Universities & Colleges in Tennessee

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
Vanderbilt University (Nashville) 13634$55408 / $55408$52272 / $52272
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Knoxville) 31477$14636 / $32408$14636 / $33454
University of Memphis (Memphis) 24603$10454 / $14636$11499 / $15681
Rhodes College (Memphis) 2120$52272 / $52272$52272 / $52272
Sewanee-The University of the South (Sewanee) 2004$48090 / $48090$18818 / $18818
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences (Memphis) 1079$11499 / $11499$N/A / $N/A
Belmont University (Nashville) 8733$37636 / $37636$25090 / $25090
Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville) 5017$28227 / $28227$11499 / $11499
Union University (Jackson) 3718$24045 / $24045$10454 / $10454
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (Chattanooga) 12718$10454 / $27181$11499 / $19863
Lipscomb University (Nashville) 4680$30318 / $30318$19863 / $19863
Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville) 11154$9409 / $26136$12545 / $28227
Tennessee Wesleyan College (Athens) 1108$27181 / $27181$21954 / $21954
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) 25239$10454 / $29272$11499 / $28227
Johnson University (Knoxville) 1379$17772 / $17772$11499 / $11499
Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate) 5587$24045 / $24045$19863 / $19863
Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson) 1828$22999 / $22999$11499 / $11499
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) 16350$10454 / $29272$11499 / $27181
Aquinas College (Nashville) 384$21954 / $21954$14636 / $14636
Cumberland University (Lebanon) 1550$22999 / $22999$6272 / $6272
Austin Peay State University (Clarksville) 12707$9409 / $14636$10454 / $15681
Fisk University (Nashville) 800$24045 / $24045$22999 / $22999
Lee University (Cleveland) 5985$19863 / $19863$14636 / $14636
Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City) 3126$30318 / $30318$10454 / $10454
Maryville College (Maryville) 1213$34499 / $34499$N/A / $N/A
Watkins College of Art Design & Film (Nashville) 204$26136 / $26136$26136 / $26136
Bryan College-Dayton (Dayton) 1489$25090 / $25090$11499 / $11499
Tusculum College (Greeneville) 1809$24045 / $24045$7318 / $7318
King University (Bristol) 2920$28227 / $28227$10454 / $10454
Bethel University (McKenzie) 5951$11499 / $11499$12545 / $12545
Hiwassee College (Madisonville) 280$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
Lane College (Jackson) 1376$10454 / $10454$N/A / $N/A
Christian Brothers University (Memphis) 2330$35545 / $35545$14636 / $14636
The University of Tennessee-Martin (Martin) 8264$10454 / $16727$11499 / $17772
Le Moyne-Owen College (Memphis) 945$11499 / $11499$N/A / $N/A
Richmont Graduate University (Chattanooga) 258$N/A / $N/A$16727 / $16727
Martin Methodist College (Pulaski) 1105$25090 / $25090$8363 / $8363
Welch College (Nashville) 346$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Daymar Institute-Clarksville (Clarksville) 533$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc (Madison) 224$N/A / $N/A$74226 / $74226
Nossi College of Art (Madison) 259$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
O'More College of Design (Franklin) 167$29272 / $29272$N/A / $N/A
Milligan College (Milligan College) 0$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro (Murfreesboro) 145$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Daymar Institute-Nashville (Nashville) 153$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Fountainhead College of Technology (Knoxville) 94$15681 / $15681$N/A / $N/A
American Baptist College (Nashville) 157$11499 / $11499$N/A / $N/A
Meharry Medical College (Nashville) 829$N/A / $N/A$30318 / $30318
South College (Knoxville) 4893$18818 / $18818$29272 / $29272
Memphis College of Art (Memphis) 125$35545 / $35545$36590 / $36590
Tennessee State University (Nashville) 8723$10454 / $22999$12545 / $25090
Remington College-Memphis Campus (Memphis) 724$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Cleveland) 677$3136 / $3136$12545 / $12545
Memphis Theological Seminary (Memphis) 267$N/A / $N/A$13590 / $13590
Williamson Christian College (Franklin) 61$15681 / $15681$12545 / $12545
Southern Adventist University (Collegedale) 3125$21954 / $21954$11499 / $11499
Southern College of Optometry (Memphis) 528$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Argosy University-Nashville (Nashville) 392$14636 / $14636$14636 / $14636
Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City) 0$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville (Nashville) 740$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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The state of Tennessee is located in the south-eastern part of the United States. Nashville is the capital of the State while Memphis is the largest city bearing a population of ~ 670,000. According to the United States Census Bureau the estimated population of Tennessee was 6,403,353 in 2011. Rutherford County however has the maximum concentration of population.

Climate

The state experiences a temperate climate, where the monthly average temperature ranges from a high of ~ 91 F to a low of ~27 F.

Studying in Tennessee

The Public higher education in the state of Tennessee is managed by two boards. "The Tennessee Board of Regents" supervises 13 community colleges, 26 technology centers and 6 universities. The second is the University Of Tennessee Board Of Trustees that has 4 universities under it.

With growing industries and work opportunities Tennessee is now drawing huge attention of international students every year. Some of the important education centres of the state are
  • University of Tennessee,
  • Vanderbilt University,
  • Tennessee Technological University,
  • Lee University,
  • Tennessee State University
    The state admitted ~ 6,400 international students during 2011 with maximum number of students from countries namely, china, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, India and Malaysia. The Vanderbilt University and University Of Tennessee Knoxville had the maximum number of international student followed by East Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and University of Tennessee - Martin.

    The University of Tennessee (UT) Knoxville, founded in the year 1794, allows the students to customize their education by choosing from approximately 170 majors. Due to the highest number of international students in Vanderbilt University, this university has "international office" that assists students in case of any issue. Apart from this, there are numerous intercultural leadership services and program conducted to help international student feel comfortable.

    Tuition Fee

    An average tuition fee in Tennessee is around ~$25,000 with room and boarding cost of ~ ~$8400 and ~$4500 as other expenses. The University of Tennessee has an annual tuition cost of ~$18000 for international students while Vanderbilt University reports a tuition cost of approx. $35,000 in 2011.

    Financial Aid

    International students coming to Tennessee for higher education are not applicable for Federal Financial Aid however; they are eligible for scholarships and grants offered by the specific university.

    Cost of Living

    The cost of living in Tennessee is lower than that of United State's national average. Consumer price index is ~ 6% lower than U.S. city average.

    Average Salary

    Median household income for a period of 2006 to 2010 in Tennessee is $43,000 while per capita income is around ~$23,000. The average salary is also lower than the nationwide average by ~$5,000. The state thus ranks 44th in United States of America in terms of its average income statistics. A bachelor's degree holder gets an average annual payment of ~$52,000 while for a Doctorate the amount is as high as ~$75,000.

    Economy

    The top industries in Tennessee are manufacturing, automotive and health care. The fortune five hundred companies of the state include FedEx, International Paper, Dollar General, HCA Holdings, Vanguard Health Systems, Eastman Chemical and many more.