List of colleges and universities in Tennessee

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This is a list of colleges and universities in Tennessee. This list also includes other educational institutions providing higher education.

Map of the Primary Campuses for State of Tennessee 4-year Universities
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee
UT at Chattanooga
UT at Chattanooga
UT at Martin
UT at Martin
University of Memphis
University of Memphis
East Tennessee St
East Tennessee St
Middle Tennessee St
Middle Tennessee St
Tennessee St
Tennessee St
Austin Peay St
Austin Peay St
Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech
UT Southern
UT Southern
4-year state university locations
Red pog.svg – University of Tennessee System
Blue pog.svg – Independent Institution


Colleges and universities[edit]

Institution Location[1] Control Type[a] Enrollment[1]
(Fall 2021)
American Baptist College Nashville Private
Baccalaureate college 57 1924
Aquinas College Nashville Private
(Roman Catholic)
Austin Peay State University Clarksville Public Master's university 9,609 1927
Baptist Health Sciences University Memphis Private
Special-focus institution 935 1912
Belmont University Nashville Private
Doctoral/Professional university 8,696 1890
Bethel University McKenzie Private
Master's university 4,011 1871
Bryan College Dayton Private
Baccalaureate college 1,550 1930
Carson-Newman University Jefferson City Private
Doctoral/Professional university 2,835 1851
Christian Brothers University Memphis Private
Master's university 1,794 1871
Crown College Powell Private
(Independent Baptist)
Cumberland University Lebanon Private Master's university 2,540 1842
East Tennessee State University Johnson City Public Research university 13,303 1911
Fisk University Nashville Private Baccalaureate college 942 1866
Freed-Hardeman University Henderson Private
(Churches of Christ)
Master's university 2,320 1869
Harding School of Theology Memphis Private
(Churches of Christ)
Special-focus institution 1952
Johnson University Knoxville Private
(Christian Churches)
Master's university 942 1893
King University Bristol Private
(Presbyterian & E.P.C.)
Master's university 1,656 1867
Knoxville College Knoxville Private 1875
Lane College Jackson Private
Baccalaureate college 1,047 1888
Lee University Cleveland Private
(Church of God)
Master's university 4,505 1918
LeMoyne-Owen College Memphis Private
(United Church of Christ)
613 1862
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate Private Doctoral/Professional university 5,118 1897
Lipscomb University Nashville Private
(Churches of Christ)
Doctoral/Professional university 4,778 1891
Maryville College Maryville Private
Baccalaureate college 1,046 1819
Meharry Medical College Nashville Private
Special-focus institution 964 1876
Memphis Theological Seminary Cordova Private
Special-focus institution 221 1852
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Franklin Private
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro Public Research university 21,568 1911
Mid-South Christian College Memphis Private
(Christian Churches)
Special-focus institution 17 1959
Milligan University Carter County Private
(Christian Churches)
Master's university 1,162 1866
Nashville School of Law Nashville Private 1911
New College Franklin Nashville Private
Oxford Graduate School Dayton Private 1980
Pentecostal Theological Seminary Cleveland Private
(Church of God)
Special-focus institution 516 1975
Rhodes College Memphis Private Baccalaureate college 2,073 1848
Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee Private
Baccalaureate college 1,820 1857
South College Knoxville Private
Doctoral/Professional university 5,796 1882
Southern Adventist University Collegedale Private
Master's university 2,719 1892
Southern College of Optometry Memphis Private Special-focus institution 537 1932
Tennessee Bible College Cookeville Private
(Churches of Christ)
Tennessee State University (HBCU) Nashville Public Research university 8,077 1912
Tennessee Technological University Cookeville Public Research university 9,840 1915
Tennessee Wesleyan University Athens Private
Baccalaureate college 1,086 1857
Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville Private
Doctoral/Professional university 3,717 1901
Tusculum University Tusculum Private
Master's university 1,494 1794
Union University Jackson Private
Doctoral/Professional university 2,930 1823
University of Memphis Memphis Public Research university 21,622 1912
University of Tennessee
(Flagship university)
Knoxville Public Research university 31,701 1794
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga Public Doctoral/Professional university 11,457 1886
University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis Public Special-focus institution 3,235 1911
University of Tennessee at Martin Martin Public Master's university 6,712 1900
University of Tennessee Southern Pulaski Public Baccalaureate college 876 1870
Vanderbilt University Nashville Private Research university 13,796 1873
Welch College Gallatin Private
Baccalaureate college 335 1885
WGU Tennessee Franklin (Online) Private Master's university 1996
Williamson College Franklin Private
Special-focus institution 55 1997

Defunct Colleges and Universities[edit]

Name Location Control Carnegie Classification Founded Defunct Fate
Burritt College Spencer Private (Not for Profit) 1848 1939 Closed
Hiwassee College Madisonville Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 1849 2019 Closed
Memphis College of Art Memphis Private (Not For Profit) Masters University 1936 2020 Closed
Lambuth University Jackson Private (Not For Profit) Research University 1843 2011 Acquired by University of Memphis
Morristown College Morristown Private (Not For Profit) Junior college 1881 1989 Acquired by Knoxville College
O'More College of Design Franklin Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 1969 2018 Merged with Belmont University
Scarritt College Nashville Private (Not For Profit) Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges 1892 1988 Closed
Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga Private (Not For Profit) Doctoral University 1946 2015 Merged with Carolina University
Victory University Memphis Private (Not For Profit) 1941 2014 Closed

Tennessee Board of Regents[edit]

Two-year institutions[edit]

Colleges of Applied Technology[edit]

Private institutions[edit]

Two-year institutions[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "College Navigator". United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 3, 2023.

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