Colleges Near Knoxville

Colleges and universities near me in the Knoxville, Tennessee area

There are 6 colleges in Knoxville and 54 colleges within 100 miles enrolling a total of 214,612 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in Tennessee with a population of 178,874, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Knoxville. Driving time to these schools from Knoxville should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is The University of Tennessee which is ranked #204 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is The University of Tennessee enrolling 30,559 students. In terms of affordability, Western Carolina University in Cullowhee offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $1,000 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Knoxville.


54 results

South College
S
Knoxville, TN
 
South College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,171enrollment
  • $11,654net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

2 miles from Knoxville

The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 30,559enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1303SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

1 miles from Knoxville

Fountainhead College of Technology
F
Knoxville, TN
 
Fountainhead College of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 88enrollment
  • $19,476net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

4 miles from Knoxville

Johnson University
J
Knoxville, TN
 
Johnson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,039enrollment
  • $18,292net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 878-1070SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

11 miles from Knoxville

University of Phoenix Knoxville
P
Knoxville, Tennessee
 
University of Phoenix Knoxville

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 27enrollment
  • $18,214net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

11 miles from Knoxville

Pellissippi State Community College
P
Knoxville, TN
 
Pellissippi State Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 9,334enrollment
  • $5,973net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

12 miles from Knoxville

Maryville College
M
Maryville, TN
Maryville College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,072enrollment
  • $19,548net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 880-1160SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg Weighted GPA

15 miles from Knoxville

Carson Newman College
C
Jefferson City, TN
 
Carson Newman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 2,911enrollment
  • $19,172net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

27 miles from Knoxville

Hiwassee College
H
Madisonville, TN
 
Hiwassee College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 253enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

37 miles from Knoxville

Roane State Community College
R
Harriman, TN
 
Roane State Community College

Public 2 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 5,172enrollment
  • $4,721net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA

38 miles from Knoxville

Walters State Community College
W
Morristown, TN
 
Walters State Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 5,742enrollment
  • $5,000net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

42 miles from Knoxville

Lincoln Memorial University
L
Harrogate, TN
Lincoln Memorial University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 4,885enrollment
  • $22,251net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

45 miles from Knoxville

Tennessee Wesleyan College
T
Athens, TN
 
Tennessee Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,116enrollment
  • $13,183net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 850-1060SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

51 miles from Knoxville

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
C
Pineville, KY
 
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 131enrollment
  • $10,948net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

54 miles from Knoxville

University of the Cumberlands
T
Williamsburg, KY
 
University of the Cumberlands

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

  • 19,110enrollment
  • $13,764net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

54 miles from Knoxville

Southwestern Community College
S
Sylva, NC
 
Southwestern Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,259enrollment
  • $5,562net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

60 miles from Knoxville

Union College
U
Barbourville, KY
Union College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,179enrollment
  • $18,027net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

62 miles from Knoxville

Tri County Community College
T
Murphy, NC
 
Tri County Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 991enrollment
  • $6,349net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

62 miles from Knoxville

FAQ's

The closest community college is Pellissippi State Community College and is 12.4 miles from Knoxville. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Pellissippi State Community College are $4,318 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.