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Largest Tennessee Colleges with Most Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has the most students of 30,559 for academic year 2020-2021 in Tennessee. University of Memphis is ranked second with 22,205 students and Middle Tennessee State University follows them with 22,080 students. 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 most students by gender.
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Largest Tennessee Colleges with Most Enrollment
NameTotal # of StudentsFemaleMale
1The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Public, 4 or more yearsKnoxville, TN
30,55916,26414,295
2University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
22,20513,5378,668
3Middle Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMurfreesboro, TN
22,08012,1699,911
4East Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsJohnson City, TN
13,7138,5015,212
5Vanderbilt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
13,5377,5166,021
6The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Public, 4 or more yearsChattanooga, TN
11,7286,7414,987
7Austin Peay State University
Public, 4 or more yearsClarksville, TN
10,2726,3473,925
8Tennessee Technological University
Public, 4 or more yearsCookeville, TN
10,1774,8535,324
9Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
8,2045,4772,727
10Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
7,6154,9862,629
11The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
7,1174,4052,712
12Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCleveland, TN
5,2043,1862,018
13Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrogate, TN
4,8853,1721,713
14Lipscomb University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
4,8843,1421,742
15Bethel University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMcKenzie, TN
4,0012,2631,738
16Trevecca Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
3,9682,6111,357
17Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, TN
3,0712,083988
18Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJefferson City, TN
2,9111,9031,008
19Southern Adventist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCollegedale, TN
2,7301,5861,144
20Cumberland University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLebanon, TN
2,7041,5781,126