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Tennessee Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend private college in Tennessee?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Tennessee was $23,304 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $1,416 from the 2015-2016 average of $21,888 and represents a 6.47% annual increase. The list of Tennessee private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 64 private colleges and universities in Tennessee, the most popular being Vanderbilt University with 11,834 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $46,500. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive private school 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
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 - -
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, 1,550 Students
$31,000 69 78
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 - -
Fisk University
Nashville, 738 Students
$19,624 27 26
Fortis Institute
Cookeville, 221 Students
$14,652 - -
Fortis Institute Nashville
Nashville, 368 Students
$17,250 - -
Fountainhead College of Technology
Knoxville, 109 Students
$14,550 - -
Free Will Baptist Bible College
Nashville, 210 Students
$18,458 - -
Freed Hardeman University
Henderson, 1,330 Students
$21,950 44 61