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Tennessee Colleges

Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled

For the academic year 2022-2023, 901,799 students have applied and among them 555,770 were admitted to Tennessee Colleges. 159,641 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 (2022-2023)
Tennessee Colleges
ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolled
Total901,799 555,770159,641
Public Schools429,967 347,475100,556
4 Years (Or High)423,946 341,45498,107
2-4 Years6,021 6,0212,449
Less Than 2 Years0 00
Private Schools471,832 208,29559,085
4 Years (Or High)467,836 204,65657,204
2-4 Years3,996 3,6391,881
Less Than 2 Years0 00
[CHART#1] Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled for Tennessee Colleges

Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate of Tennessee Colleges is 61.63% in academic year 2022-2023. Public schools' average acceptance rate was 80.81% and the average rate of private schools was 44.15%. The following table and chart illustrates the average acceptance rate for Tennessee Colleges with comparable factors.
Acceptance Rate (2022-2023)
Tennessee Colleges
Acceptance Rate
All Schools Average61.63%
Public Schools80.81%
4 Years (Or High)80.54%
2-4 Years100.00%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools44.15%
4 Years (Or High)43.75%
2-4 Years91.07%
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 61.63% in academic year 2022-2023. Public schools' average admission yield was 80.81% and the average rate of private schools was 44.15%. 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) (2022-2023)
Tennessee Colleges
Admission Yield
All Schools Average28.72%
Public Schools28.94%
4 Years (Or High)28.73%
2-4 Years40.67%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
Private Schools28.37%
4 Years (Or High)27.95%
2-4 Years51.69%
Less Than 2 Years0.00%
[CHART#3] Yield (Enrollment Rate) for Tennessee Colleges

SAT Scores

The average SAT score of Tennessee Colleges is 686 for the academic year 2022-2023. Next table shows SAT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2022-2023. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th score of students who enrolled in colleges.
SAT Scores (2022-2023)
Tennessee Colleges
Evidence-based Reading and WritingMath
All Schools Average (4 years schools)25%315310
75%377370
Public Schools25%268260
75%315304
Private Schools25%362360
75%438436
[CHART#4] SAT Scores for Tennessee Colleges

ACT Scores

The average ACT score of Tennessee Colleges is 35 for the academic year 2022-2023. The following table shows ACT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2022-2023. 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 (2022-2023)
Tennessee Colleges
CompositeEnglishMath
All Schools Average25%15 1514
75%19 2019
Public Schools25%151514
75%202019
Private Schools25%151514
75%192018
[CHART#5] ACT Scores for Tennessee Colleges