Tennessee In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Tuition for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $6,720.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Tennessee's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Public Not For Profit

$6,720 33 11
#2 Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Public Not For Profit

$7,200 43 40
#3 East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Public Not For Profit

$7,340 51 54
#4 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit

$7,836 41 33
#5 Tennessee State University

Nashville, Public Not For Profit

$7,854 NA NA
#6 University of Memphis

Memphis, Public Not For Profit

$8,208 39 43
#7 The University of Tennessee Martin

Martin, Public Not For Profit

$8,214 45 69
#8 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Public Not For Profit

$8,358 52 43
#9 Victory University

Memphis, Private For Profit

$8,640 NA NA
#10 Lane College

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

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

Nashville, Private For Profit

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

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$9,480 NA NA
#13 University of Phoenix Memphis Campus

Cordova, Private For Profit

$10,080 NA NA
#14 University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

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

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

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

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$11,112 57 95
#17 American Baptist College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

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

Knoxville, Public Not For Profit

$11,332 68 62
#19 Tennessee Temple University

Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit

$11,590 NA NA
#20 Williamson Christian College

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$13,500 NA NA
#21 Virginia College School of Business and Health

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

$13,986 NA NA
#22 Fountainhead College of Technology

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$14,550 NA NA
#23 Bethel University

McKenzie, Private Not For Profit

$15,750 31 28
#24 DeVry University Tennessee

Memphis, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#25 Johnson University

Knoxville, Private Not For Profit

$16,400 52 37
#26 South College

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$16,450 NA NA
#27 Bryan College

Dayton, Private Not For Profit

$16,900 NA NA
#28 Hiwassee College

Madisonville, Private Not For Profit

$18,484 NA NA
#29 Lee University

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$18,840 36 25
#30 Nossi College of Art

Madison, Private For Profit

$18,900 NA NA
#31 Free Will Baptist Bible College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$19,582 NA NA
#32 Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, Private For Profit

$19,884 NA NA
#33 Visible Music College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$20,000 26 NA
#34 Fisk University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$20,220 39 14
#35 Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, Private For Profit

$20,724 NA NA
#36 Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, Private For Profit

$21,004 NA NA
#37 Aquinas College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$21,350 69 74
#38 Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Private Not For Profit

$22,060 53 33
#39 Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$22,800 NA NA
#40 Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, Private Not For Profit

$22,950 45 60
#41 Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Private Not For Profit

$23,040 53 46
#42 Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Private Not For Profit

$23,650 33 22
#43 Cumberland University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$24,336 NA NA
#44 Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, Private Not For Profit

$24,600 50 83
#45 Tusculum College

Greeneville, Private Not For Profit

$25,350 28 16
#46 Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$25,998 58 81
#47 Milligan College

Milligan College, Private Not For Profit

$27,700 NA NA
#48 Carson Newman College

Jefferson City, Private Not For Profit

$28,200 38 35
#49 O'More College of Design

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$29,880 32 2
#50 King College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$30,106 50 48
#51 Lipscomb University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$32,080 67 74
#52 Memphis College of Art

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$32,400 NA NA
#53 Union University

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

$33,480 71 89
#54 Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$33,900 52 78
#55 Belmont University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$35,310 64 39
#56 Maryville College

Maryville, Private Not For Profit

$35,448 48 71
#57 Sewanee The University of the South

Sewanee, Private Not For Profit

$47,708 81 78
#58 Rhodes College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$50,600 79 91
#59 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$52,781 96 98