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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 82% 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), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
93%-97%
2Rhodes College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
82%16%90%
3The University of the South
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSewanee, TN
80%17%89%
4Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
71%-82%
5The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Public, 4 or more yearsKnoxville, TN
71%18%87%
6Lipscomb University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
69%-81%
7Freed-Hardeman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHenderson, TN
66%-82%
8Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, TN
66%27%88%
9Milligan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMilligan, TN
65%-71%
10Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCleveland, TN
63%23%80%
11Christian Brothers University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
57%20%79%
12Tennessee Technological University
Public, 4 or more yearsCookeville, TN
57%24%75%
13Trevecca Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
56%25%77%
14Cumberland University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLebanon, TN
54%32%63%
15The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
54%23%74%
16Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrogate, TN
53%-75%
17Southern Adventist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCollegedale, TN
53%6%76%
18Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJefferson City, TN
52%37%63%
19University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
52%17%76%
20Fisk University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
51%25%81%