Top Rated Tennessee Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Tennessee for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Tennessee as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 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

  • 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

#2 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

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

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 14,317enrollment
  • $14,696net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
The University of Tennessee Martin
T
Martin, TN
 
The University of Tennessee Martin

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 7,048enrollment
  • $11,673net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Middle Tennessee State University
M
Murfreesboro, TN
Middle Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 21,631enrollment
  • $11,964net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
University of Memphis
M
Memphis, TN
University of Memphis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 21,458enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
T
Chattanooga, TN
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 11,638enrollment
  • $13,927net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Austin Peay State University
A
Clarksville, TN
Austin Peay State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

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