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Tennessee Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in Tennessee?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Tennessee was $15,351 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $1,239 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 $518 from the 2015-2016 average of $14,833 and represents a 3.49% annual increase. The list of Tennessee colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 86 colleges and universities in Tennessee, the most popular being The University of Tennessee with 24,535 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,110. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $46,500.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Tennessee Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
American Baptist College
Nashville, 105 Students
$8,760 - -
Aquinas College
Nashville, 225 Students
$21,350 70 70
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, 7,204 Students
$6,384 28 59
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, 466 Students
$10,152 73 87
Belmont University  Best Value
Nashville, 6,983 Students
$31,300 63 51
Bethel University
McKenzie, 4,455 Students
$15,292 32 40
Bryan College
Dayton, 980 Students
$25,600 81 80
Carson Newman College
Jefferson City, 1,955 Students
$26,200 55 74
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga, 343 Students
$10,665 - -
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, 4,135 Students
$3,744 - -
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, 1,550 Students
$31,000 69 78
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, 1,709 Students
$3,840 - -
Columbia State Community College
Columbia, 2,607 Students
$3,840 - -
Cumberland University
Lebanon, 1,345 Students
$20,760 44 58
Daymar Institute Clarksville
Clarksville, 566 Students
$15,000 - -
Daymar Institute Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, 117 Students
$15,000 - -
Daymar Institute Nashville
Nashville, 127 Students
$15,000 - -
DeVry University Tennessee
Memphis, 161 Students
$15,835 - -
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg, 1,253 Students
$4,032 - -
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, 11,211 Students
$6,888 38 61