Tennessee Community Colleges

  • There are 43 community colleges located throughout Tennessee (16 public colleges and 27 private colleges), serving 100,766 students.
  • For Tennessee community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,573 per year for in-state students and $14,803 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,844 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 75% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 26% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 30:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(TN) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
Black
17%
White
74%
Two or more races
2%
Unknown
2%
TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

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