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
#21 Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, Private For Profit

$25,840 NA NA
#22 Visible Music College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$26,250 39 5
#23 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Public Not For Profit

$26,939 31 10
#24 Bethel University

McKenzie, Private Not For Profit

$27,408 24 14
#25 Free Will Baptist Bible College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$28,310 NA NA
#26 Lee University

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$28,695 37 28
#27 Hiwassee College

Madisonville, Private Not For Profit

$29,358 NA NA
#28 Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Private Not For Profit

$31,260 NA NA
#29 Aquinas College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$32,000 69 74
#30 Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, Private Not For Profit

$32,200 43 57
#31 Tennessee State University

Nashville, Public Not For Profit

$32,244 NA NA
#32 Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Private Not For Profit

$32,390 57 69
#33 South College

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$33,110 NA NA
#34 Cumberland University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$33,220 33 2
#35 Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, Private Not For Profit

$34,600 46 83
#36 Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Private Not For Profit

$34,800 35 34
#37 Fisk University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$34,954 38 6
#38 Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$34,998 54 77
#39 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Public Not For Profit

$35,948 51 36
#40 Milligan College

Milligan College, Private Not For Profit

$36,280 NA NA