The price of education: Which Tennessee schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Tennessee residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Vanderbilt University, Rhodes College and Sewanee-The University of the South, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Vanderbilt University
Nashville
12,592
$49,816
2
Rhodes College
Memphis
2,010
$47,890
3
Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee
1,778
$45,120
4
Maryville College
Maryville
1,181
$34,880
5
Belmont University
Nashville
8,012
$34,310
6
Milligan College
College
1,171
$33,700
7
Memphis College of Art
Memphis
303
$33,130
8
Christian Brothers University
Memphis
2,157
$32,820
9
Union University
Jackson
3,377
$32,610
10
Lipscomb University
Nashville
4,642
$32,144
11
SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville
Nashville
192
$31,415
12
Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville
Nashville
1,495
$30,800
13
King University
Bristol
2,162
$29,714
14
Carson-Newman University
City
2,514
$27,900
15
Bryan College-Dayton
Dayton
1,397
$26,800
16
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville
3,620
$25,598
17
Tusculum College
Greeneville
1,767
$24,860
18
Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Nashville
210
$24,450
19
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Athens
951
$24,300
20
Martin Methodist College
Pulaski
988
$24,246
21
Cumberland University
Lebanon
2,314
$22,890
22
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate
4,770
$22,010
23
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale
3,035
$21,950
24
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson
1,972
$21,950
25
Fisk University
Nashville
701
$21,480
26
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga
Chattanooga
500
$20,140
27
Hiwassee College
Madisonville
302
$19,571
28
Visible Music College
Memphis
124
$19,500
29
Welch College
Gallatin
366
$19,012
30
Tennessee Career Institute
Columbia
52
$18,700
31
The Salon Professional Academy-Nashville
Nashville
36
$17,900
32
North Central Institute
Clarksville
93
$17,802
33
Image Maker Beauty Institute
Hendersonville
55
$17,800
34
Nossi College of Art
Madison
253
$17,800
35
DeVry University-Tennessee
Nashville
99
$17,713
36
Lee University
Cleveland
5,370
$17,690
37
Genesis Career College-Cookeville
Cookeville
267
$17,495
38
Genesis Career College-Lebanon
Lebanon
112
$17,495
39
National College-Nashville
Nashville
207
$17,361
40
Empire Beauty School-Nashville
Brentwood
77
$17,145
41
Empire Beauty School-Jackson
Jackson
60
$17,145
42
Empire Beauty School-E Memphis
Memphis
116
$17,145
43
Empire Beauty School-S Memphis
Memphis
92
$17,145
44
Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
Fayetteville
45
$16,990
45
Nashville Film Institute
Nashville
57
$16,900
46
Arnolds Beauty School
Milan
54
$16,750
47
South College
Knoxville
2,146
$16,575
48
Bethel University
McKenzie
5,779
$16,552
49
Johnson University
Knoxville
1,153
$16,060
50
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Memphis
697
$16,056
51
Nashville Barber and Style Academy
Madison
36
$15,990
52
Paul Mitchell the School-Knoxville
Knoxville
166
$15,900
53
Concorde Career College-Memphis
Memphis
1,420
$15,880
54
Ross Medical Education Center-Johnson City
City
134
$15,740
55
Ross Medical Education Center-Knoxville
Knoxville
65
$15,740
56
Memphis Institute of Barbering
Memphis
161
$15,475
57
Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro
183
$15,300
58
Franklin Academy
Cleveland
40
$15,275
59
Fortis Institute-Nashville
Nashville
353
$15,234
60
Fortis Institute-Cookeville
Cookeville
175
$15,201
61
Paul Mitchell the School-Memphis
Bartlett
177
$15,100
62
Daymar College-Clarksville
Clarksville
1,025
$15,000
63
Mr Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design
Cookeville
56
$15,000
64
Daymar College-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro
206
$15,000
65
Daymar College-Nashville
Nashville
237
$15,000
66
Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc
Knoxville
268
$14,995
67
Remington College-Nashville Campus
Nashville
308
$14,906
68
Gould's Academy
Memphis
102
$14,750
69
Austin's Beauty College Inc
Clarksville
23
$14,425
70
Vibe Barber College
Memphis
64
$14,200
71
Elite College of Cosmetology
Lexington
79
$13,875
72
Queen City College
Clarksville
105
$13,824
73
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
City
101
$13,800
74
Nashville College of Medical Careers
Madison
87
$13,800
75
Williamson Christian College
Franklin
58
$13,525
76
Love Beauty School Inc
Manchester
67
$13,500
77
Strayer University-Tennessee
Memphis
2,575
$13,380
78
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville
28,321
$13,006
79
Sandra Academy of Salon Services, Inc
Tazewell
64
$13,000
80
Master's Barber & Styling College
Hickory
18
$12,100
81
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis
1,075
$11,900
82
Lane College
Jackson
1,420
$11,500
83
Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis
863
$11,196
84
John A Gupton College
Nashville
110
$11,158
85
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Chattanooga
273
$10,690
86
Franklin Hair Academy School of Cosmetology
Franklin
8
$10,500
87
American Baptist College
Nashville
115
$10,074
88
Massage Institute of Memphis
Memphis
25
$9,600
89
University of Phoenix-Tennessee
Nashville
204
$9,552
90
Career Beauty College
Lawrenceburg
17
$9,500
91
Mind Body Institute
Nashville
37
$9,475
92
University of Memphis
Memphis
21,521
$9,317
93
East Tennessee State University
City
14,353
$8,935
94
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro
21,913
$8,858
95
Tennessee State University
Nashville
8,177
$8,792
96
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville
10,504
$8,731
97
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga
11,587
$8,664
98
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville
10,463
$8,159
99
Mid-South Christian College
Memphis
19
$7,902
100
William Moore College of Technology
Memphis
264
$7,305
101
Huntington College of Health Sciences
Knoxville
166
$6,685
102
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville
Shelbyville
485
$6,405
103
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
Memphis
843
$5,867
104
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville
McMinnville
258
$5,124
105
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville
Knoxville
1,137
$4,863
106
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro -
LaFollette
--
$4,586
107
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton
Elizabethton
458
$4,582
108
Volunteer State Community College
Gallatin
8,838
$4,522
109
Roane State Community College
Harriman
5,626
$4,443
110
EduMed Partners
Goodlettsville
31
$4,300
111
Pellissippi State Community College
Knoxville
11,168
$4,276
112
Columbia State Community College
Columbia
5,938
$4,269
113
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Memphis
9,099
$4,255
114
Northeast State Community College
Blountville
6,088
$4,248
115
Motlow State Community College
Tullahoma
6,594
$4,241
116
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland
3,005
$4,235
117
Dyersburg State Community College
Dyersburg
2,843
$4,235
118
Walters State Community College
Morristown
6,075
$4,224
119
Jackson State Community College
Jackson
4,746
$4,221
120
Nashville State Community College
Nashville
8,197
$4,191
121
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens
Athens
386
$4,143
122
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington
Covington
318
$4,143
123
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville
Crossville
335
$4,143
124
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump
Crump
403
$4,143
125
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson
Dickson
582
$4,143
126
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman
Harriman
281
$4,143
127
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville
Hartsville
712
$4,143
128
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jacksboro
Jacksboro
256
$4,143
129
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson
Jackson
547
$4,143
130
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston
Livingston
1,075
$4,143
131
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie
McKenzie
176
$4,143
132
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown
Morristown
672
$4,143
133
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro
491
$4,143
134
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville
Nashville
806
$4,143
135
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris
Paris
271
$4,143
136
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski
Pulaski
592
$4,143
137
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley
Ripley
205
$4,143
138
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville
Whiteville
278
$4,143
139
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern
Newbern
413
$4,089
140
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga
8,152
$4,063
141
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville
Huntsville
276
$3,924
142
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald
Hohenwald
577
$3,738
143
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Cleveland
474
$2,596
144
Allied Health Careers Institute
Murfreesboro
88
$1,200

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Allied Health Careers Institute American Baptist College Arnolds Beauty School Austin Peay State University Austin's Beauty College Inc Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Career Beauty College Carson-Newman University Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers Chattanooga State Community College Christian Brothers University Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Concorde Career College-Memphis Cumberland University Daymar College-Clarksville Daymar College-Murfreesboro Daymar College-Nashville DeVry University-Tennessee Dyersburg State Community College East Tennessee State University EduMed Partners Elite College of Cosmetology Empire Beauty School-E Memphis Empire Beauty School-Jackson Empire Beauty School-Nashville Empire Beauty School-S Memphis Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Fisk University Fortis Institute-Cookeville Fortis Institute-Nashville Franklin Academy Franklin Hair Academy School of Cosmetology Freed-Hardeman University Genesis Career College-Cookeville Genesis Career College-Lebanon Gould's Academy Hiwassee College Huntington College of Health Sciences Image Maker Beauty Institute Jackson State Community College Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology John A Gupton College Johnson University King University Lane College Le Moyne-Owen College Lee University Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Love Beauty School Inc Martin Methodist College Maryville College Massage Institute of Memphis Master's Barber & Styling College Memphis College of Art Memphis Institute of Barbering Mid-South Christian College Middle Tennessee State University Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga Milligan College Mind Body Institute Motlow State Community College Mr Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design Nashville Barber and Style Academy Nashville College of Medical Careers Nashville Film Institute Nashville State Community College National College-Nashville North Central Institute Northeast State Community College Nossi College of Art Paul Mitchell the School-Knoxville Paul Mitchell the School-Memphis Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro Pellissippi State Community College Pentecostal Theological Seminary Queen City College Remington College-Memphis Campus Remington College-Nashville Campus Rhodes College Roane State Community College Ross Medical Education Center-Johnson City Ross Medical Education Center-Knoxville SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville Sandra Academy of Salon Services, Inc Sewanee-The University of the South South College Southern Adventist University Southwest Tennessee Community College Strayer University-Tennessee Tennessee Career Institute Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Covington Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville

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