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 $14,531 for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is $1,265 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 $640 from the 2012-2013 average of $13,891 and represents a 4.61% 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 26,292 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $10,366. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $42,768.

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 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Explore Tennessee Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
American Baptist College
Nashville, 85 Students
$8,688 n/a n/a
Aquinas College
Nashville, 194 Students
$19,950 59 66
Argosy University Nashville
Nashville, 369 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, 7,402 Students
$5,904 30 64
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, 395 Students
$9,672 79 88
Belmont University  Best Value
Nashville, 5,418 Students
$27,320 61 50
Bethel University
McKenzie, 4,612 Students
$14,564 46 61
Bryan University Dayton
Dayton, 1,205 Students
$22,200 73 79
Carson Newman College
Jefferson City, 1,736 Students
$23,300 49 71
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga, 380 Students
$10,062 n/a n/a
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, 4,776 Students
$3,528 n/a n/a
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, 1,251 Students
$28,600 69 83
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, 2,117 Students
$3,528 n/a n/a
Columbia State Community College
Columbia, 2,480 Students
$3,528 n/a n/a
Cumberland University
Lebanon, 1,135 Students
$19,200 44 61
Daymar Institute Clarksville
Clarksville, 542 Students
$17,000 n/a n/a
Daymar Institute Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, 370 Students
$17,000 n/a n/a
Daymar Institute Nashville
Nashville, 281 Students
$17,000 n/a n/a
DeVry University Tennessee
Memphis, 161 Students
$15,835 n/a n/a
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg, 1,706 Students
$3,528 n/a n/a

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