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Largest Tennessee Colleges with Most Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has the most students of 29,460 for academic year 2019-2020 in Tennessee. Middle Tennessee State University is ranked second with 21,721 students and University of Memphis follows them with 21,685 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
29,46015,27214,188
2Middle Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMurfreesboro, TN
21,72111,8019,920
3University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
21,68513,0118,674
4East Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsJohnson City, TN
14,1918,6335,558
5Vanderbilt University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
13,1317,3165,815
6The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Public, 4 or more yearsChattanooga, TN
11,6516,6175,034
7Austin Peay State University
Public, 4 or more yearsClarksville, TN
11,0486,5454,503
8Tennessee Technological University
Public, 4 or more yearsCookeville, TN
10,1404,7465,394
9Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
8,4405,5162,924
10Tennessee State University
Public, 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
8,0815,1232,958
11The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
7,2804,4632,817
12Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCleveland, TN
5,1893,1282,061
13Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrogate, TN
4,8673,1421,725
14Lipscomb University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
4,5952,8821,713
15Trevecca Nazarene University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
4,0882,6881,400
16Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, TN
3,1722,1161,056
17Bethel University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMcKenzie, TN
3,1191,6591,460
18Southern Adventist University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCollegedale, TN
2,8341,6861,148
19Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJefferson City, TN
2,7251,738987
20Cumberland University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLebanon, TN
2,5501,4391,111