Tennessee In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Total Cost for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Tennessee these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Tennessee list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Tennessee tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Tennessee are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2021/2022 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Leading the colleges list is University of Phoenix Nashville Campus in Nashville with an in state total cost of $16,452.

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.

Tennessee's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 University of Phoenix Nashville Campus

Nashville, Private For Profit

$16,452 NA NA
#2 University of Phoenix Knoxville

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$16,470 NA NA
#3 University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

$17,070 NA NA
#4 University of Phoenix Memphis Campus

Cordova, Private For Profit

$17,070 NA NA
#5 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$17,312 60 96
#6 The University of Tennessee Martin

Martin, Public Not For Profit

$18,162 41 58
#7 Tennessee State University

Nashville, Public Not For Profit

$18,384 NA NA
#8 Le Moyne Owen College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$19,426 16 8
#9 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Public Not For Profit

$19,932 52 44
#10 Tennessee Temple University

Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit

$19,960 NA NA
#11 Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Public Not For Profit

$20,068 47 47
#12 Lane College

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

$20,100 NA NA
#13 Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Private Not For Profit

$20,300 34 85
#14 East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Public Not For Profit

$20,370 49 52
#15 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit

$20,748 38 30
#16 Victory University

Memphis, Private For Profit

$20,876 NA NA
#17 University of Memphis

Memphis, Public Not For Profit

$21,010 36 38
#18 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Public Not For Profit

$21,737 33 10
#19 American Baptist College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$22,614 NA NA
#20 Virginia College School of Business and Health

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

$22,852 NA NA