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Tennessee Business Colleges

87 Colleges
12,600 Yearly Graduations
$67,761 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,982 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Tennessee ranked #24 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 12,600 students received some type of diploma that year. Tennessee colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,940 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $21,429 per year.

About 48% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,746 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Public Public vs. Private
1,831 Yearly Degrees
$13,264 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 30,559 students at UT Knoxville in total, 24,254 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,914 are full-time. It takes the average UT Knoxville undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

39% of UT Knoxville students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,369 a year. UT Knoxville has a 4.3% 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.

#2

University of Memphis

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

There are 17,383 undergraduates at UofM, of which 12,063 are full-time, and there are 22,205 students altogether. It takes the average UofM undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at UofM take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,571 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UofM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Middle Tennessee State University

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

There are 22,080 students at Middle Tennessee State University in total, 19,188 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,520 are full-time. For undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

46% of Middle Tennessee State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,139 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% 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.

#4

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
685 Yearly Degrees
$54,158 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,537 students at Vanderbilt in total, 7,057 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,983 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The acceptance rate at Vanderbilt is 12%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,422 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,400 during the early-career years.

#5

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
599 Yearly Degrees
$9,636 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Tennessee Technological University is 10,177, of which 8,778 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,834 are full-time. It takes the average Tennessee Tech University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at Tennessee Tech University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,143 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tennessee Tech University is $32,800.

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

There are 10,341 undergraduates at UT Chattanooga, of which 9,234 are full-time, and there are 11,728 students altogether. It takes the average UT Chattanooga undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,011 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#7

East Tennessee State University

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

There are 13,713 students at ETSU in total, 10,705 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,812 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,735 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar 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.

#8

Bethel University

McKenzie, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
498 Yearly Degrees
$13,611 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bethel University is 4,001, of which 3,457 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,190 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bethel, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,786 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#9

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$26,898 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,103 undergraduates at TNU, of which 1,679 are full-time, and there are 3,968 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at TNU is 4.1 years.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

51% of TNU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,580 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from TNU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
370 Yearly Degrees
$37,030 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,204 students at Belmont in total, 6,631 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,330 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Belmont is 4.2 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at Belmont take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,350 a year. Belmont has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Belmont is $34,600.

#11

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$34,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,997 undergraduates at Lipscomb, of which 2,798 are full-time, and there are 4,884 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 45% of students at Lipscomb take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,134 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lipscomb with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
323 Yearly Degrees
$9,748 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,395 undergraduates at UT Martin, of which 4,668 are full-time, and there are 7,117 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 51% of students at UT Martin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,543 a year. UT Martin has a 8.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UT Martin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

King University

Bristol, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
300 Yearly Degrees
$31,840 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,746 students at King in total, 1,435 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,252 are full-time. For undergraduates at King, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

70% of King students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,842 a year. King has a 6.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from King is $40,400.

#14

Strayer University - Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
272 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,670 undergraduates at Strayer University - Tennessee, of which 140 are full-time, and there are 4,102 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

50% of Strayer University - Tennessee students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,535 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - Tennessee is $33,100.

#15

Tennessee State University

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

The total student population at Tennessee State University is 7,615, of which 6,000 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,816 are full-time. For undergraduates at Tennessee State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,782 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#16

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees
$4,318 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pellissippi State Community College is 9,334, which includes 4,348 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Pellissippi State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,420 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pellissippi State Community College is $25,100.

#17

Tusculum University

Greeneville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
215 Yearly Degrees
$25,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,664 students at Tusculum in total, 1,353 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,090 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

57% of Tusculum students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,699 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Austin Peay State University

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

The total student population at Austin Peay State University is 10,272, of which 9,087 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,161 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Austin Peay State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,028 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to 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.

#19

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
188 Yearly Degrees
$22,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Union University is 3,071, of which 2,096 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,711 are full-time. For undergraduates at Union, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,883 a year. Union has a 4.1% 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 $35,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$34,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Christian Brothers University is 1,918, of which 1,548 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,311 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

48% of Christian Brothers students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,711 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#21

Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
174 Yearly Degrees
$19,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lee University is 5,204, of which 4,670 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,459 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

89% of Lee University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,710 a year. Lee University has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lee University is $28,200.

#22

Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
163 Yearly Degrees
$25,386 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Cumberland University is 2,704, of which 2,397 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,886 are full-time. It takes the average CU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 22% of students at CU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,554 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Public Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees
$4,343 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 7,371, which includes 3,243 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Students who graduate from Southwest with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Bryan College - Dayton

Dayton, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees
$17,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,195 undergraduates at William Jennings Bryan College, of which 644 are full-time, and there are 1,412 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at William Jennings Bryan College is 4.2 years.

59% of William Jennings Bryan College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,565 a year. William Jennings Bryan College has a 6.9% 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 $34,300 during the early-career years.

#25

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
145 Yearly Degrees
$29,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Carson - Newman University is 2,911, of which 1,722 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,592 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at Carson - Newman take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,286 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Carson - Newman is $31,500.

Other Tennessee Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Rhodes College 134
27 Lincoln Memorial University 130
28 Cleveland State Community College 122
29 Tennessee Wesleyan University 106
30 Southern Adventist University 93
31 Freed-Hardeman University 89
32 Milligan University 86
33 Nashville State Community College 80
33 Northeast State Community College 80
35 Chattanooga State Community College 74
36 Maryville College 73
37 Sewanee - The University of the South 61
38 Volunteer State Community College 56
39 Roane State Community College 51
40 Le Moyne - Owen College 47
41 Columbia State Community College 46
42 Walters State Community College 42
43 Martin Methodist College 39
44 Johnson University 36
44 South College 36
46 Daymar College - Clarksville 34
46 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown 34
48 Lane College 33
49 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Ripley 26
50 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville 20
50 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson 20
50 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville 20
50 Fisk University 20
54 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McKenzie 19
55 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski 18
56 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Athens 17
57 DeVry University - Tennessee 16
58 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton 15
58 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hohenwald 15
58 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson 15
58 Dyersburg State Community College 15
58 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Covington 15
63 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro 14
63 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville 14
63 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston 14
66 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis 13
66 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hartsville 13
66 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jacksboro 13
66 Jackson State Community College 13
66 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Paris 13
71 Williamson Christian College 11
72 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump 10
72 Miller-Motte College Chattanooga 10
74 Motlow State Community College 9
74 Daymar College - Murfreesboro 9
74 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville 9
74 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida - Huntsville 9
74 Daymar College - Nashville 9
79 Welch College 7
80 Remington College - Memphis Campus 6
81 Omega Graduate School 5
82 Visible Music College 3
83 American Baptist College 2
83 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman 2
85 Health-Tech Institute of Memphis 1
86 Huntington University of Health Sciences 0
86 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Whiteville 0

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