Community Colleges in Tennessee

The 2023 Directory of Tennessee Community Colleges and Costs

Tennessee Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Tennessee?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Tennessee was $8,362 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $745 from the 2019-2020 average of $7,617 and represents a 9.78% annual increase. The list of Tennessee community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 13 community colleges and universities in Tennessee, the most popular being Pellissippi State Community College with 4,201 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,104. Roane State Community College is the most expensive community school in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $4,414.

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.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Tennessee Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Columbia State Community College

Columbia, Tennessee

$4,326 NA NA
Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Jackson State Community College

Jackson, Tennessee

$4,326 NA NA
Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Nashville State Community College

Nashville, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Northeast State Community College

Blountville, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Roane State Community College

Harriman, Tennessee

$4,414 NA NA
Southwest Tennessee Community College

Memphis, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA
Walters State Community College

Morristown, Tennessee

$4,104 NA NA