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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 Details
1

Mid-South Christian College

Memphis

TN

N/A

4 year

100%

In-State Cost

$3,480

2

Northeast State Community College

Blountville

TN

$6,407

2 year

58.79%

In-State Cost

$3,528

3

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga

TN

$7,797

2 year

52.08%

In-State Cost

$3,528

4

Roane State Community College

Harriman

TN

$8,848

2 year

57.74%

In-State Cost

$3,528

5

Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland

TN

$4,629

2 year

54.86%

In-State Cost

$3,528

6

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Memphis

TN

$5,126

2 year

54.13%

In-State Cost

$3,528

7

Columbia State Community College

Columbia

TN

$6,563

2 year

59.62%

In-State Cost

$3,528

8

Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin

TN

$6,841

2 year

53.9%

In-State Cost

$3,528

9

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville

TN

$7,196

2 year

55.91%

In-State Cost

$3,528

10

Walters State Community College

Morristown

TN

$4,412

2 year

55.69%

In-State Cost

$3,528

11

Dyersburg State Community College

Dyersburg

TN

$6,155

2 year

51.84%

In-State Cost

$3,528

12

Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma

TN

$8,249

2 year

58.22%

In-State Cost

$3,528

13

Jackson State Community College

Jackson

TN

$9,033

2 year

48.14%

In-State Cost

$3,528

14

Nashville State Community College

Nashville

TN

$7,898

2 year

52.66%

In-State Cost

$3,528

15

William Moore College of Technology

Memphis

TN

N/A

2 year

60%

In-State Cost

$5,655

16

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville

TN

$11,417

4 year

72.42%

In-State Cost

$5,904

17

Tennessee State University

Nashville

TN

$8,888

4 year

62.14%

In-State Cost

$5,904

18

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville

TN

$13,677

4 year

75.71%

In-State Cost

$6,168

19

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro

TN

$10,910

4 year

70.6%

In-State Cost

$6,240

20

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City

TN

$14,708

4 year

69.48%

In-State Cost

$6,312

21

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Chattanooga

TN

$12,267

4 year

70.03%

In-State Cost

$6,430

22

The University of Tennessee-Martin

Martin

TN

$8,512

4 year

70.98%

In-State Cost

$6,716

23

University of Memphis

Memphis

TN

$12,369

4 year

78.17%

In-State Cost

$7,056

24

American Baptist College

Nashville

TN

N/A

4 year

66.67%

In-State Cost

$8,688

25

Lane College

Jackson

TN

N/A

4 year

44.69%

In-State Cost

$8,980


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