Best Value Colleges in Tennessee by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Tennessee schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Tennessee ranking goes to Vanderbilt University with a 98th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $22,173 average net price.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Tennessee's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
Average Net Price
1) Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
98 77
Average Net Price
2) Rhodes College
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
88 67
Average Net Price
3) Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
73 87
Average Net Price
4) Lipscomb University
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
74 68
Average Net Price
5) Union University
Jackson, Private Not For Profit
68 61