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Tennessee Colleges

Costs of Attendance

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average cost of attendance (COA) of Tennessee Colleges is $36,093 for undergraduate schools and $33,093 for graduate schools. The following table and chart illustrate costs of attendance including tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs by degree offering and residence type.
Costs of Attendance (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
Undergraduate$6,559$21,271 $1,337$13,485$13,736
Graduate$10,838$18,271 $1,337$13,485$13,736
[CHART#1] Costs of Attendance for Tennessee Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of Tennessee Colleges is $6,559 for in-state students and $21,271 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average$5,710$850 $20,200$1,071
Public Schools$5,710$850 $17,955$1,043
4 Years or High$8,118$1,644 $20,263$1,668
2-4 Years$4,042$300 $16,357$610
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-- $21,208$1,088
4 Years or High-- $22,547$1,116
2-4 Years-- $15,348$912
Less Than 2 Years-- $125-
[CHART#2] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees for Tennessee Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of Tennessee Colleges is $10,838 for in-state students and $18,271 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate tuition and fees by school controls and levels.
Graduate Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Average Costs$9,275$1,564$17,355$916
Public Schools$9,275$1,564$19,396$1,564
Private Schools--$16,762$651
[CHART#3] Graduate Tuition & Fees for Tennessee Colleges

Room & Board, Other Living Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average On-campus living costs of Tennessee Colleges is $13,485 and off-campus living costs is $13,736. The following table and chart illustrate living costs and other expenses by school controls and levels.
Room & Board, Other Living Costs (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
Average$9,216$4,268$9,064$4,673
Public Schools$9,415$4,942 $8,867$4,350
4 Years or High$9,415$4,942 $9,381$5,242
2-4 Years-- $8,512$3,732
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools$9,159$4,073 $9,162$4,834
4 Years or High$9,197$4,125 $8,982$4,717
2-4 Years$8,000$2,500 $10,299$5,574
Less Than 2 Years-- --
[CHART#4] Room & Board, Other Living Costs for Tennessee Colleges

Tuition per Credit Hours

For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate costs per credit hour of Tennessee Colleges is $231 for in-state students and $785 for out-of-state students. For graduate schools, the cost per credit hour is $510 for in-state students and $831 for out-of-state students. The following table and chart illustrate the average costs credit per hour by school controls and levels.
Tuition per Credit Hours (2020-2021)
Tennessee Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Average$231$785 $510$831
Public Schools$231$752 $510$1,098
4 Years or High$320$870 $510$1,098
2-4 Years$169$670 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
Private Schools-$802 -$755
4 Years or High-$839 -$755
2-4 Years-$318 --
Less Than 2 Years-- --
2-4 years and less than 2 years colleges do not offer graduate programs or not report its costs.
[CHART#5] Tuition per Credit Hours for Tennessee Colleges