Colleges in Tennessee

Tennessee, nicknamed The Volunteer State, is situated in the Southeastern portion of the country. The capital is Nashville, and the largest city is Memphis. The state is known for its music, nature and rich history. You can also find over 200 excellent colleges in Tennessee to attend.

Tennessee

Tennessee is home to both 2 year and 4 year institutions. The state has numerous degree programs; therefore, you can find the program you wish to pursue. Some of the most popular schools in Tennessee include:

The University of Tennessee

Located in Knoxville, this public school in Tennessee has an undergraduate enrollment of around 21,000. Some of the popular majors include law, veterinary medicine and engineering. The school is known for its outstanding athletic programs. The Volunteers have done well in men's and women's basketball and football. The college is known for having a lot of school spirit. Many of the students join a sorority or fraternity.

Vanderbilt University

This private research university situated in Nashville is considered one of the best colleges in the nation. Numerous famous individuals have attended the college. The undergraduate enrollment sits at around 7,000, and most of the students live in campus housing. Engineering and nursing are two of the most popular majors. The school also has an excellent study abroad program. While attending the school, you will have the option to participate in more than 300 student organizations.

Middle Tennessee State University

This institution in Murfreesboro offers degree programs in aerospace, criminal justice, engineering, military science and music. More than 23,000 undergraduate students attend the school, and the college operates under the rolling admission policy. While attending the school, you can participate in student publications, athletics or student-run television stations. Many students who attend the school choose to work.

University of Memphis

The most popular programs at this Tennessee college include education, sociology, marketing and interdisciplinary studies. The undergraduate enrollment is around 20,000, and the school is home to outstanding research centers. The University of Memphis Tigers participates in NCAA Division I, and they have a very successful men's basketball program.

Economy

Some of the vital products in Tennessee include chemicals, textiles, apparel, furniture and leather goods. Soybean is the largest crop in the state, and Tennessee is a leading producer of tobacco products. Livestock, dairy products and cotton also contribute to the economy. In addition, Marble, zinc, pyrite and ball clay are produced in the state.

The occupations expected to be the state's fastest-growing jobs include office and administrative positions, food preparation services, healthcare practitioners and transportation occupations. The unemployment rate in the state sits at 8.5 percent, which is above the national average.

About Tennesee

The state of Tennessee was founded in the 1500s, and when it became a state, the population was 77,000. The population now stands at just over 6 million. The state is home to more than 3,500 caves, and Tennessee contains around 54 state parks. Coca-Cola was first manufactured in Chattanooga, and the first combination was created in Nashville. Presidents Andrew Jackson, James Polk and Andrew Johnson were from Tennessee, and Elvis Presley made his home in Memphis. The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville is the longest continuously running live broadcast on the planet. Tennessee was the site of over 1,400 battles, and it was the site where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Some of the most popular attractions in Tennessee include Graceland, the Grand Ole Opry House, the Parthenon and The Lost Sea. The state is home to mysterious caves, the stunning Smokey Mountains, cascading waterfalls and the majestic Mississippi River. If you attend one of the Tennessee schools, you will have plenty of attractions.

The state is home to a varied climate. Summers are usually hot, and winters are mild. The mountainous areas of the state are generally cooler. The average temperature in the state is in the 60s, so it is usually nice for outdoor activities. The winter and spring months are the wettest and October is the driest month of the year in Tennessee. Snow sometimes occurs in the Appalachian Mountains.

Found 187 Post-Secondary Schools In Tennessee


Title City State Type Enrollment
Volunteer Aviation of Knoxville Inc Alcoa TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tennessee Technology Center at Athens Athens TN Less than 2-year public 217
Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 795
Northeast State Technical Community College Blountville TN 2-year public 4125
King College Bristol TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 600
Chattanooga Barber College Chattanooga TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 18
Chattanooga State Technical Community College Chattanooga TN 2-year public 7873
Electronic Computer Programming College Inc Chattanooga TN 2-year private, for-profit 107
Highland Styling Academy Chattanooga TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Insurance Systems of Tennessee Chattanooga TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tennessee Institute of Healing Arts Chattanooga TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 82
Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 770
The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 4-year public 8319
Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN 4-year public 7121
Austins Beauty College Clarksville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Draughons Junior College Clarksville TN 2-year private, for-profit 304
Miller - Motte Technical College Clarksville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 181
North Central Institute Clarksville TN 2-year private, for-profit 180
North Tennessee Bible Institute Clarksville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Queen City College Clarksville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 117
Church of God Theological Seminary Cleveland TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 292
Cleveland State Community College Cleveland TN 2-year public 3056
Franklin Academy Cleveland TN Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 55
Lee University Cleveland TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 3361
Southern Adventist University Collegedale TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2041
Columbia State Community College Columbia TN 2-year public 4261
Nashville Auction School Columbia TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Medvance Institute - Cookeville Cookeville TN 2-year private, for-profit 88
Middle Tennessee School of Cosmetology Cookeville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 19
Mr Waynes School of Unisex Hair Design Cookeville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 66
Tennessee Bible College Cookeville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Tennessee Technological University Cookeville TN 4-year public 8410
ITT Technical Institute Cordova TN 2-year private, for-profit 237
Tennessee Technology Center at Covington Covington TN 2-year public 215
Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville Crossville TN Less than 2-year public 205
Tennessee Technology Center at Crump Crump TN 2-year public 272
Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson Dickson TN Less than 2-year public 284
Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg TN 2-year public 2278
Volunteer Beauty School Dyersburg TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 36
Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton Elizabethton TN Less than 2-year public 458
Fayetteville Beauty School Fayetteville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Omore College of Design Franklin TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 148
Volunteer State Community College Gallatin TN 2-year public 6567
Mid - America Baptist Seminary Germantown TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Nossi College of Art Goodlettsville TN 2-year private, for-profit 159
Tusculum College Greeneville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1682
Roane State Community College Harriman TN 2-year public 5099
Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman Harriman TN 2-year public 230
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1753
Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville Hartsville TN Less than 2-year public 117
Freed - Hardeman University Henderson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1886
Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald Hohenwald TN Less than 2-year public 281
Tennessee Technology Center at Oneida - Huntsville Huntsville TN Less than 2-year public 213
Tennessee Technology Center at Jacksboro Jacksboro TN Less than 2-year public 129
Jackson State Community College Jackson TN 2-year public 3726
Lambuth University Jackson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 979
Lane College Jackson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 702
Mccollum & Ross - the Hair School Jackson TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 88
Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson Jackson TN 2-year public 515
Union University Jackson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2373
West Tennessee Business College Jackson TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 231
Carson - Newman College Jefferson City TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2230
East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 4-year public 11063
Emmanuel School of Religion Johnson City TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 130
Tri - City Beauty College Johnson City TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Barton S College of Cosmetology Kingsport TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kingsport Beauty School Kingsport TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Academy of Nutrition - College of Nutrition Knoxville TN 2-year private, for-profit No Data
East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions Knoxville TN 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Fountainhead College of Technology Knoxville TN 4-year private, for-profit 80
Insurance Systems of Tennessee Knoxville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
ITT Technical Institute Knoxville TN 4-year private, for-profit 446
Johnson Bible College Knoxville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 626
Knoxville College Knoxville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Knoxville Flight Training Center Downtown Knoxville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Knoxville Institute of Hair Design Knoxville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 38
Knoxville Legal Education Center Knoxville TN 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pellissippi State Technical Community College Knoxville TN 2-year public 7859
Reuben - Allen College Knoxville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 38
South College Knoxville TN 2-year private, for-profit 296
Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc Knoxville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 212
Tennessee School of Travel Knoxville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville Knoxville TN Less than 2-year public 779
The Travel School Inc Knoxville TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
The University of Tennessee Knoxville TN 4-year public 25890
University of Tennessee - Central Office Knoxville TN Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Cumberland University Lebanon TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1492
Stylemasters Beauty Academy Lebanon TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 40
Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston Livingston TN Less than 2-year public 424
Madison University of Beauty Madison TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc Madison TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 112
Nashville College of Medical Careers Madison TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 138
Volunteer Beauty Inc Madison TN Less than 2-year private, for-profit 42
Hiwassee College Madisonville TN 2-year private, not-for-profit 379
The University of Tennessee - Martin Martin TN 4-year public 5870
Maryville College Maryville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 982
Bethel College Mckenzie TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 843
Tennessee Technology Center at Mckenzie Mckenzie TN Less than 2-year public 190
Tennessee Technology Center at Mcminnville Mcminnville TN 2-year public 101
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 432

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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