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

Tennessee Community Colleges by Town:

Recent Articles
January 14, 2017
Even more midnight classes are launching at community college campuses across the country this year, in hopes of working around the demanding schedules of their students.
January 14, 2017
A new report by the American Institutes for Research shows that some states are paying billions of dollars on community college students who drop out before earning a degree or certification.
January 14, 2017
Learn about a Governor’s Investment in Aerospace grant that will help 13 Washington community colleges develop training programs for the aerospace industry.