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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 of 5.95% for academic year 2020-2021 in Tennessee. Christian Brothers University is positioned second with 13.06% yield and Carson-Newman University follows them with 16%. 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 (2021)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Fisk University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
5.95% 6,345 4,217 251 66.46%
2Christian Brothers University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
13.06% 4,325 2,160 282 49.94%
3Carson-Newman University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsJefferson City, TN
15.98% 3,022 2,397 383 79.32%
4Tusculum University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsGreeneville, TN
16.81% 2,463 1,654 278 67.15%
5Rhodes College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMemphis, TN
16.96% 5,074 2,606 442 51.36%
6Maryville College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaryville, TN
18.81% 2,320 1,441 271 62.11%
7The University of Tennessee-Martin
Public, 4 or more yearsMartin, TN
18.99% 9,001 5,846 1,110 64.95%
8The University of the South
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSewanee, TN
20.85% 4,191 2,350 490 56.07%
9Lincoln Memorial University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHarrogate, TN
20.95% 1,630 1,117 234 68.53%
10Belmont University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNashville, TN
21.47% 8,926 7,429 1,595 83.23%