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#22 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
49 Colleges
17,375 Yearly Graduations
$62,966 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

Tennessee ranked #22 in the nation for graduate degrees with 17,375 students receiving a diploma in 2019. The average in-state tuition for the state is $15,741, while the average out-of-state tuition for graduate students is $18,151. This cost can vary greatly from school to school.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,234 Yearly Degrees
$48,624 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Vanderbilt handed out 2,234 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #1 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Vanderbilt University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $48,624 $48,624
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $500 $500
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $2,026 $2,026

Public Public vs. Private
2,176 Yearly Degrees
$11,468 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, UT Knoxville ranked #2 in terms of popularity with 2,176 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,468 $29,656
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,912 $2,142
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $639 $1,650

#3

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
1,368 Yearly Degrees
$9,216 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Memphis was ranked the #3 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,368 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Memphis

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,216 $12,672
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,530 $1,530
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $512 $704

#4

Lincoln Memorial University

Harrogate, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,093 Yearly Degrees
$18,093 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Lincoln Memorial University was ranked the #4 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,093 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lincoln Memorial University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,093 $18,093
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $30 $30
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $716 $716

#5

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
1,059 Yearly Degrees
$8,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

ETSU handed out 1,059 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #5 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for East Tennessee State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,640 $23,760
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,919 $1,919
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $480 $1,321

#6

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
842 Yearly Degrees
$8,946 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Middle Tennessee State University was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 842 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Middle Tennessee State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,946 $24,768
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,404 $1,404
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $497 $1,376

Public Public vs. Private
839 Yearly Degrees
$13,099 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UTHSC handed out 839 graduate degrees. This makes it the #7 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for The University of Tennessee-Health Science Center

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,099 $25,282
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,372 $1,469
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $728 $1,476

#8

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
764 Yearly Degrees
$18,414 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Lipscomb University was ranked the #8 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 764 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lipscomb University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,414 $18,414
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,023 $1,023

#9

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
589 Yearly Degrees
$9,917 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, TNU handed out 589 graduate degrees. This makes it the #9 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Trevecca Nazarene University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,917 $9,917
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $150 $150
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $551 $551

#10

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
545 Yearly Degrees
$22,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Belmont ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 545 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Belmont University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $22,680 $22,680
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $830 $830
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,260 $1,260

#11

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
492 Yearly Degrees
$8,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UT Chattanooga handed out 492 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #11 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,450 $16,514
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,820 $1,820
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $469 $917

#12

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
488 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Union U handed out 488 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #12 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Union University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,000 $9,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $22 $22
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $550 $550

#13

Tennessee State University

Nashville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
470 Yearly Degrees
$10,178 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Tennessee State University ranked #13 in terms of popularity with 470 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Tennessee State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,178 $22,642
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,108 $1,108
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $523 $1,105

#14

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
448 Yearly Degrees
$10,280 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Tennessee Technological University was ranked the #14 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 448 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Tennessee Technological University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,280 $24,800
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,278 $1,278
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $514 $1,240

#15

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
424 Yearly Degrees
$8,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Austin Peay State University handed out 424 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Austin Peay State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,100 $13,086
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,583 $1,583
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $450 $727

#16

Carson - Newman University

Jefferson City, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
384 Yearly Degrees
$9,027 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Carson - Newman handed out 384 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Carson - Newman University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,027 $9,027
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $200 $200
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $502 $502

#17

Bethel University

McKenzie, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
324 Yearly Degrees
$11,034 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Bethel handed out 324 graduate degrees. This makes it the #17 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Bethel University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,034 $11,034
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $561 $561

#18

South College

Knoxville, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees
$27,025 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

South College was ranked the #18 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 293 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for South College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $27,025 $27,025
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $525 $525

#19

King University

Bristol, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees
$19,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, King ranked #19 in terms of popularity with 229 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for King University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $19,500 $19,500
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $495 $495

#20

Tusculum College

Greeneville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
220 Yearly Degrees
$7,200 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Tusculum College handed out 220 graduate degrees. This makes it the #20 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Tusculum College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,200 $7,200
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $400 $400

#21

Meharry Medical College

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
219 Yearly Degrees
$23,205 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Meharry Medical College ranked #21 in terms of popularity with 219 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Meharry Medical College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $23,205 $23,205
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $4,884 $4,884

#22

Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
187 Yearly Degrees
$13,590 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Lee University ranked #22 in terms of popularity with 187 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lee University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,590 $13,590
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $200 $200
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $755 $755

#23

Cumberland University

Lebanon, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
177 Yearly Degrees
$6,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 49 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, CU ranked #23 in terms of popularity with 177 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Cumberland University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,600 $6,600
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $550 $550

#24

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
167 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Southern Adventist handed out 167 graduate degrees. This makes it the #24 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Southern Adventist University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,700 $11,700
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $650 $650

#25

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$12,988 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Christian Brothers University was ranked the #25 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 156 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Christian Brothers University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,988 $12,988
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $407 $407
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $634 $634

Other Tennessee Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Strayer University - Tennessee 138
27 Freed - Hardeman University 134
28 Southern College of Optometry 132
29 Milligan College 127
30 The University of Tennessee - Martin 109
31 Johnson University 100
32 Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc 70
33 Pentecostal Theological Seminary 69
34 Richmont Graduate University 68
35 Bryan College - Dayton 61
36 Sewanee - The University of the South 47
37 Memphis Theological Seminary 39
38 Rhodes College 19
39 Oxford Graduate School 15
40 DeVry University - Tennessee 11
41 Tennessee Wesleyan University 9
41 Williamson Christian College 9
41 Fisk University 9
44 Martin Methodist College 6
44 Welch College 6
46 Huntington College of Health Sciences 4
47 Visible Music College 3
47 Watkins College of Art Design & Film 3
49 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences 0

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