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Bristol, Tennessee Colleges

Whether you're looking for a short-term diploma program or a four-year college, Bristol, Tenn., may have what you need.

Bristol, Tennessee Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Bristol, Tennessee. Each degree from a Bristol, Tennessee Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Tennessee, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Bristol, Tenn., Colleges and Universities

If NASCAR is your thing, then Bristol may be the city for you. This city of about 27,000 is home of the Bristol Motor Speedway, which attracts thousands for NASCAR races. Located just over the border from Virginia, Bristol offers college living and a low unemployment rate to boot.

Bristol Colleges

King College is located in Bristol. A Presbyterian school, King College offers more than 80 degrees and programs in everything from nursing to forensic science to digital media. An overwhelming majority of students who earn their bachelor's degree at King College and decide to pursue graduate work are accepted to their first-choice school - a list that includes Cambridge University, Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Tuition, room and board at King College is about $33,000 a year. National College of Business and Technology also has a Bristol Tennessee campus. Geared toward working adults, National College offers short-term diploma programs, associate and bachelor's degree programs and an MBA program.

Bristol Economy

Car racing is big business in Bristol, home of the Bristol Motor Speedway that attracts thousands of people each year for NASCAR races. Speedway aside, there are 2,505 businesses in Bristol, and about a quarter of them are women-owned. The median household income is $36,798 in Bristol and the population grew 7.6 percent from 2000 to 2010. The unemployment rate in the Kingsport-Bristol area is better than average: 7.8 percent. So finding a job after college in Bristol may be easier than you think. About a fifth of Bristol's residents have college degrees, and nearly 80 percent of residents are high school graduates.

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