The Best Value Colleges in Tennessee by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2023
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 96th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $25,804 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 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.
#1 Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Private Not For Profit
#2 Rhodes College
Memphis, Private Not For Profit
#3 Union University
Jackson, Private Not For Profit
#4 Sewanee The University of the South
Sewanee, Private Not For Profit
#5 The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Public Not For Profit