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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 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Leading the colleges list is Austin Peay State University in Clarksville with an in state tuition of $6,384.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Tennessee's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$6,384
In State Tuition
1) Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Public Not For Profit
28 59
$6,726
In State Tuition
2) Tennessee State University
Nashville, Public Not For Profit
- -
$6,840
In State Tuition
3) Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Public Not For Profit
49 77
$6,888
In State Tuition
4) East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Public Not For Profit
38 61
$6,888
In State Tuition
5) The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit
42 71
$7,296
In State Tuition
6) Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Public Not For Profit
59 76
$7,680
In State Tuition
7) University of Memphis
Memphis, Public Not For Profit
53 76
$7,818
In State Tuition
8) The University of Tennessee Martin
Martin, Public Not For Profit
52 83
$8,640
In State Tuition
9) Victory University
Memphis, Private For Profit
- -
$8,760
In State Tuition
10) American Baptist College
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
- -
$9,000
In State Tuition
11) Lane College
Jackson, Private Not For Profit
- -
$9,462
In State Tuition
12) University of Phoenix Nashville Campus
Nashville, Private For Profit
- -
$9,480
In State Tuition
13) University of Phoenix Knoxville
Knoxville, Private For Profit
- -
$10,080
In State Tuition
14) University of Phoenix Memphis Campus
Cordova, Private For Profit
- -
$10,080
In State Tuition
15) University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus
Chattanooga, Private For Profit
- -
$10,152
In State Tuition
16) Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
73 87
$10,776
In State Tuition
17) Le Moyne Owen College
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
- -
$11,110
In State Tuition
18) The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Public Not For Profit
64 72
$11,590
In State Tuition
19) Tennessee Temple University
Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit
- -
$12,150
In State Tuition
20) Williamson Christian College
Franklin, Private Not For Profit
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