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Average Tuition & Fees $16,418
($13,471)
Average Acceptance Rates 69.98 %
Total Student Population 338,382
Average Graduation Rates 56.25 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 14.96 to 1

Tennessee Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2020-2021, 172 colleges and universities are active in Tennessee - 52 public and 120 private schools. By school level, there are 68 four(4) Years or high, 59 two(2) but less thant four(4) years, and 45 less than tow(2) years schools in Tennessee. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level in Tennessee.
Tennessee College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Public52 schools
Private (not-for-profit)49 schools
Private (for-profit)71 schools
4 Year or High68 schools
2-4 Year59 schools
Less than 2 year45 schools

2021 Average Key Statistics for Tennessee Colleges

The average acceptance rate for Tennessee colleges is 69.98% and the average graduation rate is 56.25% in academic year 2020-2021. Total 338,382 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended Tennessee colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 14.96 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in Tennessee.
[Chart] 2021 Tennessee Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for Tennessee colleges is 18.911111111111 %
Average Retention Rate for Tennessee colleges is 71.72602739726 %

2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees For Tennessee Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for Tennessee colleges are $13,471 for Tennessee residents and $16,418 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $16,525 for in-state students and $19,354 for out-of-state students.
Tennessee 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$13,471$16,418
Graduate$16,525$19,354
[Chart] Tennessee State 2020-2021 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at Tennessee Colleges

Tennessee colleges and universities are offering 4,886 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at Tennessee State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate47622
One but less than two years certificate48340
Associate's Degree50596
Two but less than four years certificate1032
Bachelor's Degree1,999164
Post Bachelor's Degree18848
Master's Degree800186
Post Master's Degree7612
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship21319
Doctor's degree - professional practice404
Doctor's degree - other31

Special Learning Opportunities at Tennessee State

In Tennessee, 1 colleges offer all programs online completely. 79 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 40 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 25 colleges have the ROTC programs and 49 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of Tennessee schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at Tennessee State
Online Completely1 out of 177 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes79 out of 177 Schools
Graduate Online Classes40 out of 177 Schools
ROTC25 out of 177 Schools
Weekend/Evening College86 out of 177 Schools
Teacher certificate39 out of 177 Schools
Study Abroad49 out of 177 Schools