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101 Colleges
17,548 Yearly Graduations
$62,960 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,776 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, Tennessee is ranked #21 in the country with 17,548 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,740 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $20,662 a year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,194 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
1,065 Yearly Degrees
$9,259 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,153 undergraduates at ETSU, of which 9,228 are full-time, and there are 14,191 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at ETSU is 4.6 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,718 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,019 Yearly Degrees
$10,889 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center is 3,252, of which 297 students are undergraduates and of those, 268 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#3

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
895 Yearly Degrees
$22,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lincoln Memorial University is 4,867, of which 1,975 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,427 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at LMU is 4.3 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at LMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,201 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

#4

Concorde Career College - Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
802 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Concorde Career College - Memphis is 1,312, which includes 1,312 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 8% are men and 92% are women.

82% of Concorde Career College - Memphis students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,200 during the early-career years.

#5

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$52,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Vanderbilt University is 13,131, of which 6,886 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,833 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 11% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

13% of Vanderbilt students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,367 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Vanderbilt with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

South College

Knoxville, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
669 Yearly Degrees
$17,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South College is 2,843, of which 2,006 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,006 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South College is $25,700.

#7

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
505 Yearly Degrees
$9,912 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Memphis is 21,685, of which 17,378 students are undergraduates and of those, 12,066 are full-time. For undergraduates at UofM, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,643 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofM is $31,700.

Public Public vs. Private
501 Yearly Degrees
$13,264 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is 29,460, of which 23,290 students are undergraduates and of those, 22,018 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UT Knoxville. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 45% of students at UT Knoxville take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,418 a year. UT Knoxville has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#9

Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
452 Yearly Degrees
$4,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Volunteer State Community College is 9,144, which includes 4,779 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at VSCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,759 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from VSCC is $28,000.

#10

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
450 Yearly Degrees
$4,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,821 full-time undergraduates at Chattanooga State Community College, and 8,050 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Chattanooga State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,371 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Chattanooga State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Roane State Community College

Harriman, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
393 Yearly Degrees
$4,652 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,427 full-time undergraduates at Roane State Community College, and 5,861 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

5% of Roane State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,130 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Roane State Community College is $24,900.

#11

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
393 Yearly Degrees
$35,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,820 undergraduates at Belmont, of which 6,563 are full-time, and there are 8,440 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Belmont is 4.2 years.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

37% of Belmont students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,608 a year. Belmont has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,600 during the early-career years.

#13

Tennessee State University

Nashville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$9,012 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,081 students at Tennessee State University in total, 5,875 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,807 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Tennessee State University is 4.7 years.

Roughly 80% of students at Tennessee State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tennessee State University is $28,500.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
353 Yearly Degrees

There are 615 students at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting in total, 592 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#15

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$22,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Adventist University is 2,834, of which 2,448 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,085 are full-time. For undergraduates at Southern Adventist, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

53% of Southern Adventist students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,390 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southern Adventist is $33,100.

#16

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
308 Yearly Degrees
$22,415 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,172 students at Union in total, 2,164 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,796 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at Union take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,207 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Union with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Columbia State Community College

Columbia, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
283 Yearly Degrees
$4,582 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbia State Community College is 6,305, which includes 3,249 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

6% of Columbia State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,718 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#18

Walters State Community College

Morristown, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
269 Yearly Degrees
$4,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,279 students at WSCC in total, 3,243 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#18

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
269 Yearly Degrees
$8,303 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,048 students at Austin Peay State University in total, 9,971 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,773 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Austin Peay State University is 4.7 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

58% of Austin Peay State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,699 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Austin Peay State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$9,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga is 11,651, of which 10,297 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,224 are full-time. It takes the average UT Chattanooga undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $2,875 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UT Chattanooga is $30,900.

#20

King University

Bristol, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$30,616 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,968 students at King in total, 1,611 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,487 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at King is 4.3 years.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

67% of King students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,512 a year. King has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,400 during the early-career years.

#22

Jackson State Community College

Jackson, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
237 Yearly Degrees
$4,324 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,899 students at JSCC in total, 2,432 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 1% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,173 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from JSCC is $24,700.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
225 Yearly Degrees
$12,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 971 undergraduates at Baptist College of Health Sciences, of which 420 are full-time, and there are 989 students altogether. It takes the average Baptist College of Health Sciences undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,265 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Baptist College of Health Sciences is $50,100.

#24

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
223 Yearly Degrees
$9,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,461 undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University, of which 15,721 are full-time, and there are 21,721 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,631 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville is 847, which includes 610 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TCAT - Nashville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Tennessee Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Meharry Medical College 213
27 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville 195
28 Miller-Motte College Chattanooga 180
29 Remington College - Memphis Campus 179
30 Northeast State Community College 177
31 Dyersburg State Community College 175
32 Tennessee Technological University 171
32 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton 171
34 Daymar College - Clarksville 167
35 Lipscomb University 163
36 Southwest Tennessee Community College 154
37 Fortis Institute - Nashville 150
37 Remington College - Nashville Campus 150
39 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson 147
40 Nashville State Community College 143
41 Trevecca Nazarene University 134
42 Southern College of Optometry 132
43 Motlow State Community College 127
43 Cumberland University 127
45 EduMed Partners 122
46 Allied Health Careers Institute 121
47 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston 111
48 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson 105
49 Lee University 102
49 Pellissippi State Community College 102
51 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis 100
52 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro 97
53 Carson - Newman University 88
54 Bethel University 87
55 Ross Medical Education Center - Knoxville 86
56 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hartsville 85
57 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown 84
58 Milligan College 79
59 Ross Medical Education Center - Johnson City 76
59 Tennessee Wesleyan University 76
61 Fortis Institute - Cookeville 74
62 Cleveland State Community College 71
62 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Paris 71
64 Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc 70
65 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida - Huntsville 68
66 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Ripley 66
66 The University of Tennessee - Martin 66
68 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Newbern 65
69 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Whiteville 64
70 Freed-Hardeman University 61
70 Nashville College of Medical Careers 61
72 Chattanooga College Medical, Dental, and Technical Careers 59
73 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Athens 57
74 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hohenwald 56
74 Genesis Career College-Lebanon 56
76 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville 53
77 Tusculum College 48
78 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jacksboro 45
78 Mind Body Institute 45
80 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski 43
81 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman 42
82 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Covington 40
83 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville 34
84 Johnson University 33
85 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump 31
86 Daymar College - Murfreesboro 30
87 Daymar College - Nashville 29
88 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McMinnville 27
89 Genesis Career College-Cookeville 26
90 Health-Tech Institute of Memphis 24
90 Christian Brothers University 24
92 Martin Methodist College 19
93 Massage Institute of Memphis 16
94 Pentecostal Theological Seminary 11
94 Strayer University - Tennessee 11
96 Huntington College of Health Sciences 1
97 Memphis Theological Seminary 0
97 Bryan College - Dayton 0
97 DeVry University - Tennessee 0
97 Maryville College 0
97 Rhodes College 0

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