The Best Value Tennessee Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Tennessee for 2021

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Tennessee based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2021 as the overall best value college in Tennessee is Vanderbilt University. The highest value public state college is The University of Tennessee. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


28 results

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
B
Memphis, TN
 
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,064enrollment
  • $10,088net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Rhodes College
R
Memphis, TN
Rhodes College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 2,036enrollment
  • $30,632net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Sewanee The University of the South
S
Sewanee, TN
Sewanee The University of the South

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,785enrollment
  • $34,971net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Trevecca Nazarene University
T
Nashville, TN
Trevecca Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 3,927enrollment
  • $18,036net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1288SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Lipscomb University
L
Nashville, TN
Lipscomb University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 4,620enrollment
  • $26,013net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Union University
U
Jackson, TN
Union University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 3,247enrollment
  • $31,980net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Christian Brothers University
C
Memphis, TN
 
Christian Brothers University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 2,034enrollment
  • $19,802net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Lincoln Memorial University
L
Harrogate, TN
Lincoln Memorial University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 4,798enrollment
  • $20,374net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 990-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#10 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 28,894enrollment
  • $21,024net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA
Tennessee Technological University
T
Cookeville, TN
Tennessee Technological University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 10,186enrollment
  • $16,634net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 990-1260SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Johnson University
J
Knoxville, TN
 
Johnson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,088enrollment
  • $18,921net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1008-1206SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
Belmont University
B
Nashville, TN
Belmont University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#13 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 8,260enrollment
  • $36,976net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1320SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Austin Peay State University
A
Clarksville, TN
Austin Peay State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 10,954enrollment
  • $13,440net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Bethel University
B
McKenzie, TN
 
Bethel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 5,407enrollment
  • $15,649net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 945-1103SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Carson Newman College
C
Jefferson City, TN
 
Carson Newman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 2,560enrollment
  • $18,531net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 923-1178SAT range
  • 19-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Cumberland University
C
Lebanon, TN
Cumberland University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 2,405enrollment
  • $26,787net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
East Tennessee State University
E
Johnson City, TN
East Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 14,317enrollment
  • $14,696net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA