College Costs in Tennessee

The 2022 Directory of Tennessee Colleges and Prices

Tennessee Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Tennessee?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Tennessee was $16,313 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is $1,392 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Tennessee in the middle of the pack as the 17th most expensive and 36th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of ($375) from the 2019-2020 average of $16,688 and represents a -2.25% annual decline. The list of Tennessee colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 86 colleges and universities in Tennessee, the most popular being The University of Tennessee with 26,731 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $11,332. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $52,781.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Tennessee colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Tennessee or cheap Tennessee colleges guide.

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All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore Tennessee Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
American Baptist College

Nashville, Tennessee

$11,160 NA NA
Aquinas College

Nashville, Tennessee

$21,350 69 74
Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee

$6,720 33 11
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Memphis, Tennessee

$11,112 57 95
Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

$35,310 64 39
Bethel University

McKenzie, Tennessee

$15,750 31 28
Bryan College

Dayton, Tennessee

$16,900 NA NA
Carson Newman College

Jefferson City, Tennessee

$28,200 38 35
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$10,665 NA NA
Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$3,744 NA NA
Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee

$33,900 52 78
Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland, Tennessee

$4,032 NA NA
Columbia State Community College

Columbia, Tennessee

$4,242 NA NA
Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee

$24,336 NA NA
Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, Tennessee

$19,884 NA NA
Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

$21,004 NA NA
Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

$20,724 NA NA
DeVry University Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

$15,835 NA NA
Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg, Tennessee

$4,032 NA NA
East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee

$7,340 51 54