Universities & Colleges in Tennessee

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
Vanderbilt University (Nashville) 12567$46350 / $46350$46350 / $46350
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Knoxville) 27845$12360 / $31930$13390 / $31930
University of Memphis (Memphis) 20585$9270 / $21630$11330 / $19570
Rhodes College (Memphis) 2063$45320 / $45320$45320 / $45320
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences (Memphis) 1079$11330 / $11330$N/A / $N/A
Belmont University (Nashville) 7350$31930 / $31930$20600 / $20600
Austin Peay State University (Clarksville) 10099$8240 / $23690$10300 / $24720
Lipscomb University (Nashville) 4680$29870 / $29870$19570 / $19570
Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate) 3983$21630 / $21630$21630 / $21630
Union University (Jackson) 3583$30900 / $30900$7210 / $7210
Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson) 1828$22660 / $22660$11330 / $11330
Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville) 10900$9270 / $24720$10300 / $25750
Aquinas College (Nashville) 384$21630 / $21630$14420 / $14420
Cumberland University (Lebanon) 1550$22660 / $22660$6180 / $6180
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (Chattanooga) 11387$9270 / $25750$10300 / $26780
Johnson University (Knoxville) 1171$13390 / $13390$8240 / $8240
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) 22511$9270 / $25750$10300 / $23690
Lee University (Cleveland) 5041$16480 / $16480$15450 / $15450
Maryville College (Maryville) 1213$33990 / $33990$N/A / $N/A
Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville) 2640$24720 / $24720$11330 / $11330
Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City) 2528$26780 / $26780$9270 / $9270
Bryan College-Dayton (Dayton) 1489$24720 / $24720$11330 / $11330
Tusculum College (Greeneville) 1809$23690 / $23690$7210 / $7210
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) 14334$9270 / $25750$10300 / $24720
Tennessee Wesleyan College (Athens) 1027$23690 / $23690$5150 / $5150
King University (Bristol) 2920$27810 / $27810$10300 / $10300
Fisk University (Nashville) 855$22660 / $22660$22660 / $22660
Bethel University (McKenzie) 5951$11330 / $11330$12360 / $12360
Watkins College of Art Design & Film (Nashville) 292$21630 / $21630$N/A / $N/A
Hiwassee College (Madisonville) 280$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Lane College (Jackson) 1376$10300 / $10300$N/A / $N/A
Christian Brothers University (Memphis) 1842$31930 / $31930$23690 / $23690
The University of Tennessee-Martin (Martin) 6827$9270 / $23690$10300 / $24720
Le Moyne-Owen College (Memphis) 945$11330 / $11330$N/A / $N/A
Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Cleveland) 379$3090 / $3090$12360 / $12360
Daymar Institute-Nashville (Nashville) 153$18540 / $18540$N/A / $N/A
Meharry Medical College (Nashville) 829$N/A / $N/A$29870 / $29870
Sewanee-The University of the South (Sewanee) 1797$38110 / $38110$17510 / $17510
Daymar Institute-Clarksville (Clarksville) 533$18540 / $18540$N/A / $N/A
Remington College-Memphis Campus (Memphis) 724$16480 / $16480$N/A / $N/A
Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro (Murfreesboro) 145$18540 / $18540$N/A / $N/A
Argosy University-Nashville (Nashville) 392$14420 / $14420$14420 / $14420
Williamson Christian College (Franklin) 70$12360 / $12360$16480 / $16480
American Baptist College (Nashville) 157$11330 / $11330$N/A / $N/A
Welch College (Nashville) 346$18540 / $18540$N/A / $N/A
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc (Madison) 224$N/A / $N/A$73130 / $73130
Nossi College of Art (Madison) 259$18540 / $18540$N/A / $N/A
Richmont Graduate University (Chattanooga) 258$N/A / $N/A$16480 / $16480
The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville (Nashville) 740$18540 / $18540$N/A / $N/A
South College (Knoxville) 1335$20600 / $20600$18540 / $18540
Martin Methodist College (Pulaski) 1105$24720 / $24720$8240 / $8240
Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City) 0$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Southern College of Optometry (Memphis) 528$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Memphis College of Art (Memphis) 410$31930 / $31930$32960 / $32960
Memphis Theological Seminary (Memphis) 267$N/A / $N/A$13390 / $13390
Milligan College (Milligan College) 0$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
O'More College of Design (Franklin) 167$28840 / $28840$N/A / $N/A
Southern Adventist University (Collegedale) 3125$21630 / $21630$11330 / $11330
Fountainhead College of Technology (Knoxville) 94$15450 / $15450$N/A / $N/A
Tennessee State University (Nashville) 9167$8240 / $20600$10300 / $21630

*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.