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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), four-yearsNashville, TN
93%-96%
2Rhodes College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMemphis, TN
82%16%87%
3The University of the South
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSewanee, TN
80%17%87%
4Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNashville, TN
71%-82%
5The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Public, four-yearsKnoxville, TN
71%18%89%
6Lipscomb University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNashville, TN
69%-86%
7Freed-Hardeman University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsHenderson, TN
66%-82%
8Union University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsJackson, TN
66%27%87%
9Milligan University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMilligan, TN
65%-82%
10Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCleveland, TN
63%23%81%
11Christian Brothers University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMemphis, TN
57%20%81%
12Tennessee Technological University
Public, four-yearsCookeville, TN
57%24%77%
13Trevecca Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNashville, TN
56%25%74%
14Cumberland University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLebanon, TN
54%32%66%
15The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, four-yearsMartin, TN
54%23%74%
16Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsHarrogate, TN
53%-76%
17Southern Adventist University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCollegedale, TN
53%6%81%
18Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsJefferson City, TN
52%37%69%
19University of Memphis
Public, four-yearsMemphis, TN
52%17%80%
20Fisk University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNashville, TN
51%25%80%