20 2 $7,049 6,244
#13
Belmont University Belmont University Nashville 15 5 $26,130 5,421
#14
Lipscomb University Lipscomb University Nashville 16 1 $24,754 3,123
#15
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga 14 3 $7,212 9,305
#16
Freed-Hardeman University Freed-Hardeman University Henderson 13 1 $20,468 1,495
#17
Lee University Lee University Cleveland 9 2 $13,370 3,701
#18
Trevecca Nazarene University Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville 9 1 $21,290 2,048
#19
Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate 7 $18,740 2,922
College Database Rank College Photo College Name City Education Degrees Awarded Total Women Total Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment Institution Type
#1
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro 635 506 129 $7,210 20,416 Public
#2
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University Cookeville 624 476 148 $6,692 9,198 Public
#3
University of Memphis University of Memphis Memphis 527 459 68 $7,904 15,374 Public
#4
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University Johnson City 416 302 114 $6,715 12,413 Public
#5
The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee Knoxville 382 305 77 $9,092 26,291 Public
#6
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay State University Clarksville 347 279 68 $6,648 7,464 Public
#7
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville 332 267 65 $42,118 11,926 Private Not for Profit
#8
The University of Tennessee-Martin The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin 290 208 82 $7,049 6,244 Public
#9
Trevecca Nazarene University Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville 286 218 68 $21,290 2,048 Private Not for Profit
#10
Tennessee State University Tennessee State University Nashville 277 180 97 $6,426 6,323 Public
#11
Union University Union University Jackson 271 217 54 $25,650 3,034 Private Not for Profit
#12
Lee University Lee University Cleveland 244 177 67 $13,370 3,701 Private Not for Profit
#13
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga 232 169 63 $7,212 9,305 Public
#14
Tusculum College Tusculum College Greeneville 230 192 38 $21,620 2,055 Private Not for Profit
#15
Lipscomb University Lipscomb University Nashville 228 179 49 $24,754 3,123 Private Not for Profit
#16
Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate 212 160 52 $18,740 2,922 Private Not for Profit
#17
Belmont University Belmont University Nashville 203 148 55 $26,130 5,421 Private Not for Profit
#18
Bethel University Bethel University McKenzie 154 122 32 $14,520 4,801 Private Not for Profit
#19
Cumberland University Cumberland University Lebanon 115 73 42 $20,200 1,135 Private Not for Profit
#20
Freed-Hardeman University Freed-Hardeman University Henderson 104 69 35 $20,468 1,495 Private Not for Profit
#21
Christian Brothers University Christian Brothers University Memphis 97 68 29 $27,290 1,251 Private Not for Profit
#22
Carson-Newman University Carson-Newman University Jefferson City 88 63 25 $22,652 1,736 Private Not for Profit
#23
Johnson University Johnson University Knoxville 61 51 10 $10,250 726 Private Not for Profit
#24
Tennessee Wesleyan College Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens 51 37 14 $21,200 993 Private Not for Profit
#25
Milligan College Milligan College Milligan College 48 31 17 $26,760 1,096 Private Not for Profit
#26
Southern Adventist University Southern Adventist University Collegedale 43 29 14 $19,124 2,536 Private Not for Profit
#27
Tennessee Temple University Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga 43 18 25 $12,120 474 Private Not for Profit
#28
Maryville College Maryville College Maryville 37 21 16 $30,522 1,032 Private Not for Profit
#29
Bryan College-Dayton Bryan College-Dayton Dayton 31 18 13 $20,150 1,206 Private Not for Profit
#30
King College King College Bristol 30 28 2 $24,960 1,958 Private Not for Profit
#31
Martin Methodist College Martin Methodist College Pulaski 22 15 7 $21,368 953 Private Not for Profit
#32
Lane College Lane College Jackson 20 5 15 $8,560 1,981 Private Not for Profit
#33
Welch College Welch College Nashville 14 10 4 $12,348 203 Private Not for Profit
#34
Memphis College of Art Memphis College of Art Memphis 13 8 5 $26,250 366 Private Not for Profit
College Database Rank College Photo College Name Starting Salary Tuition Total Enrollment Type City
#1
Tennessee State University Tennessee State University $42,900 $5,208 10,416 Public Nashville
#2
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University $41,900 $5,256 12,981 Public Cookeville
#3
University of Memphis University of Memphis $40,600 $7,904 22,365 Public Memphis
#4
The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee $39,900 $7,224 32,981 Public Knoxville
#5
The University of Tennessee-Martin The University of Tennessee-Martin $39,900 $5,640 9,865 Public Martin
#6
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga $39,500 $5,398 12,015 Public Chattanooga
#7
Trevecca Nazarene University Trevecca Nazarene University $37,800 $19,990 3,106 Private - Not For Profit Nashville
#8
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee State University $37,500 $5,256 31,269 Public Murfreesboro
#9
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay State University $36,100 $5,208 12,534 Public Clarksville
#10
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University $35,600 $5,904 15,404 Public Johnson City
#11
Lee University Lee University $31,600 $12,120 4,913 Private - Not For Profit Cleveland
College Database Rank College Photo College Name ROTC - Army ROTC - Navy ROTC - Air Force Tuition City
#1
University of Memphis University of Memphis Yes Yes Yes $6,144 Memphis
#2
Le Moyne-Owen College Le Moyne-Owen College Yes Yes Yes $10,098 Memphis
#3
Fisk University Fisk University Yes Yes Yes $17,952 Nashville
#4
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University Yes No Yes $5,256 Cookeville
#5
The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee Yes No Yes $7,224 Knoxville
#6
Free Will Baptist Bible College Free Will Baptist Bible College Yes No Yes $10,752 Nashville
#7
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay State University Yes No No $5,208 Clarksville
#8
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University Yes No No $5,208 Johnson City
#9
Tennessee State University Tennessee State University No No Yes $5,208 Nashville
#10
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee State University Yes No No $5,256 Murfreesboro
#11
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Yes No No $5,398 Chattanooga
#12
The University of Tennessee-Martin The University of Tennessee-Martin Yes No No $5,640 Martin
#13
Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial University Yes No No $17,520 Harrogate
#14
Cumberland University Cumberland University Yes No No $18,200 Lebanon
#15
Trevecca Nazarene University Trevecca Nazarene University Yes No No $19,990 Nashville
College Database Rank College Photo College Name Student-Teacher-Ratio Enrollment Tuition Type City
#1
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University 8 to 1 13,500 $40,320 Private not-for-profit Nashville
#2
Bethel University Bethel University 12 to 1 5,836 $11,592 Private not-for-profit McKenzie
#3
Union University Union University 12 to 1 5,195 $23,330 Private not-for-profit Jackson
#4
Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial University 13 to 1 5,618 $17,520 Private not-for-profit Harrogate
#5
Belmont University Belmont University 14 to 1 6,543 $23,770 Private not-for-profit Nashville
#6
Tennessee State University Tennessee State University 15 to 1 10,416 $5,208 Public Nashville
#7
University of Memphis University of Memphis 15 to 1 26,312 $6,144 Public Memphis
#8
The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee 15 to 1 32,981 $7,224 Public Knoxville
#9
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 18 to 1 12,015 $5,398 Public Chattanooga
#10
The University of Tennessee-Martin The University of Tennessee-Martin 18 to 1 9,865 $5,640 Public Martin
#11
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay State University 19 to 1 12,534 $5,208 Public Clarksville