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Tennessee Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Tennessee?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Tennessee was $14,833 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $1,247 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Tennessee in the middle of the pack as the 19th most expensive and 34th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $302 from the 2014-2015 average of $14,531 and represents a 2.08% annual increase. The list of Tennessee colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 94 colleges and universities in Tennessee, the most popular being The University of Tennessee with 24,463 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,678. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $43,620.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Tennessee colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Tennessee or cheap Tennessee colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Tennessee Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
American Baptist College
Nashville, 110 Students
$8,760 n/a n/a
Aquinas College
Nashville, 215 Students
$19,950 67 69
Argosy University Nashville
Nashville, 119 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, 7,006 Students
$6,048 36 69
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, 463 Students
$9,672 73 87
Belmont University  Best Value
Nashville, 6,589 Students
$28,600 61 50
Bethel University
McKenzie, 4,610 Students
$14,564 20 4
Bryan University Dayton
Dayton, 940 Students
$23,300 66 76
Carson Newman College
Jefferson City, 1,805 Students
$24,200 58 75
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga, 298 Students
$10,665 n/a n/a
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, 4,277 Students
$3,648 n/a n/a
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, 1,488 Students
$29,316 72 79
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, 1,749 Students
$3,648 n/a n/a
Columbia State Community College
Columbia, 2,580 Students
$3,648 n/a n/a
Cumberland University
Lebanon, 1,049 Students
$20,160 44 59
Daymar Institute Clarksville
Clarksville, 438 Students
$17,000 n/a n/a
Daymar Institute Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, 109 Students
$17,000 n/a n/a
Daymar Institute Nashville
Nashville, 112 Students
$17,000 n/a n/a
DeVry University Tennessee
Memphis, 161 Students
$15,835 n/a n/a
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg, 1,226 Students
$3,648 n/a n/a

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