Tennessee In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Tuition for 2023

Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in Tennessee are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2021/2022 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Leading the colleges list is Austin Peay State University in Clarksville with an in state tuition of $6,816.

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 Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Public Not For Profit

$6,816 33 10
#2 Tennessee State University

Nashville, Public Not For Profit

$7,128 NA NA
#3 Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Public Not For Profit

$7,344 47 47
#4 East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Public Not For Profit

$7,486 49 52
#5 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit

$7,992 38 30
#6 University of Memphis

Memphis, Public Not For Profit

$8,352 36 38
#7 The University of Tennessee Martin

Martin, Public Not For Profit

$8,378 41 58
#8 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Public Not For Profit

$8,520 52 44
#9 Victory University

Memphis, Private For Profit

$8,640 NA NA
#10 Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Private Not For Profit

$9,000 34 85
#11 Lane College

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

$9,270 NA NA
#12 University of Phoenix Nashville Campus

Nashville, Private For Profit

$9,462 NA NA
#13 University of Phoenix Knoxville

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#14 University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

$10,080 NA NA
#15 University of Phoenix Memphis Campus

Cordova, Private For Profit

$10,080 NA NA
#16 Le Moyne Owen College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$10,776 16 8
#17 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$11,112 60 96
#18 American Baptist College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$11,160 NA NA
#19 The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Public Not For Profit

$11,332 68 64
#20 Tennessee Temple University

Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit

$11,590 NA NA