Tennessee College Overview

For the academic year 2019-2020, 165 colleges are active for serving college programs in Tennessee. By school types, there are fifty-two public schools and 113 private schools. By school levels, sixty-six 4-years (or high) schools, fifty-eight 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and forty-one less than 2 years schools (career, technical or vocational schools) are active based on the IPEDS data.
Of the 165 Tennessee schools, Vanderbilt University ranked first and The University of Tennessee-Knoxville ranked second (view more at Tennessee college rankings). The 2020 average tuition & fees of all Tennessee colleges is $13,473 for Tennessee residents and $16,288 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 71.93% and the average SAT score is 1,122. The average number of students is 2,049 and the average student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
The below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Tennessee colleges. For the statistics, we include only 4-years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges. In addition, for some statistics, we include only eligible colleges, for example, for the graduate tuition & fees over colleges that offer the graduate programs.

2020 Tennessee Colleges Comparison Table

The following table lists colleges located in Tennessee ordered by college ranking. The ranking is targeting only 4-years universities and colleges. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$54,158$50,6241,5109.00%12,82493%7 to 1
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$30,684$31,7981,24079.00%28,89472%17 to 1
Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$50,910$50,9101,32545.00%2,03680%10 to 1
Union University
Jackson, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,930$10,6711,17053.00%3,24768%10 to 1
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,744$18,0001,18563.00%4,62068%13 to 1
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,950$10,9801,13088.00%2,03758%13 to 1
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$25,774$18,3341,13082.00%11,63848%19 to 1
Bryan College-Dayton
Dayton, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,050$9,7601,11851.00%1,36345%12 to 1
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,898$9,2821,17962.00%3,92756%20 to 1
Belmont University
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$37,030$24,2601,22584.00%8,26072%14 to 1
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$34,880$13,547-50.00%2,03461%12 to 1
Cumberland University
Lebanon, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,386$7,0201,00561.00%2,40543%17 to 1
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,668$20,4981,12579.00%10,18654%18 to 1
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$23,490$21,1551,10050.00%4,79855%14 to 1
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$27,742$26,1721,13594.00%21,63147%17 to 1
King University
Bristol, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$31,840$19,5001,09862.00%1,94859%12 to 1
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,752$14,2021,12085.00%21,45853%15 to 1
Milligan University
Milligan, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$35,600$9,5551,17999.00%1,22563%9 to 1
The University of the South
Sewanee, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$47,232$18,2431,24567.00%1,78579%10 to 1
Fisk University
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,132$22,1321,04093.00%78050%12 to 1
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,847$14,6691,06595.00%10,95443%18 to 1
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,500$9,5871,05169.00%2,56057%13 to 1
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$27,406$25,6791,07586.00%14,31750%16 to 1
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,540$14,3301,07082.00%5,38660%16 to 1
The University of Tennessee-Martin
Martin, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,788$16,656-64.00%7,04847%15 to 1
Tusculum University
Greeneville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,500$7,2001,05172.00%1,73541%16 to 1
Bethel University
McKenzie, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,611$11,3821,02490.00%5,40732%17 to 1
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,732$20,860--7,77432%12 to 1
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,930$11,700--2,94255%13 to 1
Lane College
Jackson, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,790---1,23222%18 to 1
Huntington University of Health Sciences
Knoxville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$6,610$7,450--134-8 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville
Hartsville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---64765%17 to 1
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis
Cordova, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$13,745---272-25 to 1
Gould's Academy
Bartlett, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,750---58-10 to 1
Vatterott College-Dividend
Memphis, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$11,068---689-20 to 1
Arnolds Beauty School
Milan, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,750---5879%7 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro
Jacksboro, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---23174%18 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Nashville
Brentwood, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---7980%24 to 1
Fountainhead College of Technology
Knoxville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,750---88-10 to 1
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$21,040---52654%12 to 1
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,572--60.00%1,06456%10 to 1
Johnson University
Knoxville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,290$12,0701,10753.00%1,08863%10 to 1
Empire Beauty School-N Memphis
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---4631%17 to 1
South College
Knoxville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,975$27,550--2,72234%18 to 1
Virginia College-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$15,550---453-12 to 1
DeVry University-Tennessee
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,312$17,552-100.00%48-5 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern
Newbern, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---46180%17 to 1
Volunteer State Community College
Gallatin, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,888---9,15423%23 to 1
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,914---3,26430%18 to 1
Martin Methodist College
Pulaski, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,850$8,9101,05099.00%91036%14 to 1
Mind Body Institute
Nashville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,475---4869%12 to 1
Brightwood College-Nashville
Nashville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$15,781---309-15 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington
Covington, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$5,248---28069%17 to 1
Genesis Career College-Cookeville
Cookeville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,070---23852%15 to 1
Sandra Academy of Salon Services, Inc
New Tazewell, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,500---8732%20 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump
Crump, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---46139%20 to 1
Hussian College-Daymar College Clarksville
Clarksville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,884---71947%15 to 1
Queen City College
Clarksville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,824---12266%17 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson
Dickson, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---71367%18 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
Memphis, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$6,011---90294%20 to 1
Remington College-Nashville Campus
Nashville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$16,565---26546%13 to 1
Visible Music College
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,000$11,7001,15575.00%17243%6 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville
McMinnville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$5,248---24987%13 to 1
Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,750$24,7501,05058.00%19342%7 to 1
Memphis Institute of Barbering
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,475---129-15 to 1
Master's Barber & Styling College
Old Hickory, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,100---27100%7 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville
Whiteville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,825---26962%8 to 1
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,498---61149%21 to 1
The Hair Academy LLC
Fayetteville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,990---4089%9 to 1
Motlow State Community College
Tullahoma, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,906---6,88636%28 to 1
Vatterott College-Appling Farms
Memphis, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$11,093---255-18 to 1
The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service
Knoxville, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Southern College of Optometry
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
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Fortis Institute-Cookeville
Cookeville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$15,201---214-13 to 1
Hiwassee College
Madisonville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,571-1,06067.00%253-8 to 1
Love Beauty School Inc
Manchester, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---18045%15 to 1
Richmont Graduate University
Chattanooga, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,358$19,699--273--
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens
Athens, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,296---22180%20 to 1
Jackson State Community College
Jackson, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,900---4,86220%23 to 1
Empire Beauty School-Jackson
Jackson, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---5941%25 to 1
Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc
Knoxville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,995---22180%20 to 1
Strayer University-Tennessee
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,515$15,135--3,081-37 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,900---23847%15 to 1
Omega Graduate School
Dayton, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$5,999$6,500--75--
Mid-South Christian College
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$7,754--100.00%2850%4 to 1
Nashville College of Medical Careers
Madison, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,800---68-11 to 1
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Cleveland, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$2,596$11,995--484-13 to 1
Franklin Hair Academy School of Cosmetology
Franklin, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,075---2682%2 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris
Paris, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---30681%13 to 1
Walters State Community College
Morristown, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$17,199---6,14430%17 to 1
Columbia State Community College
Columbia, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$17,788---6,22129%20 to 1
Maryville College
Maryville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$36,292-1,14156.00%1,14651%12 to 1
Ross Medical Education Center-Johnson City
Johnson City, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---9876%12 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley
Ripley, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---19772%16 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,900---17732%17 to 1
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$31,554--828--
Gould's Academy
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,750---15786%10 to 1
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,919---9,34713%32 to 1
Nossi College of Art
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,150--50.00%30363%8 to 1
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$23,053$24,430--3,280-7 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville
Huntsville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---31175%15 to 1
Genesis Career College-Lebanon
Lebanon, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,495---13452%12 to 1
Hussian College-Daymar College Nashville
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$20,724---10250%9 to 1
SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,199---19751%15 to 1
Virginia College-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$15,550---327-10 to 1
Nashville Film Institute
Nashville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$20,800---53-14 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson
Jackson, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---54783%15 to 1
Franklin Academy
Cleveland, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,200---3119%16 to 1
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$10,690---28382%14 to 1
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc
Madison, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$90,000--266--
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
Johnson City, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$13,800---8545%12 to 1
EduMed Partners
Goodlettsville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$4,300---4096%17 to 1
Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,894---10,89426%20 to 1
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Stage Road
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,750---33-7 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$6,605---53979%20 to 1
Paul Mitchell the School-Memphis
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---22069%20 to 1
The University of Tennessee System Office
Knoxville, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
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Tennessee Wesleyan University
Athens, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$25,850$19,4651,04561.00%1,00841%13 to 1
North Central Institute
Clarksville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$17,802---6169%12 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman
Harriman, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---27375%18 to 1
American Baptist College
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,474---12333%9 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald
Hohenwald, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---64791%20 to 1
Empire Beauty School-E Memphis
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---9942%19 to 1
Williamson Christian College
Franklin, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,350$11,200--4756%7 to 1
John A Gupton College
Nashville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$11,583--83.00%16843%11 to 1
Empire Beauty School-S Memphis
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,145---6245%25 to 1
Hussian College-Daymar College Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$21,004---14226%20 to 1
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting
Nashville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$7,745---584-25 to 1
Northeast State Community College
Blountville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,902---6,13932%22 to 1
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,934---8,24120%16 to 1
Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,076-82580.00%88514%13 to 1
The Salon Professional Academy-Nashville
Nashville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,900---36100%7 to 1
Nashville State Community College
Nashville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,870---8,28419%21 to 1
Austin's Beauty College Inc
Clarksville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,425---12100%8 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston
Livingston, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---1,25978%25 to 1
Vibe Barber College
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$14,200---5383%15 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski
Pulaski, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---61977%10 to 1
William Moore College of Technology
Memphis, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$8,848---27646%15 to 1
Concorde Career College-Memphis
Memphis, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$15,840--93.00%1,39464%35 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie
McKenzie, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---16274%17 to 1
University of Phoenix-Tennessee
Cordova, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,552$16,752--6212%3 to 1
Roane State Community College
Harriman, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$17,758---5,68834%18 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville
Nashville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,699---88867%16 to 1
Mr Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design
Cookeville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,000---2967%18 to 1
Memphis College of Art
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$33,130$34,690--11654%6 to 1
Career Beauty College
Lawrenceburg, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,700---1267%11 to 1
Ross Medical Education Center-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,990---9867%17 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville
Shelbyville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$6,605---43874%20 to 1
Tennessee Career Institute
Columbia, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$18,700---34-20 to 1
Image Maker Beauty Institute
Hendersonville, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$17,800---24100%7 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville
Crossville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---43572%20 to 1
National College-Nashville
Nashville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$17,361---217-12 to 1
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$16,914---2,97724%21 to 1
Memphis Theological Seminary
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,859$15,945--208--
Elite College of Cosmetology
Lexington, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$16,875---7098%7 to 1
Allied Health Careers Institute
Murfreesboro, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$1,200---8284%15 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,903---79269%15 to 1
Tennessee Board of Regents
Nashville, TN
Public, 2-4 years
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Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton
Elizabethton, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,765---48471%20 to 1
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown
Morristown, TN
Public, 2-4 years
$4,236---87689%20 to 1
Fortis Institute-Nashville
Nashville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$17,521---37956%19 to 1
Massage Institute of Memphis
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$9,900---2989%12 to 1
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN
Private, Less than 2 years
$15,750---45-8 to 1
Welch College
Gallatin, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,582$8,100--40353%10 to 1
Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville
Nashville, TN
Private, 2-4 years
$32,854---1,69258%29 to 1
Average$16,288$19,3611,12271.93%2,04958%15 to 1