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Lowest In-State Cost Tennessee Colleges

The perfect college in Tennessee for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals is waiting for you! CollegeStats helps you compare Tennessee colleges offering a variety of degree programs to choose from.

List of Tennessee Colleges with the Lowest In-State Cost

With the costs of postsecondary education being on the constant up and up, students in Tennessee will find it useful to start saving money early on. Fortunately, state residents can choose to attend schools in Tennessee that offer reduced in-state costs. The "costs" not only take into account tuition fees, but also other day to day expenses that students have to pay for. Some of these expenses may include room and board, food, transportation, utility bills, and the like. If you're a state resident looking to stay in Tennessee for college, it may be worthwhile to consider the following schools with the lowest in-state costs.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate In-State Cost
1

Mid-South Christian College

Memphis

TN

N/A

4 year

100%

$3,480

2

Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg

TN

$6,155

2 year

51.84%

$3,528

3

Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma

TN

$8,249

2 year

58.22%

$3,528

4

Jackson State Community College

Jackson

TN

$9,033

2 year

48.14%

$3,528

5

Nashville State Community College

Nashville

TN

$7,898

2 year

52.66%

$3,528

6

Northeast State Community College

Blountville

TN

$6,407

2 year

58.79%

$3,528

7

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga

TN

$7,797

2 year

52.08%

$3,528

8

Roane State Community College

Harriman

TN

$8,848

2 year

57.74%

$3,528

9

Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland

TN

$4,629

2 year

54.86%

$3,528

10

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Memphis

TN

$5,126

2 year

54.13%

$3,528

11

Columbia State Community College

Columbia

TN

$6,563

2 year

59.62%

$3,528

12

Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin

TN

$6,841

2 year

53.9%

$3,528

13

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville

TN

$7,196

2 year

55.91%

$3,528

14

Walters State Community College

Morristown

TN

$4,412

2 year

55.69%

$3,528

15

William Moore College of Technology

Memphis

TN

N/A

2 year

60%

$5,655

16

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville

TN

$11,417

4 year

72.42%

$5,904

17

Tennessee State University

Nashville

TN

$8,888

4 year

62.14%

$5,904

18

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville

TN

$13,677

4 year

75.71%

$6,168

19

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro

TN

$10,910

4 year

70.6%

$6,240

20

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City

TN

$14,708

4 year

69.48%

$6,312

21

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga

TN

$12,267

4 year

70.03%

$6,430

22

The University of Tennessee-Martin

Martin

TN

$8,512

4 year

70.98%

$6,716

23

University of Memphis

Memphis

TN

$12,369

4 year

78.17%

$7,056

24

American Baptist College

Nashville

TN

N/A

4 year

66.67%

$8,688

25

Lane College

Jackson

TN

N/A

4 year

44.69%

$8,980

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