Tennessee Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by Out of State Tuition for 2022

Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2020/2021 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Leading the colleges list is Victory University in Memphis with an out of state tuition of $8,640.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#21 Bryan College

Dayton, Private Not For Profit

$16,900 NA NA
#22 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Public Not For Profit

$18,390 52 43
#23 Hiwassee College

Madisonville, Private Not For Profit

$18,484 NA NA
#24 Lee University

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

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

Madison, Private For Profit

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

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$19,582 NA NA
#27 Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, Private For Profit

$19,884 NA NA
#28 Visible Music College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$20,000 26 NA
#29 Fisk University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$20,220 39 14
#30 Tennessee State University

Nashville, Public Not For Profit

$20,574 NA NA
#31 Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, Private For Profit

$20,724 NA NA
#32 Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, Private For Profit

$21,004 NA NA
#33 Aquinas College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$21,350 69 74
#34 Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Private Not For Profit

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

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$22,800 NA NA
#36 Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, Private Not For Profit

$22,950 45 60
#37 Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Private Not For Profit

$23,040 53 46
#38 Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Private Not For Profit

$23,650 33 22
#39 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit

$23,954 41 33
#40 Cumberland University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$24,336 NA NA