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Best Colleges in Tennessee

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Institutional Characteristics

Next 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.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Tennessee
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TNPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Rhodes College
Memphis, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
4 Union University
Jackson, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Lipscomb University
Nashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
7 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, 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 University
Nashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Belmont University
Nashville, TNPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Tennessee is $28,500 for State residents and $32,616 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 61.60% and graduation rate is 66.00%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Tennessee
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Vanderbilt University
$52,070 9% 93% 7:16,106
2 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
$13,264 / $30,684 79% 72% 17:16,106
3 Rhodes College
$49,198 45% 80% 10:16,106
4 Union University
$22,415 53% 68% 10:16,106
5 Lipscomb University
$33,424 63% 68% 13:16,106
6 Freed-Hardeman University
$22,950 88% 58% 13:16,106
7 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
$9,656 / $25,774 82% 48% 19:16,106
8 Bryan College-Dayton $27,900 51% 45% 12:16,106
9 Trevecca Nazarene University
$26,098 62% 56% 20:16,106
10 Belmont University
$35,650 84% 72% 14:16,106
Average$28,500 / $32,61661.60%66.00%13.50:16,106
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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.