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Tennessee Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the schools having low yield) in Tennessee. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school. Fisk University, has the lowest yield rate as of 11.54% for academic year 2019-2020 in Tennessee. The University of the South is positioned second with 18.52% yield and The University of Tennessee-Martin follows them with 20%. Next table shows the schools that have low yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the highest yield rates in Tennessee.
Tennessee Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Fisk University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
11.54% 3,034 2,834 327 93.41%
2The University of the South
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSewanee, TN
18.52% 3,545 2,365 438 66.71%
3The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
19.64% 9,158 5,906 1,160 64.49%
4Maryville College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaryville, TN
19.97% 2,460 1,367 273 55.57%
5Tusculum University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGreeneville, TN
20.60% 1,965 1,422 293 72.37%
6Christian Brothers University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
20.64% 3,284 1,647 340 50.15%
7Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJefferson City, TN
20.83% 3,862 2,674 557 69.24%
8Union University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJackson, TN
21.38% 2,866 1,511 323 52.72%
9University of Memphis
Public, 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
21.42% 14,778 12,525 2,683 84.75%
10Rhodes College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
22.21% 5,207 2,328 517 44.71%