Tennessee Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by Out of State Tuition for 2021

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 2018/2019 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 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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Victory University

Memphis, Private For Profit

$8,640 NA NA
#2 Lane College

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

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

Nashville, Private For Profit

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

Knoxville, Private For Profit

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

Cordova, Private For Profit

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

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

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

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$10,776 14 6
#8 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$10,872 59 92
#9 American Baptist College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$11,160 NA NA
#10 Tennessee Temple University

Chattanooga, Private Not For Profit

$11,590 NA NA
#11 University of Memphis

Memphis, Public Not For Profit

$12,048 41 46
#12 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Public Not For Profit

$12,264 31 10
#13 Williamson Christian College

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

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

Chattanooga, Private For Profit

$13,986 NA NA
#15 The University of Tennessee Martin

Martin, Public Not For Profit

$14,254 48 72
#16 Fountainhead College of Technology

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$14,550 NA NA
#17 Johnson University

Knoxville, Private Not For Profit

$15,480 51 32
#18 Bethel University

McKenzie, Private Not For Profit

$15,750 24 14
#19 DeVry University Tennessee

Memphis, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#20 South College

Knoxville, Private For Profit

$16,500 NA NA
#21 Nossi College of Art

Madison, Private For Profit

$17,700 NA NA
#22 Lee University

Cleveland, Private Not For Profit

$18,120 37 28
#23 Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, Private For Profit

$18,400 NA NA
#24 Hiwassee College

Madisonville, Private Not For Profit

$18,484 NA NA
#25 Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, Private For Profit

$18,900 NA NA
#26 Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, Private For Profit

$19,000 NA NA
#27 Free Will Baptist Bible College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$19,582 NA NA
#28 Fisk University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$20,220 38 6
#29 Visible Music College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$20,250 39 5
#30 Tennessee State University

Nashville, Public Not For Profit

$20,574 NA NA
#31 Aquinas College

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$21,350 69 74
#32 Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Private Not For Profit

$21,650 NA NA
#33 Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Private Not For Profit

$22,200 57 69
#34 Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$22,800 49 8
#35 Cumberland University

Lebanon, Private Not For Profit

$22,950 33 2
#36 Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, Private Not For Profit

$22,950 43 57
#37 Martin Methodist College

Pulaski, Private Not For Profit

$23,200 35 34
#38 Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Public Not For Profit

$23,520 51 36
#39 Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, Private Not For Profit

$23,900 46 83
#40 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Public Not For Profit

$23,954 40 31
#41 Tusculum College

Greeneville, Private Not For Profit

$24,860 25 13
#42 Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$25,198 54 77
#43 East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Public Not For Profit

$25,487 49 46
#44 Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Public Not For Profit

$25,872 45 42
#45 Carson Newman College

Jefferson City, Private Not For Profit

$27,600 47 60
#46 Milligan College

Milligan College, Private Not For Profit

$27,700 NA NA
#47 Bryan College

Dayton, Private Not For Profit

$27,900 NA NA
#48 King College

Bristol, Private Not For Profit

$28,948 49 46
#49 The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Public Not For Profit

$29,522 67 61
#50 O'More College of Design

Franklin, Private Not For Profit

$29,880 33 3
#51 Lipscomb University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$30,860 68 73
#52 Memphis College of Art

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$32,400 NA NA
#53 Union University

Jackson, Private Not For Profit

$32,650 72 74
#54 Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$32,920 51 68
#55 Belmont University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$34,000 63 25
#56 Maryville College

Maryville, Private Not For Profit

$34,752 47 65
#57 Sewanee The University of the South

Sewanee, Private Not For Profit

$46,200 80 79
#58 Rhodes College

Memphis, Private Not For Profit

$48,888 78 89
#59 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Private Not For Profit

$50,800 97 98