Higher Education

Universities (Public Institutions)

Fall 2013

Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN 8,833
Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN 11,200
University of Memphis Memphis, TN
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Knoxville, TN
University of Tennessee, Martin Martin, TN 7,429
University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN

Universities & Colleges (Independent Institutions)

Institution City
Fall 2013

Aquinas College Nashville, TN 576
Baptist College of Health Sciences Memphis, TN 1,101
Belmont University Nashville, TN 6,918
Bethel College McKenzie, TN 5,825
Bryan College Dayton, TN 1,710
Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, TN 1,967
Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN 1,584
Cumberland University Lebanon, TN 1,501
Fisk University Nashville, TN 557
Freed-Hardeman University Henderson, TN 1,811
Johnson University Knoxville, TN 1,031
King College Bristol, TN 2,549
Lane College Jackson, TN 2,381
Lee College
 Cleveland, TN 4,922
LeMoyne-Owen College Memphis, TN 1,243
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN 3,952
Lipscomb University Nashville, TN 4,580
Martin Methodist College Pulaski, TN 1,289
Maryville College Maryville, TN 1,168
Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN 801
Memphis College of Art Memphis, TN 512
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Madison, TN 182
Milligan College Milligan College, TN 1,200 
Rhodes College Memphis, TN 1,950
Sewanee: The University of the South Sewanee, TN 1,701
Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN 3,321
Southern College of Optometry Memphis, TN 509
Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens, TN 1,583
Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN 2,406
Tusculum College Greeneville, TN 2,055
Union University Jackson, TN 4,005
Vanderbilt University Nashville,  TN 12,795
Watkins College of Art & Design Nashville, TN 400
Welch College Nashville, TN 317

Community Colleges

There are thirteen community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system which comprise all two-year public institutions in Tennessee.  Each community college has a specific service area and unique strengths.

Fall 2013

Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN 10,123
Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN 3,812
Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN 5,287
Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg, TN 3,271
Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN 4,593
Motlow State Community College
Lynchburg, TN 4,925
Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN 10,163
Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN 5,895
Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN 10,836
Roane State Community College Harriman, TN 6,361
Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN 10,876
Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN 8,190
Walters State Community College Morristown, TN 6,281

Technology Centers

Tennessee has 27 technology centers, 26 of them (all except Chattanooga) free-standing institutions. They are the state’s premier providers of workforce development.  The 27 TTCs and their 818 employees provide state-of-the-art technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in today’s competitive job market.  Through their workforce development mission, the TTCs help businesses and industries satisfy their need for a well-trained, skilled workforce.  Under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the TTCs offer certificate and diploma programs in more than 50 distinct occupational fields as well as customized training for business and industry.   Listed below are the technology centers located in the middle Tennessee region. Please visit www.tbr.edu for further information.

Fall 2013
Tennessee Technology Center, Dickson Dickson, TN 512
Tennessee Technology Center, Hartsville Hartsville, TN 672
Tennessee Technology Center, Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN 736
Tennessee Technology Center, Nashville Nashville, TN 987

Authorized Institutions

The Division of Postsecondary School Authorization oversees and monitors private proprietary, for-profit, and not-for-profit schools offering training or education leading to a vocation, college credit or issuance of an educational credential. Authorization may be granted to both degree and non-degree granting institutions and encompasses a wide variety of schools such as: academic, trade, technical, career, professional, and out-of-state institutions with presence, advertisement, and/or recruitment practices in Tennessee.  Below are a few of the authorized institutions in the middle Tennessee area.  For a complete list visit the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website.

Institution City Enrollment
Fall 2013
Fortis Institute Nashville, TN 832
ITT Technical Institute Nashville, TN 2,304
Lincoln College of Technology Nashville, TN 2,774
Remington College Nashville, TN 702