At a Glance

Vanderbilt University ranked first and The University of Tennessee-Knoxville ranked second in Tennessee college rankings. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the Tennessee best colleges is $21,480 for Tennessee residents and $26,229 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 70.89% and the average SAT score is 1,144. The average number of student population is 6,664 and the average student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Tennessee best colleges. For the statistics, we only include 4 years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges.

Tennessee Best Colleges Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
$54,158$50,6241,5109.00%12,82493%7 to 1
2The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
$30,684$31,7981,24079.00%28,89472%17 to 1
3Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
$50,910$50,9101,32545.00%2,03680%10 to 1
4Union University
Jackson, TN
$22,930$10,6711,17053.00%3,24768%10 to 1
5Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
$34,744$18,0001,18563.00%4,62068%13 to 1
6Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TN
$22,950$10,9801,13088.00%2,03758%13 to 1
7The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
$25,774$18,3341,13082.00%11,63848%19 to 1
8Bryan College-Dayton
Dayton, TN
$17,050$9,7601,11851.00%1,36345%12 to 1
9Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN
$26,898$9,2821,17962.00%3,92756%20 to 1
10Belmont University
Nashville, TN
$37,030$24,2601,22584.00%8,26072%14 to 1
11Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN
$34,880$13,547-50.00%2,03461%12 to 1
12Cumberland University
Lebanon, TN
$25,386$7,0201,00561.00%2,40543%17 to 1
13Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN
$19,668$20,4981,12579.00%10,18654%18 to 1
14Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN
$23,490$21,1551,10050.00%4,79855%14 to 1
15Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
$27,742$26,1721,13594.00%21,63147%17 to 1
16King University
Bristol, TN
$31,840$19,5001,09862.00%1,94859%12 to 1
17University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
$13,752$14,2021,12085.00%21,45853%15 to 1
18Milligan University
Milligan, TN
$35,600$9,5551,17999.00%1,22563%9 to 1
19The University of the South
Sewanee, TN
$47,232$18,2431,24567.00%1,78579%10 to 1
20Fisk University
Nashville, TN
$22,132$22,1321,04093.00%78050%12 to 1
21Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
$13,847$14,6691,06595.00%10,95443%18 to 1
22Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN
$29,500$9,5871,05169.00%2,56057%13 to 1
23East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
$27,406$25,6791,07586.00%14,31750%16 to 1
24Lee University
Cleveland, TN
$19,540$14,3301,07082.00%5,38660%16 to 1
25The University of Tennessee-Martin
Martin, TN
$15,788$16,656-64.00%7,04847%15 to 1
26Tusculum University
Greeneville, TN
$25,500$7,2001,05172.00%1,73541%16 to 1
27Bethel University
McKenzie, TN
$13,611$11,3821,02490.00%5,40732%17 to 1
29Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
$21,732$20,860--7,77432%12 to 1
30Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
$22,930$11,700--2,94255%13 to 1
31Lane College
Jackson, TN
$11,790---1,23222%18 to 1
32Huntington University of Health Sciences
Knoxville, TN
$6,610$7,450--134-8 to 1
Average$26,229$18,2051,14470.89%6,66455%14 to 1