The price of education: Which 4-year Tennessee schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Tennessee residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Huntington College of Health Sciences and Mid-South Christian College, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Cleveland
474
$2,596
2
Huntington College of Health Sciences
Knoxville
166
$6,685
3
Mid-South Christian College
Memphis
19
$7,902
4
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville
10,463
$8,159
5
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga
11,587
$8,664
6
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville
10,504
$8,731
7
Tennessee State University
Nashville
8,177
$8,792
8
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro
21,913
$8,858
9
East Tennessee State University
City
14,353
$8,935
10
University of Memphis
Memphis
21,521
$9,317
11
University of Phoenix-Tennessee
Nashville
204
$9,552
12
American Baptist College
Nashville
115
$10,074
13
Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis
863
$11,196
14
Lane College
Jackson
1,420
$11,500
15
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Memphis
1,075
$11,900
16
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville
28,321
$13,006
17
Strayer University-Tennessee
Memphis
2,575
$13,380
18
Williamson Christian College
Franklin
58
$13,525
19
Daymar College-Clarksville
Clarksville
1,025
$15,000
20
Daymar College-Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro
206
$15,000
21
Daymar College-Nashville
Nashville
237
$15,000
22
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Memphis
697
$16,056
23
Johnson University
Knoxville
1,153
$16,060
24
Bethel University
McKenzie
5,779
$16,552
25
South College
Knoxville
2,146
$16,575
26
Lee University
Cleveland
5,370
$17,690
27
DeVry University-Tennessee
Nashville
99
$17,713
28
Nossi College of Art
Madison
253
$17,800
29
Welch College
Gallatin
366
$19,012
30
Visible Music College
Memphis
124
$19,500
31
Hiwassee College
Madisonville
302
$19,571
32
Fisk University
Nashville
701
$21,480
33
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale
3,035
$21,950
34
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson
1,972
$21,950
35
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate
4,770
$22,010
36
Cumberland University
Lebanon
2,314
$22,890
37
Martin Methodist College
Pulaski
988
$24,246
38
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Athens
951
$24,300
39
Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Nashville
210
$24,450
40
Tusculum College
Greeneville
1,767
$24,860
41
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville
3,620
$25,598
42
Bryan College-Dayton
Dayton
1,397
$26,800
43
Carson-Newman University
City
2,514
$27,900
44
King University
Bristol
2,162
$29,714
45
Lipscomb University
Nashville
4,642
$32,144
46
Union University
Jackson
3,377
$32,610
47
Christian Brothers University
Memphis
2,157
$32,820
48
Memphis College of Art
Memphis
303
$33,130
49
Milligan College
College
1,171
$33,700
50
Belmont University
Nashville
8,012
$34,310
51
Maryville College
Maryville
1,181
$34,880
52
Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee
1,778
$45,120
53
Rhodes College
Memphis
2,010
$47,890
54
Vanderbilt University
Nashville
12,592
$49,816

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American Baptist College Austin Peay State University Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Christian Brothers University Cumberland University Daymar College-Clarksville Daymar College-Murfreesboro Daymar College-Nashville DeVry University-Tennessee East Tennessee State University Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Hiwassee College Huntington College of Health Sciences Johnson University King University Lane College Le Moyne-Owen College Lee University Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Martin Methodist College Maryville College Memphis College of Art Mid-South Christian College Middle Tennessee State University Milligan College Nossi College of Art Pentecostal Theological Seminary Remington College-Memphis Campus Rhodes College Sewanee-The University of the South South College Southern Adventist University Strayer University-Tennessee Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan University The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Trevecca Nazarene University Tusculum College Union University University of Memphis University of Phoenix-Tennessee Vanderbilt University Visible Music College Watkins College of Art Design & Film Welch College Williamson Christian College

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