Tennessee In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Tuition for 2013


Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee

College affordability is a significant factor in nearly all students' school selection process, in Tennessee and nationwide. With high paying, post graduation employment still difficult to obtain, choosing a college which offers good value for your tuition dollar is more important than ever. If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Tennessee these are the cheap in state colleges to consider.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't necessarily mean finding a school with a low published tuition. It's important to research the full financial aid package offered by a school and the average net price actually paid. Sometimes a school which appears cheap on the surface can end up being more expensive if the college doesn't offer competitive aid. The methodology for our listings below is a ranking of least expensive published tuition.

The most affordable four year colleges in Tennessee are listed by one year's in state tuition for the 2012/2013 school year. Click on each school for more specific information on price you can expect to pay, calculate potential student loan payments and formulate a college savings plan.

What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Leading our colleges list is Austin Peay State University in with an in state tuition of $5,424.

Another affordable option for Tennessee students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of Tennessee community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Tennessee's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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Austin Peay State University Public $5,424 Get Admission Info
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Tennessee Technological University Public $5,472 Get Admission Info
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Tennessee State University Public $5,496 Get Admission Info
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Middle Tennessee State University Public $5,616 Get Admission Info
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East Tennessee State University Public $5,640 Get Admission Info
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Public $5,722 Get Admission Info
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The University of Tennessee Martin Public $5,978 Get Admission Info
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University of Memphis Public $6,648 Get Admission Info
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The University of Tennessee Public $7,802 Get Admission Info
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Lane College Private $7,860 Get Admission Info
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Victory University Private $8,280 Get Admission Info
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American Baptist College Private $8,688 Get Admission Info
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Williamson Christian College Private $8,910 Get Admission Info
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Johnson University Private $9,420 Get Admission Info
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Le Moyne Owen College Private $10,460 Get Admission Info
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Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Private $10,980 Get Admission Info
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Tennessee Temple University Private $11,250 Get Admission Info
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Free Will Baptist Bible College Private $11,400 Get Admission Info
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Lee University Private $12,720 Get Admission Info
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Bethel University Private $13,870 Get Admission Info
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Nossi College of Art Private $14,100 Get Admission Info
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Fountainhead College of Technology Private $15,000 Get Admission Info
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Hiwassee College Private $17,040 Get Admission Info
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Watkins College of Art Design & Film Private $17,685 Get Admission Info
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Daymar Institute Nashville Private $18,000 Get Admission Info
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South College Private $18,000 Get Admission Info
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Daymar Institute Clarksville Private $18,000 Get Admission Info
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Lincoln Memorial University Private $18,240 Get Admission Info
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Southern Adventist University Private $18,324 Get Admission Info
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Fisk University Private $18,492 Get Admission Info
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Aquinas College Private $19,200 Get Admission Info
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Cumberland University Private $19,200 Get Admission Info
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Bryan University Dayton Private $20,150 Get Admission Info
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Freed Hardeman University Private $20,468 Get Admission Info
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Tennessee Wesleyan College Private $20,500 Get Admission Info
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Trevecca Nazarene University Private $20,790 Get Admission Info
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Martin Methodist College Private $20,798 Get Admission Info
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Visible Music College Private $21,000 Get Admission Info
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Tusculum College Private $21,620 Get Admission Info
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Carson Newman College Private $21,660 Get Admission Info
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