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75 Colleges
7,292 Yearly Graduations
$59,780 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,010 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 7,292 students received a nursing degree from a college in Tennessee, making it rank #23 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Tennessee is $14,945 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $20,985 a year.

About 50% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,252 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
474 Yearly Degrees
$9,259 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,268 undergraduates at ETSU, of which 9,533 are full-time, and there are 14,317 students altogether. For undergraduates at ETSU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

49% of ETSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,718 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ETSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
448 Yearly Degrees
$52,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,861 undergraduates at Vanderbilt, of which 6,789 are full-time, and there are 12,824 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 11% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,367 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Vanderbilt with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$22,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,798 students at LMU in total, 1,953 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,395 are full-time. For undergraduates at LMU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

60% of LMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,201 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from LMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
384 Yearly Degrees
$9,912 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Memphis is 21,458, of which 17,233 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,064 are full-time. It takes the average UofM undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,643 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees
$13,264 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,815 undergraduates at UT Knoxville, of which 21,489 are full-time, and there are 28,894 students altogether. For undergraduates at UT Knoxville, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

45% of UT Knoxville students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,418 a year. UT Knoxville has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UT Knoxville is $36,900.

#6

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$22,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,942 students at Southern Adventist in total, 2,531 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,139 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southern Adventist is 4.7 years.

53% of Southern Adventist students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,390 a year. Southern Adventist has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Adventist with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$22,415 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Union University is 3,247, of which 2,184 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,778 are full-time. For undergraduates at Union, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

56% of Union students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,207 a year. Union has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
205 Yearly Degrees
$10,889 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,280 students at UTHSC in total, 359 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 338 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#9

King University

Bristol, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$30,616 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,948 students at King in total, 1,579 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,460 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,512 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from King is $40,400.

#10

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
189 Yearly Degrees
$35,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Belmont University is 8,260, of which 6,666 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,367 are full-time. It takes the average Belmont undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Roughly 37% of students at Belmont take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,608 a year. Belmont has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,600 during the early-career years.

#11

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees
$9,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,638 students at UT Chattanooga in total, 10,239 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,099 are full-time. For undergraduates at UT Chattanooga, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

95% of UT Chattanooga students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $2,875 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UT Chattanooga is $30,900.

#12

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
164 Yearly Degrees
$8,303 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,954 students at Austin Peay State University in total, 9,871 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,993 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

58% of Austin Peay State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,699 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#13

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees
$8,934 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,006 undergraduates at Tennessee Tech University, of which 7,999 are full-time, and there are 10,186 students altogether. For undergraduates at Tennessee Tech University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

49% of Tennessee Tech University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,892 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
144 Yearly Degrees

There are 888 students at TCAT - Nashville in total, 726 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$12,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,056 undergraduates at Baptist College of Health Sciences, of which 487 are full-time, and there are 1,064 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

79% of Baptist College of Health Sciences students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,265 a year. Baptist College of Health Sciences has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,100 during the early-career years.

#16

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
131 Yearly Degrees
$9,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,631 students at Middle Tennessee State University in total, 19,252 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,511 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,631 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

#17

Walters State Community College

Morristown, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
124 Yearly Degrees
$4,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,144 students at WSCC in total, 2,995 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

WSCC has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSCC is $23,000.

#18

Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
122 Yearly Degrees
$24,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,093 undergraduates at CU, of which 1,694 are full-time, and there are 2,405 students altogether. For undergraduates at CU, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 30% of students at CU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,617 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CU is $34,600.

Public Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees

There are 583 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Dickson, and 713 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCAT - Dickson is $21,500.

Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees

There are 458 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Elizabethton, and 484 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#21

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
117 Yearly Degrees
$4,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,241 students at Chattanooga State Community College in total, 4,072 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Chattanooga State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,371 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chattanooga State Community College is $25,000.

Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville is 792, which includes 700 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,200 during the early-career years.

#23

South College

Knoxville, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
111 Yearly Degrees
$17,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South College is 2,722, of which 1,944 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,944 are full-time. It takes the average South College undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 58% of students at South College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
100 Yearly Degrees
$4,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dyersburg State Community College is 2,977, which includes 1,204 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,841 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees

There are 408 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Jackson, and 547 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at TCAT - Jackson is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Students who graduate from TCAT - Jackson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Tennessee Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Roane State Community College 85
26 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hartsville 85
28 Tennessee State University 84
28 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown 84
30 Columbia State Community College 78
31 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston 71
32 Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc 70
32 Jackson State Community College 70
34 Carson - Newman University 66
34 The University of Tennessee - Martin 66
36 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Newbern 65
36 Pellissippi State Community College 65
38 Tennessee Wesleyan University 63
39 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro 62
39 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Paris 62
41 Motlow State Community College 61
42 Northeast State Community College 59
43 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis 56
44 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hohenwald 54
45 Lipscomb University 53
46 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Ripley 52
47 Freed-Hardeman University 47
48 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Athens 45
49 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville 44
50 Southwest Tennessee Community College 43
50 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida - Huntsville 43
52 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Covington 40
53 Tusculum College 39
54 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Whiteville 38
55 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman 37
56 Fortis Institute - Nashville 35
57 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville 34
58 Lee University 33
59 Concorde Career College - Memphis 32
59 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski 32
59 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jacksboro 32
59 Milligan College 32
63 Nashville State Community College 29
64 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McMinnville 27
64 Bethel University 27
66 Chattanooga College Medical, Dental, and Technical Careers 25
67 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump 24
68 Martin Methodist College 19
69 Miller-Motte College Chattanooga 15
69 Trevecca Nazarene University 15
71 Christian Brothers University 12
72 Cleveland State Community College 9
73 Remington College - Memphis Campus 4
74 Health-Tech Institute of Memphis 3
75 Strayer University - Tennessee 1

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