Tennessee Community Colleges

There are 45 community colleges located throughout Tennessee (17 public colleges and 28 private colleges), serving 101,524 students.
For Tennessee community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,525 per year for in-state students and $13,647 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,867 per year (view national tuition costs).
The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 78% (view national acceptance rates).
Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 27% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 30:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(TN) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
Black
17%
White
73%
Two or more races
2%
Unknown
3%
TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

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