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 98th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $22,173 average net price.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Tennessee's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
Average Net Price
1) Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
98 77
Average Net Price
2) Rhodes College
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
84 66
Average Net Price
3) Bryan College
Dayton, Private Not For Profit
81 80
Average Net Price
4) Lipscomb University
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
72 68
Average Net Price
5) Union University
Jackson, Private Not For Profit
73 64