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
Hiwassee College

Madisonville, Tennessee

$18,484 NA NA
John A Gupton College

Nashville, Tennessee

$10,523 NA NA
Johnson University

Knoxville, Tennessee

$16,400 52 37
King College

Bristol, Tennessee

$30,106 50 48
L'Ecole Culinaire

Cordova, Tennessee

$12,351 NA NA
Lane College

Jackson, Tennessee

$9,270 NA NA
Le Moyne Owen College

Memphis, Tennessee

$10,776 NA NA
Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee

$18,840 36 25
Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee

$23,040 53 46
Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee

$32,080 67 74
Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Tennessee

$23,650 33 22
Maryville College

Maryville, Tennessee

$35,448 48 71
Memphis College of Art

Memphis, Tennessee

$32,400 NA NA
Miller Motte Technical College Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$9,900 NA NA
Miller Motte Technical College Clarksville

Clarksville, Tennessee

$10,080 NA NA
Miller Motte Technical College Madison

Madison, Tennessee

$9,540 NA NA
Milligan College

Milligan College, Tennessee

$27,700 NA NA
National College of Business and Technology Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee

$15,732 NA NA
Nossi College of Art

Madison, Tennessee

$18,900 NA NA
O'More College of Design

Franklin, Tennessee

$29,880 32 2