Most Selective Community Colleges in Tennessee

  • The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is approximately 74% per year (2020).
  • The most selective college in Tennessee is currently Watkins College of Art Design & Film, with an acceptance rate of 26%.

Most Selective Community Colleges in Tennessee (2020)

  • College Acceptance Rate Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Watkins College of Art Design & Film
    Private, non-profit
    26%
    2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
    Nashville TN  37228
    (615)383-4848
  • Rank: #22.
    Hiwassee College
    Hiwassee College Photo - Rymer Student Life Center
    Private, non-profit
    46%
    225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville TN  37354
    (423)442-2001
  • Rank: #33.
    Nossi College of Art
    Nossi College of Art Photo - Nossi College of Art, located a few miles from downtown Nashville with easy access to most interstates, gives creative students a college built specifically for them.
    Private, for profit
    50%
    590 Creative Way
    Nashville TN  37115
    (615)514-2787
  • Rank: #44.
    Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
    Private, non-profit
    54%
    1003 Monroe Ave
    Memphis TN  38104
    (901)572-2468
  • Rank: #55.
    Aquinas College
    Private, non-profit
    61%
    4210 Harding Pike
    Nashville TN  37205
    (615)297-7545
  • Rank: #66.
    Remington College-Nashville Campus
    Private, non-profit
    74%
    441 Donelson Pk Ste 150
    Nashville TN  37214
    (615)889-5520
  • Rank: #77.
    Remington College-Memphis Campus
    Private, non-profit
    83%
    2710 Nonconnah Blvd
    Memphis TN  38132
    (901)345-1000
  • Rank: #88.
    Roane State Community College
    Roane State Community College Photo - Roane State features small class sizes. Visit www.roanestate.edu for information about our programs.
    Public
    99%
    276 Patton Lane
    Harriman TN  37748
    (865)354-3000
  • Rank: #9-129.-12.100%
    3535 Adkisson Drive
    Cleveland TN  37312
    (423)472-7141
  • Rank: #9-129.-12.100%
    737 Union Avenue
    Memphis TN  38103
    (901)333-5000
  • Rank: #9-129.-12.
    Walters State Community College
    Walters State Community College Photo
    Public
    100%
    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
    Morristown TN  37813
    (800)225-4770
  • Rank: #9-129.-12.100%
    5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 132
    Memphis TN  38137
    (901)761-9494
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