Tennessee Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution

Cheapest Colleges in Tennessee by In State Tution

Below is a college cost ranking of the 63 colleges in Tennessee with the lowest in state tution. What is the cheapest college in Tennessee? Pentecostal Theological Seminary tops the list with a tuition and fee total of $0. Note these costs do not include room and board or living expenses.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published price. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tution with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeSimply Best Value Colleges in Tennessee list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2022-2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

List of Tennessee Colleges Ranked by Lowest In State Tution
School Tuition In State
Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

Daymar College Clarksville

Clarksville, TN

Daymar College Nashville

Nashville, TN

Daymar College Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro, TN

Fisk University

Nashville, TN

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

Freed Hardeman University

Henderson, TN

Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, TN

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, TN

Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN

Tusculum College

Greeneville, TN

Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, TN

Milligan College

Milligan College, Tennessee

O'More College of Design

Franklin, TN

Carson Newman College

Jefferson City, TN

Memphis College of Art

Memphis, TN

King College

Bristol, TN