Tennessee Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by Out of State Total Cost for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 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 University of Phoenix Memphis Campus

Cordova, Private For Profit

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

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

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

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$17,312 57 95
#6 Le Moyne Owen College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$19,426 NA NA
#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

$23,586 45 69
#14 DeVry University Tennessee

Memphis, Private For Profit

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

Madison, Private For Profit

$25,250 NA NA
#16 Williamson Christian College

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$25,350 NA NA
#17 University of Memphis

Memphis, Public Not For Profit

$25,527 39 43
#18 Visible Music College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$26,000 26 NA
#19 Bryan College

Dayton, Private Not For Profit

$26,100 NA NA
#20 Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, Private For Profit

$26,859 NA NA
#21 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Public Not For Profit

$27,217 33 11
#22 Johnson University

Knoxville, Private Not For Profit

$27,442 52 37
#23 Bethel University

McKenzie, Private Not For Profit

$27,578 31 27
#24 Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, Private For Profit

$27,699 NA NA
#25 Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, Private For Profit

$27,979 NA NA
#26 Free Will Baptist Bible College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$28,310 NA NA
#27 Hiwassee College

Madisonville, Private Not For Profit

$29,358 NA NA
#28 Lee University

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$29,400 36 25
#29 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Public Not For Profit

$29,798 52 43
#30 Aquinas College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$32,000 69 74
#31 Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, Private Not For Profit

$32,200 45 60
#32 Tennessee State University

Nashville, Public Not For Profit

$32,244 NA NA
#33 Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Private Not For Profit

$32,300 53 33
#34 Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Private Not For Profit

$33,390 53 46
#35 South College

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$34,329 NA NA
#36 Fisk University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$35,044 39 14
#37 Cumberland University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$35,076 NA NA
#38 Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, Private Not For Profit

$35,460 50 83
#39 Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Private Not For Profit

$35,950 33 22
#40 Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$35,998 58 81
#41 Milligan College

Milligan College, Private Not For Profit

$36,280 NA NA
#42 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit

$36,674 41 33
#43 East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Public Not For Profit

$37,694 51 54
#44 Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$37,750 NA NA
#45 Tusculum College

Greeneville, Private Not For Profit

$38,070 28 16
#46 O'More College of Design

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$38,130 32 2
#47 Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Public Not For Profit

$38,288 43 40
#48 Carson Newman College

Jefferson City, Private Not For Profit

$39,994 38 34
#49 King College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$42,786 50 48
#50 Memphis College of Art

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$43,670 NA NA
#51 The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Public Not For Profit

$44,908 68 62
#52 Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$45,585 52 78
#53 Union University

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

$46,680 71 89
#54 Maryville College

Maryville, Private Not For Profit

$49,536 49 71
#55 Lipscomb University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$50,048 67 74
#56 Belmont University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$51,320 64 39
#57 Sewanee The University of the South

Sewanee, Private Not For Profit

$62,880 81 78
#58 Rhodes College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$63,851 79 91
#59 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$73,022 96 98