Tennessee Community Colleges

There are 47 community colleges located throughout Tennessee (18 public colleges and 29 private colleges), serving 106,188 students.
Minority enrollment is 30% (majority Black), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is more than the 21:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(TN) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
Black
21%
White
70%
Unknown
4%

Tennessee Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,668 per year for in-state students and $13,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,533 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.