Best Tennessee Community Colleges (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 34 community colleges serving 99,753 students in Tennessee (15 public colleges and 19 private colleges).
For Tennessee community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,645 per year for in-state students and $15,468 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,455 per year (view national tuition costs).
The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 84% (view national acceptance rates).
Tennessee community colleges have a diversity score of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.73 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 30% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 30:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(TN) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
4%
Black
17%
White
70%
Two or more races
3%
Non Resident
3%
Unknown
1%
TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top Tennessee Community Colleges by Town (2021)

  • College Location Students
  • 5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 132
    Memphis TN  38137
    (901) 761-9494

    1,394 students
  • Fortis Institute-Cookeville
    Private for-profit
    1025 Highway 111
    Cookeville TN  38501
    (931) 526-3660

    214 students
  • 415 Golden Bear Court
    Murfreesboro TN  37128
    (615) 217-9347

    142 students
  • John A Gupton College
    Private not-for-profit
    1616 Church St
    Nashville TN  37203
    (615) 327-3927

    168 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

    8,284 students
  • North Central Institute
    Private for-profit
    168 Jack Miller Blvd
    Clarksville TN  37042
    (931) 431-9700

    61 students
  • Nossi College of Art
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    Private, for profit
    590 Creative Way
    Nashville TN  37115
    (615) 514-2787

    300 students
  • Remington College-Memphis Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    2710 Nonconnah Blvd
    Memphis TN  38132
    (901) 291-4239

    611 students
  • 1480 Nashville Pike
    Gallatin TN  37066
    (615) 452-8600

    9,154 students
  • 1200 Poplar Ave
    Memphis TN  38104
    (901) 726-1977

    276 students
  • 248 Northgate Mall Drive
    Chattanooga TN  37415
    (423) 305-7781

    283 students
  • 4501 Amnicola Hwy
    Chattanooga TN  37406
    (423) 697-4400

    8,241 students
  • 3535 Adkisson Drive
    Cleveland TN  37312
    (423) 472-7141

    3,500 students
  • 1665 Hampshire Pike
    Columbia TN  38401
    (931) 540-2730

    6,221 students
  • 1510 Lake Rd
    Dyersburg TN  38024
    (731) 286-3200

    2,977 students
  • Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105
    Nashville TN  37211
    (615) 320-5917

    379 students
  • 225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville TN  37354
    (423) 442-2001

    253 students
  • 2691 Trenton Road
    Clarksville TN  37040
    (931) 552-7600

    719 students
  • 560 Royal Parkway
    Nashville TN  37214
    (615) 361-7555

    102 students
  • 2046 North Pky
    Jackson TN  38301
    (731) 424-3520

    4,862 students
  • 1524 Gallatin Rd
    Nashville TN  37206
    (615) 226-3990

    1,692 students
  • 1820 Business Park Dr
    Clarksville TN  37040
    (931) 553-0071

    404 students
  • 1515 Gallatin Pike North
    Madison TN  37115
    (615) 859-8090

    319 students
  • 6015 Ledford Mill Road
    Tullahoma TN  37388
    (931) 393-1500

    6,886 students
  • National College-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    1638 Bell Road
    Nashville TN  37211
    (615) 333-3344

    217 students
  • 2425 Hwy 75
    Blountville TN  37617
    (423) 323-3191

    6,139 students
  • 10915 Hardin Valley Road
    Knoxville TN  37933
    (865) 695-00000000

    10,894 students
  • 6397 Lee Highway, Suite 100
    Chattanooga TN  37421
    (423) 511-0000000

    526 students
  • 441 Donelson Pk Ste 150
    Nashville TN  37214
    (615) 889-5520

    265 students
  • 276 Patton Lane
    Harriman TN  37748
    (865) 354-3000

    5,688 students
  • 3904 Lonas Road
    Knoxville TN  37909
    (865) 251-1800

    2,722 students
  • 737 Union Avenue
    Memphis TN  38103
    (901) 333-5000

    9,347 students
  • 500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
    Morristown TN  37813
    (423) 585-2600

    6,144 students
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