Community Colleges in Tennessee

For the academic year 2019-2020, 40 community colleges are active in Tennessee. Vanderbilt University has ranked first in Tennessee community college ranking and The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Rhodes College ranked second and third in the ranking. You can view more ranked community college ranking at Tennessee community college ranking page.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of community colleges in Tennessee is $4,458 for Tennessee residents and $8,789 for out-of-state students.
  • Total 101,308 students have enrolled in community colleges in Tennessee and, of that, 11,911 students enrolled online exclusively.
  • The average students to faculty ratio of Tennessee community colleges is 18.64 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at community colleges in Tennessee is $4,018.
  • The average graduation rate is 58.46% and the average transfer-out rate is 9.73% at community colleges in Tennessee.

40 Community Colleges in Tennessee Comparison Table

College NameTennessee Residents Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & FeesStudent PopulationOnline Student PopulationGraduation RateTransfer-out RateFinancial Aid AmountStudents to Faculty Ratio
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens
Athens, TN
$4,296$4,296221-80%-$2,62720 to 1
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN
$4,358$16,9348,2411,21920%30%$4,24416 to 1
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
$4,338$16,9143,26420430%6%$3,75918 to 1
Columbia State Community College
Columbia, TN
$4,582$17,7886,22173829%7%$4,74520 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington
Covington, TN
$4,236$5,248280-69%-$5,20617 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson
Dickson, TN
$4,236$4,236713-67%-$4,04318 to 1
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg, TN
$4,338$16,9142,97756324%18%$3,93421 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton
Elizabethton, TN
$4,765$4,765484-71%-$4,93620 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman
Harriman, TN
$4,236$4,236273-75%-$3,81618 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville
Hartsville, TN
$4,236$4,236647165%-$3,33717 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald
Hohenwald, TN
$3,936$4,236647-91%-$4,12620 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro
Jacksboro, TN
$4,218$4,236231174%-$4,91918 to 1
Jackson State Community College
Jackson, TN
$4,324$16,9004,86263220%17%$3,84623 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston
Livingston, TN
$4,236$4,2361,259378%-$3,52825 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie
McKenzie, TN
$4,236$4,236162-74%-$6,05417 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
Memphis, TN
$6,011$6,011902-94%-$5,02520 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown
Morristown, TN
$4,236$4,2368761889%-$4,10720 to 1
Motlow State Community College
Tullahoma, TN
$4,330$16,9066,8861,15336%8%$4,14028 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN
$5,105$6,605539979%-$3,03420 to 1
Nashville State Community College
Nashville, TN
$4,294$16,8708,2841,12119%7%$4,24521 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern
Newbern, TN
$4,236$4,236461-80%-$4,28117 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris
Paris, TN
$4,236$4,236306-81%-$4,17513 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski
Pulaski, TN
$4,236$4,236619-77%-$1,42510 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley
Ripley, TN
$4,236$4,236197-72%-$3,54416 to 1
Roane State Community College
Harriman, TN
$4,552$17,7585,68857034%7%$4,07718 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump
Crump, TN
$4,236$4,236461-39%8%$2,45520 to 1
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis, TN
$4,343$16,9199,3471,09213%7%$4,55132 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville
Shelbyville, TN
$6,605$6,605438-74%-$4,99820 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville
Huntsville, TN
$4,236$4,236311-75%2%$3,43115 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville
Crossville, TN
$4,236$4,236435172%-$3,81720 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville
McMinnville, TN
$5,248$5,2482492387%-$3,41013 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson
Jackson, TN
$4,236$4,236547-83%-$2,74315 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
$4,929$4,903792-69%-$4,35015 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville
Whiteville, TN
$4,236$4,825269-62%-$3,9768 to 1
Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville, TN
$4,318$16,89410,8941,35926%5%$4,09820 to 1
Northeast State Community College
Blountville, TN
$4,326$16,9026,13942132%5%$4,24122 to 1
Volunteer State Community College
Gallatin, TN
$4,312$16,8889,1542,02123%6%$4,84223 to 1
Walters State Community College
Morristown, TN
$4,328$17,1996,14476230%13%$4,14617 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville
Nashville, TN
$4,236$4,699888-67%-$4,45916 to 1
Tennessee Board of Regents
Nashville, TN
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Average$4,458$8,789101,30811,91158%10%$4,01819 to 1