Private Colleges in Tennessee

The 2023 Directory of Tennessee Private Colleges and Costs

Tennessee Private Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend private college in Tennessee?   The average annual in-state four year, not for profit private college tuition in Tennessee was $24,910 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $29 from the 2019-2020 average of $24,881 and represents a 0.12% annual increase. The list of Tennessee private colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 64 private colleges and universities in Tennessee, the most popular being Vanderbilt University with 12,600 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $54,840. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive private school in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $54,840.

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<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
American Baptist College

Nashville, Tennessee

$11,160 NA NA
Aquinas College

Nashville, Tennessee

$21,350 68 73
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Memphis, Tennessee

$11,112 60 96
Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

$36,650 62 35
Bethel University

McKenzie, Tennessee

$16,222 36 41
Bryan College

Dayton, Tennessee

$16,900 NA NA
Carson Newman College

Jefferson City, Tennessee

$29,920 37 30
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$10,665 NA NA
Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee

$34,820 46 68
Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee

$24,336 NA NA
Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, Tennessee

$21,969 NA NA
Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

$22,348 NA NA
Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

$22,348 NA NA
DeVry University Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

$15,835 NA NA
Fisk University

Nashville, Tennessee

$20,928 41 16
Fortis Institute

Cookeville, Tennessee

$15,101 NA NA
Fortis Institute Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

$15,434 NA NA
Fountainhead College of Technology

Knoxville, Tennessee

$14,550 NA NA
Free Will Baptist Bible College

Nashville, Tennessee

$19,582 NA NA
Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, Tennessee

$23,300 41 49