Colleges in Tennessee

Tennessee has 63 private and 10 public 4-year colleges that enroll 180,651 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $7,287 (for in-state students) and $21,729 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $18,679 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of Tennessee provided $86,184,265 in financial aid to 18,936 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $199,504,566 in grant and scholarships to 17,400 students.

Tennessee receives 2.1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 12,580 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $57,090,608 in pell grant ($4,442 per student on average) and 17,197 students received a total amount of $90,045,394 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,758 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in Tennessee

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
American Baptist College

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$17,655 $8,760 $8,760
Open admission
Aquinas College

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$18,708 $21,350 $21,350
40%
Argosy University-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$21,318 $13,056 $13,056
Open admission
Austin Peay State University

Location: Clarksville, TN

Public $12,688 $6,216 $21,456
89%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$9,626 $9,864 $9,864
54%
Belmont University

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$34,678 $29,930 $29,930
81%
Bethel University

Location: McKenzie, TN

Private
not for profit
$14,583 $14,564 $14,564
67%
Bryan College-Dayton

Location: Dayton, TN

Private
not for profit
$16,431 $24,450 $24,450
42%
Carson-Newman University

Location: Jefferson City, TN

Private
not for profit
$18,110 $25,200 $25,200
63%
Christian Brothers University

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$16,660 $29,990 $29,990
52%
Cumberland University

Location: Lebanon, TN

Private
not for profit
$20,753 $20,160 $20,160
49%
Daymar College-Clarksville

Location: Clarksville, TN

Private
for profit
$25,973 $15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Daymar College-Murfreesboro

Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Private
for profit
$23,182 $15,000 $15,000
Open admission
Daymar College-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$22,309 $15,000 $15,000
Open admission
DeVry University-Tennessee

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$29,031 $19,488 $19,488
67%
East Tennessee State University

Location: Johnson City, TN

Public $14,915 $6,672 $23,904
92%
Fisk University

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$17,980 $19,624 $19,624
78%
Fountainhead College of Technology

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
for profit
$20,601 $14,550 $14,550
Open admission
Freed-Hardeman University

Location: Henderson, TN

Private
not for profit
$16,492 $21,500 $21,500
96%
Hiwassee College

Location: Madisonville, TN

Private
not for profit
$14,466 $14,918 $14,918
94%
Huntington College of Health Sciences

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
for profit
$5,880 $5,880
Open admission
Johnson University

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
not for profit
$16,368 $13,000 $13,000
47%
King University

Location: Bristol, TN

Private
not for profit
$18,918 $25,798 $25,798
51%
Lane College

Location: Jackson, TN

Private
not for profit
$11,911 $8,980 $8,980
50%
Le Moyne-Owen College

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$8,587 $10,460 $10,460
Lee University

Location: Cleveland, TN

Private
not for profit
$16,789 $15,170 $15,170
87%
Lincoln Memorial University

Location: Harrogate, TN

Private
not for profit
$16,276 $20,520 $20,520
50%
Lipscomb University

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$23,426 $27,472 $27,472
61%
Martin Methodist College

Location: Pulaski, TN

Private
not for profit
$24,450 $22,288 $22,288
Open admission
Maryville College

Location: Maryville, TN

Private
not for profit
$15,542 $32,746 $32,746
58%
Meharry Medical College

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
Memphis College of Art

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$22,689 $31,000 $31,000
39%
Memphis Theological Seminary

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
Mid-South Christian College

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$9,722 $4,176 $4,176
Open admission
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc

Location: Madison, TN

Private
not for profit
Middle Tennessee State University

Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Public $11,744 $6,600 $23,736
69%
Milligan College

Location: Milligan College, TN

Private
not for profit
$19,018 $30,250 $30,250
72%
Nossi College of Art

Location: Madison, TN

Private
for profit
$22,339 $17,700 $17,700
51%
O'More College of Design

Location: Franklin, TN

Private
not for profit
$21,288 $28,176 $28,176
69%
Oxford Graduate School

Location: Dayton, TN

Private
not for profit
Pentecostal Theological Seminary

Location: Cleveland, TN

Private
not for profit
Remington College-Memphis Campus

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$19,333
Rhodes College

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$29,839 $44,632 $44,632
54%
Richmont Graduate University

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Private
not for profit
Sewanee-The University of the South

Location: Sewanee, TN

Private
not for profit
$30,726 $42,128 $42,128
44%
South College

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
for profit
$25,885 $18,000 $18,000
Open admission
Southern Adventist University

Location: Collegedale, TN

Private
not for profit
$21,540 $20,300 $20,300
Open admission
Southern College of Optometry

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
Strayer University-Tennessee

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$25,183 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
Tennessee State University

Location: Nashville, TN

Public $9,614 $6,216 $18,936
Open admission
Tennessee Technological University

Location: Cookeville, TN

Public $14,688 $7,032 $22,896
67%
Tennessee Wesleyan University

Location: Athens, TN

Private
not for profit
$12,329 $22,000 $22,000
61%
The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$22,224 $17,496 $17,496
Open admission
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Public $14,559 $6,768 $22,886
78%
The University of Tennessee-Health Science Center

Location: Memphis, TN

Public
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Location: Knoxville, TN

Public $20,780 $10,914 $29,104
77%
The University of Tennessee-Martin

Location: Martin, TN

Public $10,430 $7,680 $13,440
67%
Trevecca Nazarene University

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$17,898 $23,724 $23,724
72%
Tusculum College

Location: Greeneville, TN

Private
not for profit
$16,223 $23,125 $23,125
74%
Union University

Location: Jackson, TN

Private
not for profit
$25,759 $29,320 $29,320
63%
University of Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Public $13,291 $7,488 $19,200
57%
University of Phoenix-Tennessee

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
Vanderbilt University

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$23,150 $44,496 $44,496
11%
Visible Music College

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$22,520 $19,500 $19,500
98%
Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$28,067 $21,750 $21,750
97%
Welch College

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$20,236 $17,920 $17,920
Open admission
Williamson Christian College

Location: Franklin, TN

Private
not for profit
$18,647 $11,475 $11,475
Open admission

2-year Colleges in Tennessee

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Brightwood College-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$21,076 $15,827 $15,827
Open admission
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Private
for profit
$24,803 $10,665 $10,665
Open admission
Chattanooga State Community College

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Public $6,971 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
Cleveland State Community College

Location: Cleveland, TN

Public $4,481 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
Columbia State Community College

Location: Columbia, TN

Public $6,806 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
Concorde Career College-Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$18,174 $14,535 $14,535
96%
Dyersburg State Community College

Location: Dyersburg, TN

Public $6,018 $3,930 $16,176
Open admission
Fortis Institute-Cookeville

Location: Cookeville, TN

Private
for profit
$23,002
Open admission
Fortis Institute-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$26,329
Open admission
Jackson State Community College

Location: Jackson, TN

Public $7,383 $3,744 $11,664
Open admission
John A Gupton College

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$5,831 $10,400 $10,400
68%
L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis

Location: Cordova, TN

Private
for profit
$20,770
Open admission
Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$19,388 $28,317 $28,317
Open admission
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Private
for profit
$21,599 $9,252 $9,252
Open admission
Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville

Location: Clarksville, TN

Private
for profit
$20,312 $9,000 $9,000
Open admission
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison

Location: Madison, TN

Private
for profit
$20,807 $9,540 $9,540
Open admission
Motlow State Community College

Location: Tullahoma, TN

Public $7,611 $3,744 $11,664
Open admission
Nashville State Community College

Location: Nashville, TN

Public $3,400 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
National College-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$17,868 $11,412 $11,412
Open admission
North Central Institute

Location: Clarksville, TN

Private
for profit
$17,934 $17,502 $17,502
Open admission
Northeast State Community College

Location: Blountville, TN

Public $5,119 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
Pellissippi State Community College

Location: Knoxville, TN

Public $6,787 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
Remington College-Nashville Campus

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
not for profit
$23,910
Roane State Community College

Location: Harriman, TN

Public $7,849 $3,744 $15,408
SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$28,950 $24,762 $24,762
Open admission
Southwest Tennessee Community College

Location: Memphis, TN

Public $3,927 $3,744 $15,408
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Public $9,433 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington

Location: Covington, TN

Public $4,948 $4,864 $4,864
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville

Location: Crossville, TN

Public $9,929 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump

Location: Crump, TN

Public $7,180 $4,864 $4,864
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson

Location: Dickson, TN

Public $9,423 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton

Location: Elizabethton, TN

Public $8,963 $4,387 $4,387
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman

Location: Harriman, TN

Public $9,439 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville

Location: Hartsville, TN

Public $5,938 $4,864 $4,864
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald

Location: Hohenwald, TN

Public $12,308 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro

Location: Jacksboro, TN

Public $6,888 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson

Location: Jackson, TN

Public $7,986 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville

Location: Knoxville, TN

Public $8,379 $4,382 $4,382
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston

Location: Livingston, TN

Public $5,532 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie

Location: McKenzie, TN

Public $3,159 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville

Location: McMinnville, TN

Public $10,272 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Public $7,059 $5,572 $5,572
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown

Location: Morristown, TN

Public $10,285 $5,987 $5,987
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro

Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Public $10,308 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern

Location: Newbern, TN

Public $8,587 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, TN

Public $7,202 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris

Location: Paris, TN

Public $6,074 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski

Location: Pulaski, TN

Public $6,912 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley

Location: Ripley, TN

Public $5,902 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville

Location: Shelbyville, TN

Public $10,471 $6,080 $6,080
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville

Location: Whiteville, TN

Public $7,960 $3,948 $3,948
Open admission
Vatterott College-Appling Farms

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$19,035
Open admission
Vatterott College-Dividend

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$18,235
Open admission
Virginia College-Chattanooga

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Private
for profit
$17,173
Open admission
Virginia College-Knoxville

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
for profit
$16,363
Open admission
Volunteer State Community College

Location: Gallatin, TN

Public $6,005 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
Walters State Community College

Location: Morristown, TN

Public $4,192 $3,744 $15,408
Open admission
William Moore College of Technology

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
not for profit
$10,008 $5,910 $5,910
Open admission

Vocational & Trade Schools in Tennessee

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Arnolds Beauty School

Location: Milan, TN

Private
for profit
$16,318 $16,750
Open admission
Austin's Beauty College

Location: Clarksville, TN

Private
for profit
$28,143 $13,425
Open admission
Buchanan Beauty College

Location: Shelbyville, TN

Private
for profit
$7,541 $13,430
Open admission
Buchanan Beauty College of Tullahoma

Location: Tullahoma, TN

Private
for profit
$7,198 $13,430
Open admission
Buchanan Beauty College-Pleasantview

Location: Pleasant View, TN

Private
for profit
$5,340 $13,280
Open admission
Career Beauty College

Location: Lawrenceburg, TN

Private
for profit
$10,173 $9,500
Open admission
Elite College of Cosmetology

Location: Lexington, TN

Private
for profit
$7,833 $13,875
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-E Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$12,053 $15,750
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Jackson

Location: Jackson, TN

Private
for profit
$11,950 $16,500
Open admission
Empire Beauty School-Nashville

Location: Brentwood, TN

Private
for profit
$12,656 $15,990
Open admission
Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

Location: Fayetteville, TN

Private
for profit
$14,153 $16,895
Open admission
Franklin Academy

Location: Cleveland, TN

Private
not for profit
$13,322 $13,800
Open admission
Franklin Hair Academy School of Cosmetology

Location: Franklin, TN

Private
for profit
$8,790 $10,125
Open admission
Genesis Career College-Cookeville

Location: Cookeville, TN

Private
for profit
$11,664 $17,495
Open admission
Genesis Career College-Lebanon

Location: Lebanon, TN

Private
for profit
$10,746 $17,495
Open admission
Gould's Academy

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$14,525 $14,750
Open admission
Image Maker Beauty Institute

Location: Hendersonville, TN

Private
for profit
$14,300
Open admission
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology

Location: Johnson City, TN

Private
for profit
$16,896 $13,800
Open admission
Love Beauty School Inc

Location: Manchester, TN

Private
for profit
$8,126 $13,500
Open admission
Memphis Institute of Barbering

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$9,208 $15,475
Open admission
Mind Body Institute

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$14,359 $9,075
Open admission
Mr Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design

Location: Cookeville, TN

Private
for profit
$14,554 $15,000
Open admission
Music City Barber College

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$11,697 $18,600
Open admission
Nashville Barber and Style Academy

Location: Madison, TN

Private
for profit
$14,042 $14,600
Open admission
Nashville College of Medical Careers

Location: Madison, TN

Private
for profit
$19,788 $13,600
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Knoxville

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
for profit
$15,937 $15,900
Paul Mitchell the School-Memphis

Location: Bartlett, TN

Private
for profit
$12,562 $15,100
Open admission
Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro

Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Private
for profit
$13,193 $15,300
Open admission
Queen City College

Location: Clarksville, TN

Private
for profit
$8,610 $13,824
Open admission
Ross Medical Education Center-Johnson City

Location: Johnson City, TN

Private
for profit
$19,584 $15,740
Open admission
Ross Medical Education Center-Knoxville

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
for profit
$19,829 $15,740
Open admission
Sandra Academy of Salon Services, Inc

Location: New Tazewell, TN

Private
for profit
$15,715 $13,000
Open admission
Styles and Profiles Beauty College

Location: Selmer, TN

Private
for profit
$1,473 $8,400
Open admission
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Shelby Drive

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$12,175 $15,750
Open admission
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology-Stage Road

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$12,701 $15,750
Open admission
Tennessee Career Institute

Location: Columbia, TN

Private
for profit
$11,058 $18,700
Open admission
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens

Location: Athens, TN

Public $3,717 $3,948
Open admission
Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc

Location: Knoxville, TN

Private
for profit
$11,716 $14,995
Open admission
The Hair Design School-N Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$12,572 $17,145
Open admission
The Hair Design School-S Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$12,495 $17,145
Open admission
The Salon Professional Academy-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$11,507 $16,500
Open admission
Vibe Barber College

Location: Memphis, TN

Private
for profit
$11,114 $14,200
Open admission
Volunteer Beauty Academy-Dyersburg

Location: Dyersburg, TN

Private
for profit
$10,327 $13,450
Open admission
Volunteer Beauty Academy-Madison

Location: Madison, TN

Private
for profit
$10,791 $14,950
Open admission
Volunteer Beauty Academy-Nashville

Location: Nashville, TN

Private
for profit
$14,950
Open admission
West Tennessee Business College

Location: Jackson, TN

Private
for profit
$9,415 $15,605
Open admission