Tennessee Colleges, Cost and Affordability

How much does it costs to attend college in Tennessee?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Tennessee was $12,768 for the 2013-2014 academic year. This is $1,502 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Tennessee as the 17th most expensive and 36th most affordable state or district to attend college. Our list of Tennessee colleges below provides school specific costs.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 95 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 $9,780. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $41,928.

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.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey

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American Baptist College
Nashville, 85 Students
$8,688
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Aquinas College
Nashville, 194 Students
$19,950
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Argosy University Nashville
Nashville, 369 Students
$13,464
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, 7,402 Students
$5,592
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Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, 395 Students
$11,520
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Belmont University  Best Value
Nashville, 5,418 Students
$26,100
Bethel University
McKenzie, 4,612 Students
$14,564
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Bryan University Dayton
Dayton, 1,205 Students
$21,150
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Carson Newman College
Jefferson City, 1,736 Students
$22,656
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Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga, 380 Students
$9,240
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Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, 4,776 Students
$3,336
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Christian Brothers University
Memphis, 1,251 Students
$27,620
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Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, 2,117 Students
$3,336
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Columbia State Community College
Columbia, 2,480 Students
$3,336
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Cumberland University
Lebanon, 1,135 Students
$19,200
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Daymar Institute Clarksville
Clarksville, 542 Students
$18,000
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Daymar Institute Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, 370 Students
$18,000
Daymar Institute Nashville
Nashville, 281 Students
$18,000
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DeVry University Tennessee
Memphis, 161 Students
$15,835
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg, 1,706 Students
$3,336
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