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Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Tennessee these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Tennessee list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Tennessee are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Leading our colleges list is Tennessee State University in Nashville with an in state tuition of $5,568.

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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Tennessee's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$5,568
In State Tuition
1) Tennessee State University
Nashville, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$5,592
In State Tuition
2) Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Public Not For Profit
30 66
$5,808
In State Tuition
3) Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Public Not For Profit
46 75
$5,904
In State Tuition
4) East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Public Not For Profit
36 62
$5,928
In State Tuition
5) Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Public Not For Profit
42 78
$6,064
In State Tuition
6) The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit
39 67
$6,336
In State Tuition
7) The University of Tennessee Martin
Martin, Public Not For Profit
38 79
$7,056
In State Tuition
8) University of Memphis
Memphis, Public Not For Profit
49 79
$8,380
In State Tuition
9) Lane College
Jackson, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,640
In State Tuition
10) Victory University
Memphis, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$8,688
In State Tuition
11) American Baptist College
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,450
In State Tuition
12) Williamson Christian College
Franklin, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,462
In State Tuition
13) University of Phoenix Nashville Campus
Nashville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,480
In State Tuition
14) University of Phoenix Knoxville
Knoxville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$9,780
In State Tuition
15) The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Public Not For Profit
69 80
$9,950
In State Tuition
16) Johnson University
Knoxville, Private Not For Profit
59 78
$10,080
In State Tuition
17) University of Phoenix Memphis Campus
Cordova, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,080
In State Tuition
18) University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus
Chattanooga, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,460
In State Tuition
19) Le Moyne Owen College
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,250
In State Tuition
20) Tennessee Temple University
Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit
42 57
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