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Largest Tennessee Colleges with Most Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has the most students of 28,894 for academic year 2018-2019 in Tennessee. Middle Tennessee State University is ranked second with 21,631 students and University of Memphis follows them with 21,458 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
28,89414,85214,042
2Middle Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMurfreesboro, TN
21,63111,8609,771
3University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
21,45812,6968,762
4East Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsJohnson City, TN
14,3178,4955,822
5Vanderbilt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
12,8247,0625,762
6The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Public, 4 or more yearsChattanooga, TN
11,6386,5705,068
7Austin Peay State University
Public, 4 or more yearsClarksville, TN
10,9546,5194,435
8Tennessee Technological University
Public, 4 or more yearsCookeville, TN
10,1864,7045,482
9Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
8,2605,3902,870
10Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
7,7744,9102,864
11The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
7,0484,2462,802
12Bethel University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMcKenzie, TN
5,4073,0982,309
13Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCleveland, TN
5,3863,2672,119
14Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrogate, TN
4,7983,1111,687
15Lipscomb University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
4,6202,8811,739
16Trevecca Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
3,9272,5831,344
17Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, TN
3,2472,1811,066
18Southern Adventist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCollegedale, TN
2,9421,7891,153
19Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJefferson City, TN
2,5601,596964
20Cumberland University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLebanon, TN
2,4051,3681,037