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2021 Best General Education Schools in Tennessee

8 Colleges
$42,940 Avg Salary
$25,412 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

With 745 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, general education is the #24 most popular major in Tennessee.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best General Education Schools in Tennessee to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 8 schools in Tennessee to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in Tennessee

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Tennessee Schools in Education

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Our 2021 rankings named Vanderbilt University the best school in Tennessee for general education students. Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Out of the 8 schools in Tennessee that were part of this year’s ranking, Christian Brothers University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of Memphis, Christian Brothers is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is a great place for general education students. Located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public college with a very large student population.

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#4

Union University

Jackson, TN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Union University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in Tennessee list. Located in the small city of Jackson, Union U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#5

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Memphis. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best General Education Schools in Tennessee list. Located in the large city of Memphis, U of Memphis is a public school with a very large student population.

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#6

Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN

Cumberland University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the fringe town of Lebanon, CU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#7

Bethel University

McKenzie, TN

Bethel University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the town of McKenzie, Bethel is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#8

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Austin Peay State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for general education students. It came in at #8 on the list. Austin Peay State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Clarksville.

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Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 116
Florida 683
Virginia 999
North Carolina 241
South Carolina 238
Kentucky 135
Louisiana 136
Alabama 83
Arkansas 124
Mississippi 265
West Virginia 394

General Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KOKUYO.

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