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Best Colleges in Tennessee

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Tennessee. By school type, there are 2 public and 8 private schools in best schools in Tennessee. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Tennessee
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleKnoxville, TNPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Rhodes CollegeMemphis, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
4 Union UniversityJackson, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Lipscomb UniversityNashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Freed-Hardeman UniversityHenderson, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 The University of Tennessee-ChattanoogaChattanooga, TNPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Bryan College-DaytonDayton, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
9 Trevecca Nazarene UniversityNashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Belmont UniversityNashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Tennessee is $28,500 for State residents and $33,581 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 61.60% and graduation rate is 66.00%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Tennessee
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Vanderbilt University $54,158 9% 93% 7:112,824
2 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville $13,264 / $31,664 79% 72% 17:128,894
3 Rhodes College $50,910 45% 80% 10:12,036
4 Union University $34,630 53% 68% 10:13,247
5 Lipscomb University $34,744 63% 68% 13:14,620
6 Freed-Hardeman University $22,950 88% 58% 13:12,037
7 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga $9,656 / $25,774 82% 48% 19:111,638
8 Bryan College-Dayton $17,050 51% 45% 12:11,363
9 Trevecca Nazarene University $26,898 62% 56% 20:13,927
10 Belmont University $37,030 84% 72% 14:18,260
Average$28,500 / $33,58161.60%66.00%13.50:17,885
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Tennesseeand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.