Private Colleges in Tennessee

The 2022 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 $24,846 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a change of ($35) from the 2019-2020 average of $24,881 and represents a -0.14% annual decline. 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 12,309 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $52,781. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive private school in Tennessee with an in-state tuition of $52,781.

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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 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
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
Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee

$33,900 52 78
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
Fisk University

Nashville, Tennessee

$20,220 39 14
Fortis Institute

Cookeville, Tennessee

$15,101 NA NA
Fortis Institute Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

$15,313 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

$22,950 45 60