# Tennessee Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, Tennessee is ranked #23 in the country with 84,325 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,103 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $20,082 a year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,507 per year.

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There are 28,321 students at UT Knoxville in total, 20,965 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UT Knoxville undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 45% of students at UT Knoxville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,418 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

There are 15,812 full-time undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University, and 21,913 students altogether. It takes the average Middle Tennessee State University undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

53% of Middle Tennessee State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,631 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middle Tennessee State University is $31,200.

The total student population at Vanderbilt University is 12,592, of which 6,805 students are full-time undergraduates. Vanderbilt has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

This a very selective school with only 11% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

13% of Vanderbilt students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,367 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Vanderbilt is $53,400.

The total student population at University of Memphis is 21,521, of which 12,400 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at U of Memphis is 4.7 years.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,643 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from U of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 9,641 full-time undergraduates at ETSU, and 14,353 students altogether. It takes the average ETSU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,718 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Tennessee Technological University is 10,504, of which 8,259 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Tennessee Tech University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 54% of accepted students are men, and 46% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,892 a year. Tennessee Tech University has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

There are 11,587 students at UT Chattanooga in total, 8,962 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,875 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UT Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Austin Peay State University is 10,463, of which 7,065 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Austin Peay State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,699 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

There are 8,012 students at Belmont in total, 6,161 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Belmont undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Approximately 37% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,608 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Belmont with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 11,168 students at Pellissippi State Community College in total, 5,331 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,345 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pellissippi State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 8,177 students at Tennessee State University in total, 5,431 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Tennessee State University is 4.7 years.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Tennessee State University is $28,500.

There are 1,355 full-time undergraduates at LMU, and 4,770 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at LMU is 4.3 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 30% are men and 70% are women.

60% of LMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,201 a year. LMU has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LMU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 8,838 students at VSCC in total, 4,974 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,759 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from VSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 2,723 full-time undergraduates at Lipscomb, and 4,642 students altogether. For undergraduates at Lipscomb, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,214 a year. Lipscomb has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lipscomb is $35,900.

There are 8,152 students at Chattanooga State Community College in total, 4,018 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

15% of Chattanooga State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,371 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Chattanooga State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 6,088 students at Northeast State Technical Community College in total, 3,421 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeast State Technical Community College is $22,700.

The total student population at Walters State Community College is 6,075, of which 3,294 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from WSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 4,950 full-time undergraduates at UT Martin, and 6,772 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UT Martin is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,139 a year. UT Martin has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UT Martin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Nashville State Community College is 8,197, of which 3,499 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,622 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Nashville State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Motlow State Community College is 6,594, of which 3,599 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Roane State Community College is 5,626, of which 2,569 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,130 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Roane State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 310 full-time undergraduates at UTHSC, and 3,199 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The total student population at Southwest Tennessee Community College is 9,099, of which 4,984 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,400 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Union University is 3,377, of which 1,599 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Union U, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,207 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,500 during the early-career years.

There are 1,317 full-time undergraduates at TNU, and 3,620 students altogether. It takes the average TNU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

56% of TNU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,848 a year. TNU has a 5.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TNU is $36,900.

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