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.

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 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore Tennessee Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Remington College Memphis Campus

Memphis, Tennessee

$15,498 NA NA
Remington College Nashville Campus

Nashville, Tennessee

$16,565 NA NA
Rhodes College

Memphis, Tennessee

$50,600 79 91
Sewanee The University of the South

Sewanee, Tennessee

$47,708 81 78
South College

Knoxville, Tennessee

$16,450 NA NA
Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee

$22,060 53 33
Tennessee Temple University

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$11,590 NA NA
Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, Tennessee

$24,600 50 83
Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee

$25,998 58 81
Tusculum College

Greeneville, Tennessee

$25,350 28 16
Union University

Jackson, Tennessee

$33,480 71 89
University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$10,080 NA NA
University of Phoenix Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee

$9,480 NA NA
University of Phoenix Memphis Campus

Cordova, Tennessee

$10,080 NA NA
University of Phoenix Nashville Campus

Nashville, Tennessee

$9,462 NA NA
Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

$52,781 96 98
Vatterott Career College Memphis Appling Farms

Memphis, Tennessee

$10,241 NA NA
Vatterott Career College Memphis Dividend Drive

Memphis, Tennessee

$10,238 NA NA
Victory University

Memphis, Tennessee

$8,640 NA NA
Virginia College School of Business and Health

Chattanooga, Tennessee

$13,986 NA NA