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Colleges in Tennessee

In addition to Great Smokey Mountains National Park, country music, and Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Volunteer State boasts a large number of higher learning institutions. There are 94 colleges in Tennessee, 48 public and 45 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Tennessee has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The University of Tennessee is the flagship institution of the University of Tennessee System. Located in Knoxville, it offers more than 300 degrees in 11 colleges of study, including architecture and design, business administration, engineering, and nursing. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Tennessee 46th among public institutions in the country. Other campuses are located in Chattanooga and Martin.


Tennessee Technological University, located in Cookeville, focuses on undergraduate education in fields related to engineering and technology, with degrees available in other fields as well. It's consistently ranked among the top public schools in the south by U.S. News & World Report.


Located in Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a music production student's dream. The university's most popular program is the Department of Recording Industry with three concentrations including Music Business, Commercial Songwriting, and Production & Technology.


Other Tennessee colleges include Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, University of Memphis, Belmont University in Nashville, Lipscomb University in Nashville, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Tennessee, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Tennessee

School Scholarships Available
American Baptist College 1 scholarships
Aquinas College - Tennessee 1 scholarships
Austin Peay State University 182 scholarships
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences 17 scholarships
Belmont University 12 scholarships
Bethel University - Tennessee 12 scholarships
Bryan College 31 scholarships
Carson-Newman University 18 scholarships
Chattanooga State Community College No scholarships
Christian Brothers University 12 scholarships
Cleveland State Community College No scholarships
Columbia State Community College No scholarships
Cumberland University 1 scholarships
Dyersburg State Community College No scholarships
East Tennessee State University 106 scholarships
Emmanuel Christian Seminary No scholarships
Fisk University 3 scholarships
Freed-Hardeman University 8 scholarships
Hiwassee College No scholarships
Jackson State Community College No scholarships
Johnson University 31 scholarships
King University 5 scholarships
Knoxville College No scholarships
Lane College 1 scholarships
Le Moyne-Owen College No scholarships
Lee University 13 scholarships
Lincoln Memorial University 3 scholarships
Lipscomb University 6 scholarships
Martin Methodist College 9 scholarships
Maryville College 6 scholarships
Meharry Medical College No scholarships
Memphis College of Art 7 scholarships
Memphis Theological Seminary No scholarships
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc No scholarships
Middle Tennessee State University 296 scholarships
Milligan College 11 scholarships
Motlow State Community College No scholarships
Nashville State Community College No scholarships
Northeast State Community College No scholarships
O'More College of Design 3 scholarships
Oxford Graduate School No scholarships
Pellissippi State Community College 5 scholarships
Pentecostal Theological Seminary No scholarships
Rhodes College 23 scholarships
Richmont Graduate University 1 scholarships
Roane State Community College No scholarships
Sewanee-The University of the South 234 scholarships
Southern Adventist University 19 scholarships
Southern College of Optometry No scholarships
Southwest Tennessee Community College No scholarships
Tennessee State University 14 scholarships
Tennessee Technological University 3 scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Athens No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Covington No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Crump No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Jacksboro No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at McKenzie No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Oneida-Huntsville No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Paris No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville No scholarships
Tennessee Technology Center at Whiteville No scholarships
Tennessee Temple University 3 scholarships
Tennessee Wesleyan College 19 scholarships
The University of Tennessee 19 scholarships
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 17 scholarships
The University of Tennessee-Martin 19 scholarships
Trevecca Nazarene University 5 scholarships
Tusculum College 4 scholarships
Union University 18 scholarships
University of Memphis 41 scholarships
Vanderbilt University 4 scholarships
Visible Music College No scholarships
Volunteer State Community College No scholarships
Walters State Community College No scholarships
Watkins College of Art Design & Film 19 scholarships
Welch College 8 scholarships
Williamson Christian College No scholarships