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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in Tennessee

Vanderbilt University has the highest graduation rate of 93% for academic year 2019-2020 in Tennessee. Rhodes College is ranked second with 80% and The University of the South follows them with 79%. 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), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
93%-97%
2Rhodes College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
80%17%90%
3The University of the South
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSewanee, TN
79%18%89%
4Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
72%-82%
5The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Public, 4 or more yearsKnoxville, TN
72%19%87%
6Lipscomb University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
68%-81%
7Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, TN
68%23%88%
8Milligan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMilligan, TN
63%-71%
9Christian Brothers University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
61%22%79%
10Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCleveland, TN
60%25%80%
11King University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBristol, TN
59%29%66%
12Freed-Hardeman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHenderson, TN
58%-82%
13Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJefferson City, TN
57%31%63%
14Trevecca Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
56%31%77%
15Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrogate, TN
55%-75%
16Southern Adventist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCollegedale, TN
55%22%76%
17Tennessee Technological University
Public, 4 or more yearsCookeville, TN
54%26%75%
18University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
53%16%76%
19Maryville College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaryville, TN
51%34%68%
20East Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsJohnson City, TN
50%23%73%