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Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Tennessee but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Tennessee for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2017/2018 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Leading the colleges list is Victory University in Memphis with an out of state tuition of $8,640.

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 Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$8,640
Out of State Tuition
1) Victory University
Memphis, Private For Profit
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$8,760
Out of State Tuition
2) American Baptist College
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
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$9,000
Out of State Tuition
3) Lane College
Jackson, Private Not For Profit
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$9,462
Out of State Tuition
4) University of Phoenix Nashville Campus
Nashville, Private For Profit
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$9,480
Out of State Tuition
5) University of Phoenix Knoxville
Knoxville, Private For Profit
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$10,080
Out of State Tuition
6) University of Phoenix Memphis Campus
Cordova, Private For Profit
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$10,080
Out of State Tuition
7) University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus
Chattanooga, Private For Profit
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$10,152
Out of State Tuition
8) Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
73 87
$10,776
Out of State Tuition
9) Le Moyne Owen College
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
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$11,590
Out of State Tuition
10) Tennessee Temple University
Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit
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$12,150
Out of State Tuition
11) Williamson Christian College
Franklin, Private Not For Profit
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$13,578
Out of State Tuition
12) The University of Tennessee Martin
Martin, Public Not For Profit
52 83
$13,780
Out of State Tuition
13) Johnson University
Knoxville, Private Not For Profit
72 82
$13,986
Out of State Tuition
14) Virginia College School of Business and Health
Chattanooga, Private For Profit
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$14,550
Out of State Tuition
15) Fountainhead College of Technology
Knoxville, Private For Profit
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$15,000
Out of State Tuition
16) Daymar Institute Nashville
Nashville, Private For Profit
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$15,000
Out of State Tuition
17) Daymar Institute Clarksville
Clarksville, Private For Profit
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$15,000
Out of State Tuition
18) Daymar Institute Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, Private For Profit
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$15,292
Out of State Tuition
19) Bethel University
McKenzie, Private Not For Profit
32 40
$15,644
Out of State Tuition
20) Hiwassee College
Madisonville, Private Not For Profit
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