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Tennessee Colleges

Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled

For the academic year 2020-2021, 520,471 students have applied and among them 321,832 were admitted to Tennessee Colleges. 97,200 students were finally enrolled into one of accepted schools. The following table and chart illustrates the number of applicant, admitted, and enrolled students for Tennessee Colleges.
Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolled
Total520,471 321,83297,200
Public Schools249,989 201,83061,826
4 Years (Or High)243,968 195,80959,377
2-4 Years6,021 6,0212,449
Less Than 2 Years0 00
Private Schools270,482 120,00235,374
4 Years (Or High)267,736 117,52034,218
2-4 Years2,746 2,4821,156
Less Than 2 Years0 00
[CHART#1] Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled for Tennessee Colleges

Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate of Tennessee Colleges is 61.83% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average acceptance rate was 80.74% and the average rate of private schools was 44.37%. The following table and chart illustrates the average acceptance rate for Tennessee Colleges with comparable factors.
Acceptance Rate (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
Acceptance Rate
All Schools Average61.83%
Public Schools80.74%
4 Years (Or High)80.26%
2-4 Years100.00%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools44.37%
4 Years (Or High)43.89%
2-4 Years90.39%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
[CHART#2] Acceptance Rate for Tennessee Colleges

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The average yield, also know as enrollment rate, of Tennessee Colleges was 61.83% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average admission yield was 80.74% and the average rate of private schools was 44.37%. The admission yield is a rate of number of enrolled students over number of students who are allowed to admit. The following table and chart illustrates the average admission yield for Tennessee Colleges with comparable factors.
Yield (Enrollment Rate) (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
Admission Yield
All Schools Average30.20%
Public Schools30.63%
4 Years (Or High)30.32%
2-4 Years40.67%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools29.48%
4 Years (Or High)29.12%
2-4 Years46.58%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
[CHART#3] Yield (Enrollment Rate) for Tennessee Colleges

SAT Scores

The average SAT score of Tennessee Colleges is 918 for the academic year 2020-2021. Next table shows SAT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th score of students who enrolled in colleges.
SAT Scores (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
Evidence-based Reading and WritingMath
All Schools Average (4 years schools)25%418411
75%505501
Public Schools25%449441
75%545538
Private Schools25%387382
75%466464
[CHART#4] SAT Scores for Tennessee Colleges

ACT Scores

The average ACT score of Tennessee Colleges is 44 for the academic year 2020-2021. The following table shows ACT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th scores of students who enrolled in the colleges.
ACT Scores (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
CompositeEnglishMath
All Schools Average25%19 1918
75%24 2623
Public Schools25%212019
75%272825
Private Schools25%181816
75%222422
[CHART#5] ACT Scores for Tennessee Colleges