The Best Value Tennessee Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Tennessee for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Tennessee based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in Tennessee is Vanderbilt University. The highest value public state college is The University of Tennessee. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


27 results

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Rhodes College
R
Memphis, TN
Rhodes College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,875enrollment
  • $29,852net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Union University
U
Jackson, TN
Union University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 3,071enrollment
  • $26,906net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Tennessee Wesleyan College
T
Athens, TN
 
Tennessee Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,116enrollment
  • $13,183net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 850-1060SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Trevecca Nazarene University
T
Nashville, TN
Trevecca Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 3,968enrollment
  • $16,508net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1253SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Christian Brothers University
C
Memphis, TN
 
Christian Brothers University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,918enrollment
  • $17,830net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.78Avg Weighted GPA
Sewanee The University of the South
S
Sewanee, TN
Sewanee The University of the South

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,800enrollment
  • $36,244net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Lipscomb University
L
Nashville, TN
Lipscomb University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 4,884enrollment
  • $26,421net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#9 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 30,559enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1303SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
East Tennessee State University
E
Johnson City, TN
East Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 13,713enrollment
  • $13,661net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.33Estimated Avg GPA
King College
K
Bristol, TN
 
King College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,746enrollment
  • $22,020net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg Weighted GPA
Lincoln Memorial University
L
Harrogate, TN
Lincoln Memorial University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 4,885enrollment
  • $22,251net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Tennessee Technological University
T
Cookeville, TN
Tennessee Technological University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 10,177enrollment
  • $16,618net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Belmont University
B
Nashville, TN
Belmont University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#14 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 8,204enrollment
  • $34,368net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1300SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Johnson University
J
Knoxville, TN
 
Johnson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 1,039enrollment
  • $18,292net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 878-1070SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Southern Adventist University
S
Collegedale, TN
 
Southern Adventist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 2,730enrollment
  • $24,491net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 970-1250SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Austin Peay State University
A
Clarksville, TN
Austin Peay State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 10,272enrollment
  • $14,967net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 918-1188SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Bethel University
B
McKenzie, TN
 
Bethel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Value in Tennessee

  • 4,001enrollment
  • $15,612net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 880-1095SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA