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Tennessee Private Colleges and Universities

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Tennessee is not just a Mecca for music. It is a Mecca for learning as well. Private colleges in the "Volunteer State" proudly boast of their academic and athletic achievement year after year. And why shouldn't they? After all, Tennessee and colleges and universities manage to graduate leaders of industry, entertainment, politics, and science on a continuous basis. So regardless of what your interests are, there is most certainly a number of universities and programs to suit your needs. If you have the dream, Tennessee private colleges will help you get there.

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Private Colleges in Tennessee

Tennessee private colleges and universities offer a wide range of education programs with degrees and certificates up to the doctoral level, as well as professional degrees such as law and medicine.

There are 95 colleges in Tennessee, 48 public and 46 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. These Tennessee private colleges are diverse in character, academic emphasis, and origins. Some private colleges or schools have a religious affiliation; others are secular. Private colleges and universities may be profit or non-profit institutions. Typically, Tennessee independent colleges or private schools give weight to personal characteristics and activities in addition to considering GPA and test scores.

Private Colleges and Universities inTennessee includes:

  • Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN
  • Vanderbilt University (VU) in Nashville, TN
  • Lane College (Jackson)
  • Rhodes College (Memphis)
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College (Athens)
  • Belmont University in Nashville, TN
  • Bethel University (Bethel) in McKenzie, TN
  • Carson - Newman College in Jefferson City, TN
  • King College in Bristol, TN
  • Lee University in Cleveland, TN
  • Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, TN
  • Lipscomb University (David Lipscomb University) in Nashville, TN
  • Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN
  • Union University in Jackson, TN

The largest being Vanderbilt University with 11,926 full time students. Vanderbilt University is the most expensive with an in-state tuition of $41,088. On average, how much does it costs to attend private college in Tennessee? The average annual in-state private college tuition in Tennessee is $18,130 in 2013. Outside of Nashville, a mix of small liberal arts colleges, midsize colleges and research universities can be found throughout Tennessee and in cities such as Chattanooga, Memphis and Knoxville

Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

For over 200 years, private colleges have been serving the Volunteer state In 1956, the precursor of the The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) was established to promote better cooperation among private institutions throughout the state of Tennessee

TICUA engages Tennessee's private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens. The association counts among its membership each independent, non-profit, regionally accredited college and university in Tennessee with a traditional arts and science curriculum In addition, there are several non-profit, regionally accredited members that specialize in such fields as medicine, dentistry, optometry, and fine arts.

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