Best Tennessee Community Colleges (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 30 community colleges serving 92,441 students in Tennessee (14 public colleges and 16 private colleges).
For Tennessee community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,146 per year for in-state students and $15,687 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,611 per year (view national tuition costs).
The best top ranked community colleges in California include Concorde Career College-Memphis, North Central Institute and Watkins College of Art Design & Film.
The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 82% (view national acceptance rates).
Minority enrollment is 27% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(TN) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
5%
Black
15%
White
73%
Two or more races
3%
Unknown
2%
TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Ranked Tennessee Community Colleges (2024)

College
Location
Students
Concorde Career College-Memphis
Private, for profit
5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 132
Memphis, TN 38137
(901) 761-9494
| 1,317 students
North Central Institute
Private for-profit
168 Jack Miller Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37042
(931) 431-9700
| 62 students
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 383-4848
| 158 students
Baptist Health Sciences University
Private not-for-profit
1003 Monroe Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 572-2468
| 890 students
248 Northgate Mall Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37415
(423) 305-7781
| 252 students
John A Gupton College
Private not-for-profit
1616 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-3927
| 167 students
Kaplan College-Nashville
Private, for profit
750 Envious Lane
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 279-8300
| 369 students
120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-3333
| 7,064 students
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
590 Creative Way
Nashville, TN 37115
(615) 514-2787
| 289 students
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Private not-for-profit
2710 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN 38132
(901) 291-4239
| 638 students
4501 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 697-4400
| 7,452 students
3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 472-7141
| 3,180 students
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 540-2730
| 5,931 students
1510 Lake Rd
Dyersburg, TN 38024
(731) 286-3200
| 2,650 students
Fortis Institute-Cookeville
Private for-profit
1025 Highway 111
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-3660
| 302 students
Fortis Institute-Nashville
Private for-profit
3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 320-5917
| 475 students
2046 North Pky
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 424-3520
| 4,203 students
Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville
Private for-profit
1524 Gallatin Rd
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-3990
| 1,638 students
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison
Private, for profit
1515 Gallatin Pike North
Madison, TN 37115
(615) 859-8090
| 319 students
Motlow State Community College
Motlow State Community College Photo - Hiatt-Spivey building on Motlow's Smyrna campus.
Public
6015 Ledford Mill Road
Tullahoma, TN 37388
(931) 393-1500
| 6,992 students
2425 Hwy 75
Blountville, TN 37617
(423) 323-3191
| 5,397 students
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933
(865) 694-6400
| 9,334 students
Platt College-Miller-Motte Technical-Chattanooga
Private for-profit
6397 Lee Highway, Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 414-3247
| 351 students
Remington College-Nashville Campus
Private not-for-profit
441 Donelson Pk Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-5520
| 345 students
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
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 354-3000
| 5,172 students
South College
Private for-profit
3904 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 251-1800
| 5,171 students
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 333-5000
| 7,371 students
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 452-8600
| 8,832 students
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 585-2600
| 5,742 students
William R Moore College of Technology
Private not-for-profit
1200 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 726-1977
| 378 students
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Community Colleges in Tennessee (Closed)

School
Location
Students
560 Royal Parkway
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 361-7555
| 38 students
2691 Trenton Road
Clarksville, TN 37040
(717) 380-1385
| 655 students
415 Golden Bear Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
(717) 380-1385
| 139 students
560 Royal Parkway
Nashville, TN 37214
(717) 380-1385
| 204 students
5600 Brainerd Rd Suite G-1
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 510-6800
| 226 students
7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 381-0200
| 545 students
1820 Business Park Dr
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 553-0071
| 404 students
2655 Dividend Drive
Memphis, TN 38132
(901) 761-5730
| 667 students
1186 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-7240
| 211 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many community colleges are located in Tennessee?
There are 30 community colleges serving 92,441 students in Tennessee.
How much do community colleges cost in Tennessee?
For Tennessee community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,146 per year for in-state students and $15,687 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,611 per year.
What are the top ranked community colleges in Tennessee?
The best top ranked community colleges in Tennessee include Concorde Career College-Memphis, North Central Institute and Watkins College of Art Design & Film.
What is community college acceptance rate in Tennessee?
The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 82% (view national acceptance rates).
What is community college diversity score in Tennessee?
Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.71 (view national diversity statistics).
How diverse are community college in Tennessee?
Community colleges in Tennessee are approximately 27% minority students (majority Black).

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