Top Rated Tennessee Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Tennessee for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Tennessee as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in Tennessee is The University of Tennessee. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


8 results

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

Tennessee Technological University
T
Cookeville, TN
Tennessee Technological University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 10,177enrollment
  • $16,618net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

East Tennessee State University
E
Johnson City, TN
East Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 13,713enrollment
  • $13,661net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.33Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

The University of Tennessee Martin
T
Martin, TN
 
The University of Tennessee Martin

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 7,117enrollment
  • $11,895net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Middle Tennessee State University
M
Murfreesboro, TN
Middle Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 22,080enrollment
  • $12,265net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
T
Chattanooga, TN
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 11,728enrollment
  • $14,888net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

University of Memphis
M
Memphis, TN
University of Memphis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 22,205enrollment
  • $13,777net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Austin Peay State University
A
Clarksville, TN
Austin Peay State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 10,272enrollment
  • $14,967net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 918-1188SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 25