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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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
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
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
Visible Music College

Memphis, Tennessee

$20,000 26 NA
Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, Tennessee

$22,800 NA NA
William Moore College of Technology

Memphis, Tennessee

$7,223 NA NA
Williamson Christian College

Franklin, Tennessee

$13,500 NA NA