Tennessee Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Tennessee but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Tennessee for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 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 out of 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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Tennessee's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of 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 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$16,920 59 92
#4 University of Phoenix Memphis Campus

Cordova, Private For Profit

$17,070 NA NA
#5 University of Phoenix Chattanooga Campus

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

$17,070 NA NA
#6 Le Moyne Owen College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$18,546 14 6
#7 Tennessee Temple University

Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit

$19,960 NA NA
#8 Lane College

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

$20,100 NA NA
#9 Victory University

Memphis, Private For Profit

$20,876 NA NA
#10 American Baptist College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

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

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

$22,852 NA NA
#12 Fountainhead College of Technology

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$23,132 NA NA
#13 The University of Tennessee Martin

Martin, Public Not For Profit

$23,584 48 72
#14 DeVry University Tennessee

Memphis, Private For Profit

$23,769 NA NA
#15 Nossi College of Art

Madison, Private For Profit

$23,900 NA NA
#16 Johnson University

Knoxville, Private Not For Profit

$25,066 51 32
#17 Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, Private For Profit

$25,240 NA NA
#18 Williamson Christian College

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$25,350 NA NA
#19 University of Memphis

Memphis, Public Not For Profit

$25,527 41 46
#20 Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, Private For Profit

$25,740 NA NA