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
American Academy of Nutrition - College of Nutrition Knoxville TN 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Concorde Career College Memphis TN 2-year private, for-profit 755
Draughons Junior College Clarksville TN 2-year private, for-profit 304
Draughons Junior College Inc Nashville TN 2-year private, for-profit 158
Electronic Computer Programming College Inc Chattanooga TN 2-year private, for-profit 107
ITT Technical Institute Cordova TN 2-year private, for-profit 237
Knoxville Legal Education Center Knoxville TN 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Medvance Institute - Cookeville Cookeville TN 2-year private, for-profit 88
Nashville Auto Diesel College Inc Nashville TN 2-year private, for-profit 1298
North Central Institute Clarksville TN 2-year private, for-profit 180
Nossi College of Art Goodlettsville TN 2-year private, for-profit 159
South College Knoxville TN 2-year private, for-profit 296
East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions Knoxville TN 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Hiwassee College Madisonville TN 2-year private, not-for-profit 379
John A Gupton College Nashville TN 2-year private, not-for-profit 36
Memphis School of Preaching Memphis TN 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Memphis TN 2-year private, not-for-profit 124
William Moore College of Technology Memphis TN 2-year private, not-for-profit 164
Chattanooga State Technical Community College Chattanooga TN 2-year public 7873
Cleveland State Community College Cleveland TN 2-year public 3056
Columbia State Community College Columbia TN 2-year public 4261
Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg TN 2-year public 2278
Jackson State Community College Jackson TN 2-year public 3726
Metro Nashville General Hospital School Rad Techn Nashville TN 2-year public No Data
Motlow State Community College Tullahoma TN 2-year public 3331
Nashville State Technical Community College Nashville TN 2-year public 7315
Northeast State Technical Community College Blountville TN 2-year public 4125
Pellissippi State Technical Community College Knoxville TN 2-year public 7859
Roane State Community College Harriman TN 2-year public 5099
Southwest Tennessee Community College - Macon Campus Memphis TN 2-year public 12194
Southwest Tennessee Community College - Union Campus Memphis TN 2-year public 12194
Tennessee Technology Center at Covington Covington TN 2-year public 215
Tennessee Technology Center at Crump Crump TN 2-year public 272
Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman Harriman TN 2-year public 230
Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson Jackson TN 2-year public 515
Tennessee Technology Center at Mcminnville Mcminnville TN 2-year public 101
Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro Murfreesboro TN 2-year public 152
Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski Pulaski TN 2-year public 285
Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville Shelbyville TN 2-year public 323
Volunteer State Community College Gallatin TN 2-year public 6567
Walters State Community College Morristown TN 2-year public 6163
Fountainhead College of Technology Knoxville TN 4-year private, for-profit 80
ITT Technical Institute Nashville TN 4-year private, for-profit 498
ITT Technical Institute Knoxville TN 4-year private, for-profit 446
Remington College - Memphis Memphis TN 4-year private, for-profit 534
Southeastern Career College - Nashville Nashville TN 4-year private, for-profit 103
American Baptist College Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 95
Aquinas College Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 477
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 432
Belmont University Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2976
Bethel College Mckenzie TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 843
Carson - Newman College Jefferson City TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2230
Christian Brothers University Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2167
Church of God Theological Seminary Cleveland TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 292
Crichton College Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 963
Cumberland University Lebanon TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1492
Emmanuel Bible College Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Emmanuel School of Religion Johnson City TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 130
Fisk University Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 973
Free Will Baptist Bible College Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 319
Freed - Hardeman University Henderson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1886
Harding University Graduate School of Religion Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 163
Johnson Bible College Knoxville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 626
King College Bristol TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 600
Knoxville College Knoxville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Lambuth University Jackson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 979
Lane College Jackson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 702
Le Moyne - Owen College Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1018
Lee University Cleveland TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 3361
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1753
Lipscomb University Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2528
Martin Methodist College Pulaski TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 582
Maryville College Maryville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 982
Meharry Medical College Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 905
Memphis College of Art Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 289
Memphis Theological Seminary Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 269
Mid - America Baptist Seminary Germantown TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Mid South Christian College Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc Madison TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 112
Milligan College Milligan College TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 906
Nashville School of Law Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
North Tennessee Bible Institute Clarksville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Omore College of Design Franklin TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 148
Rhodes College Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1553
Sewanee: the University of the South Sewanee TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1494
Southern Adventist University Collegedale TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2041
Southern College of Optometry Memphis TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 481
Tennessee Bible College Cookeville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 770
Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 795
Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1709
Tusculum College Greeneville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 1682
Union University Jackson TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 2373
Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 10092
Watkins College of Art and Design Nashville TN 4-year private, not-for-profit 338
Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN 4-year public 7121
East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 4-year public 11063
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro TN 4-year public 19121
Tennessee State University Nashville TN 4-year public 8640
Tennessee Technological University Cookeville TN 4-year public 8410

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

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