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120 Colleges
16,600 Yearly Graduations
$56,706 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,444 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 16,600 students received a trade school degree from a college in Tennessee, making it rank #18 in terms of graduations. Tennessee colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,177 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $19,645 per year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,361 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
801 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,592 students at Lincoln Tech - Nashville in total, 1,592 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,407 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - Nashville is $29,200.

#2

Concorde Career College - Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
770 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,312 full-time undergraduates at Concorde Career College - Memphis, and 1,312 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,950 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
597 Yearly Degrees

There are 610 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Nashville, and 847 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCAT - Nashville is $24,900.

Public Public vs. Private
504 Yearly Degrees

There are 583 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Knoxville, and 909 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
500 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis is 1,356, which includes 834 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCAT - Memphis is $20,800.

#6

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$4,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,821 full-time undergraduates at Chattanooga State Community College, and 8,050 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chattanooga State Community College is $25,000.

#7

Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
414 Yearly Degrees
$4,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,779 full-time undergraduates at VSCC, and 9,144 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from VSCC is $28,000.

Public Public vs. Private
408 Yearly Degrees

There are 677 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Morristown, and 912 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Students who graduate from TCAT - Morristown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Northeast State Community College

Blountville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
405 Yearly Degrees
$4,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast State Community College is 6,085, which includes 3,251 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
386 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson is 785, which includes 578 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Students who graduate from TCAT - Dickson with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
353 Yearly Degrees

There are 592 full-time undergraduates at Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting, and 615 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#12

Miller-Motte College Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Miller-Motte College Chattanooga is 448, which includes 439 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,153 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MMC Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

South College

Knoxville, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
321 Yearly Degrees
$17,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,843 students at South College in total, 2,006 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,006 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,148 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South College is $25,700.

#14

Roane State Community College

Harriman, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$4,652 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,861 students at Roane State Community College in total, 2,427 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

5% of Roane State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,900 during the early-career years.

#15

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$4,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,038 full-time undergraduates at Pellissippi State Community College, and 10,694 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at Pellissippi State Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pellissippi State Community College is $25,100.

Public Public vs. Private
295 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton is 439, which includes 419 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
293 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson is 562, which includes 373 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at TCAT - Jackson is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
283 Yearly Degrees

There are 552 students at TCAT - Murfreesboro in total, 428 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,000 during the early-career years.

#19

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$9,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,461 undergraduates at Middle Tennessee State University, of which 15,721 are full-time, and there are 21,721 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.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

Public Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees

There are 601 students at TCAT - Hohenwald in total, 286 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski is 602, which includes 218 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Nashville State Community College

Nashville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
253 Yearly Degrees
$4,294 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nashville State Community College is 7,885, which includes 3,397 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
241 Yearly Degrees

There are 299 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Livingston, and 1,267 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Students who graduate from TCAT - Livingston with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Remington College - Memphis Campus

Memphis, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
224 Yearly Degrees
$15,399 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 656 full-time undergraduates at Remington College - Memphis Campus, and 656 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 84% of students at Remington College - Memphis Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,041 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%.

Students who graduate from Remington College - Memphis Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Columbia State Community College

Columbia, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$4,582 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbia State Community College is 6,305, which includes 3,249 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Columbia State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,718 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

Other Tennessee Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
27 East Tennessee State University 196
28 Southwest Tennessee Community College 189
29 Walters State Community College 186
30 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville 184
31 Jackson State Community College 183
32 Motlow State Community College 176
33 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Paris 174
34 Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc 173
35 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville 171
36 Daymar College - Clarksville 167
37 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hartsville 164
38 Remington College - Nashville Campus 163
39 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman 157
40 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump 151
41 North Central Institute 146
42 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida - Huntsville 144
43 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Athens 143
44 Cleveland State Community College 141
45 Fortis Institute - Nashville 139
46 Austin Peay State University 138
47 Genesis Career College-Cookeville 135
48 Fortis Institute - Cookeville 133
49 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Covington 127
50 Paul Mitchell the School Murfreesboro 124
51 Chattanooga College Medical, Dental, and Technical Careers 123
52 EduMed Partners 122
53 Allied Health Careers Institute 121
54 Gould’s Academy 116
55 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jacksboro 112
55 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Whiteville 112
57 Tennessee State University 109
58 William Moore College of Technology 99
59 Paul Mitchell the School Memphis 97
60 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McMinnville 92
61 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Ripley 89
62 Dyersburg State Community College 87
63 Ross Medical Education Center - Knoxville 86
64 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences 84
65 Paul Mitchell the School Knoxville 79
66 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McKenzie 78
67 Ross Medical Education Center - Johnson City 76
68 Tennessee Technological University 74
69 Queen City College 73
69 Genesis Career College-Lebanon 73
71 Nashville College of Medical Careers 61
72 Empire Beauty School-Nashville 56
73 Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology 52
73 John A Gupton College 52
73 Franklin Academy 52
76 Mind Body Institute 45
77 Lincoln Memorial University 44
77 Sandra Academy of Salon Services, Inc 44
79 Cumberland University 42
80 Lee University 38
80 The Salon Professional Academy - Nashville 38
80 Empire Beauty School-S Memphis 38
80 Gould’S-Academy 38
80 Empire Beauty School-E Memphis 38
85 King University 37
86 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga 34
86 Empire Beauty School-Jackson 34
88 Trevecca Nazarene University 33
89 The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center 32
89 Image Maker Beauty Institute 32
91 Daymar College - Murfreesboro 30
92 Daymar College - Nashville 29
93 University of Memphis 28
94 Elite College of Cosmetology 26
95 Vibe Barber College 25
95 Johnson University 25
95 Arnolds Beauty School 25
95 Austin’s Beauty College Inc 25
99 Health-Tech Institute of Memphis 24
99 Love Beauty School Inc 24
101 Franklin Hair Academy School of Cosmetology 22
102 Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences 21
103 Southern Adventist University 19
104 Christian Brothers University 18
105 Massage Institute of Memphis 16
106 Master’s Barber & Styling College 13
107 Mr Wayne’s School of Unisex Hair Design 12
108 Tusculum College 9
109 Union University 7
109 Bethel University 7
111 Tennessee Wesleyan University 6
112 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville 5
112 Career Beauty College 5
114 Shear Perfection Academy of Cosmetology 2
115 Lipscomb University 1
116 Bryan College - Dayton 0
116 Maryville College 0
116 Milligan College 0
116 Carson - Newman University 0
116 DeVry University - Tennessee 0

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