Tennessee Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Tennessee by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

Best Value Colleges in Tennessee by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Tennessee schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Tennessee ranking goes to Vanderbilt University with a 97th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $25,855 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Tennessee's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$25,855 97 98
#2 Rhodes College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$30,632 78 89
#3 Sewanee The University of the South

Sewanee, Private Not For Profit

$34,971 80 79
#4 Lipscomb University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$26,013 68 73
#5 Union University

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

$31,980 72 74
#6 The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Public Not For Profit

$21,024 67 61