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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Tennessee

Vanderbilt University has the highest graduation rate of 93% for academic year 2021-2022 in Tennessee. Rhodes College is ranked second with 85% and The University of the South follows them with 80%. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have high graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the lowest graduation rates in Tennessee.
Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Tennessee
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Vanderbilt University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNashville, TN
93%-96%
2Rhodes College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMemphis, TN
85%13%87%
3The University of the South
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSewanee, TN
80%18%87%
4The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Public, four-yearsKnoxville, TN
72%18%89%
5Lipscomb University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNashville, TN
71%-86%
6Milligan University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMilligan, TN
70%-82%
7Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNashville, TN
68%-82%
8Union University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsJackson, TN
68%23%87%
9Freed-Hardeman University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsHenderson, TN
65%-82%
10Tennessee Technological University
Public, four-yearsCookeville, TN
60%19%77%
11Christian Brothers University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMemphis, TN
59%20%81%
12Bryan College-Dayton
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDayton, TN
58%-64%
13Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCleveland, TN
58%24%81%
14Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsJefferson City, TN
57%2%69%
15Maryville College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaryville, TN
56%25%71%
16University of Memphis
Public, four-yearsMemphis, TN
54%14%80%
17Middle Tennessee State University
Public, four-yearsMurfreesboro, TN
54%28%79%
18The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Public, four-yearsChattanooga, TN
54%-77%
19Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsHarrogate, TN
53%-76%
20Cumberland University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLebanon, TN
52%7%66%