State institution: These 4-year Tennessee schools attract the most in-state students


Argosy University-Nashville, DeVry University-Tennessee and Williamson Christian College enrolled the most in-state students of all four-year Tennessee schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of fall 2017 data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Tennessee 4-year schools attracting the most in-state students

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
In-state students (%)
Out-of-state students (%)
Foreign countries (%)
Unknown (%)
1
Argosy University-Nashville
Nashville
123
100%
0%
0%
0%
2
DeVry University-Tennessee
Nashville
67
100%
0%
0%
0%
3
Williamson Christian College
Franklin
43
100%
0%
0%
0%
4
Daymar College-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro
206
98%
2%
0%
0%
5
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga
10,176
96%
4%
1%
0%
6
Daymar College-Nashville
Nashville
237
95%
2%
0%
3%
7
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville
9,591
93%
6%
0%
1%
8
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville
9,365
93%
4%
3%
0%
9
Cumberland University
Lebanon
1,971
92%
6%
2%
0%
10
The University of Tennessee-Martin
Martin
6,330
90%
8%
2%
0%
11
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro
19,523
89%
8%
3%
0%
12
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Memphis
697
89%
8%
0%
3%
13
Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis
863
84%
15%
1%
0%
14
University of Memphis
Memphis
17,396
84%
15%
1%
0%
15
Bethel University
McKenzie
4,829
83%
14%
0%
2%
16
Strayer University-Tennessee
Memphis
2,052
83%
17%
0%
0%
17
The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville
Nashville
395
83%
17%
0%
0%
18
East Tennessee State University
City
11,323
82%
16%
2%
0%
19
Hiwassee College
Madisonville
302
82%
15%
0%
3%
20
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville
22,317
82%
16%
1%
0%
21
Martin Methodist College
Pulaski
977
81%
17%
2%
0%
22
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis
1,075
80%
20%
0%
0%
23
Christian Brothers University
Memphis
1,791
78%
21%
1%
0%
24
Carson-Newman University
City
1,690
76%
21%
2%
0%
25
American Baptist College
Nashville
115
75%
15%
0%
10%
26
Bryan College-Dayton
Dayton
1,246
75%
22%
2%
0%
27
O'More College of Design
Franklin
157
75%
25%
0%
0%
28
South College
Knoxville
1,410
75%
25%
0%
0%
29
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Athens
935
75%
17%
8%
0%
30
Union University
Jackson
2,181
69%
29%
1%
0%
31
Nossi College of Art
Madison
253
66%
34%
0%
0%
32
Daymar College-Clarksville
Clarksville
1,025
65%
35%
0%
0%
33
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate
1,919
65%
29%
5%
2%
34
Maryville College
Maryville
1,181
65%
34%
0%
0%
35
Memphis College of Art
Memphis
278
65%
34%
1%
0%
36
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville
2,219
61%
36%
4%
0%
37
Lipscomb University
Nashville
2,987
58%
39%
3%
0%
38
Lane College
Jackson
1,420
57%
43%
0%
0%
39
Milligan College
College
859
57%
40%
0%
3%
40
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson
1,471
55%
42%
2%
0%
41
Tennessee State University
Nashville
6,505
54%
42%
2%
1%
42
Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Nashville
205
50%
50%
0%
0%
43
Tusculum College
Greeneville
1,488
47%
48%
0%
5%
44
Lee University
Cleveland
4,860
45%
52%
3%
0%
45
King University
Bristol
1,799
35%
56%
9%
0%
46
Welch College
Gallatin
348
34%
57%
2%
7%
47
Johnson University
Knoxville
814
33%
66%
1%
0%
48
Rhodes College
Memphis
1,988
29%
68%
3%
0%
49
Fisk University
Nashville
664
25%
74%
0%
1%
50
Belmont University
Nashville
6,497
23%
76%
1%
1%
51
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale
2,600
23%
72%
1%
4%
52
Visible Music College
Memphis
124
18%
71%
0%
11%
53
Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee
1,702
17%
79%
4%
1%
54
Fountainhead College of Technology
Knoxville
88
10%
0%
0%
90%
55
Vanderbilt University
Nashville
6,885
8%
83%
8%
0%
56
Huntington College of Health Sciences
Knoxville
144
0%
89%
11%
0%


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