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List of Colleges and Universities in Tennessee

List of colleges and universities in Tennessee.

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State of Tennessee Institutions

University of Tennessee System

University of Tennessee Flagship University: University of Tennessee Flagship University was established in 1794. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is currently the chief operating office of the university. Total student enrollment in fall 2015 is 27,845.Visit Site

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was founded in 1886. Chancellor Steve Angle is currently leading the university. It has 11,429 undergraduate students. The university mascot is Scrappy Moc.Visit Site

University of Tennessee at Martin: University of Tennessee at Martin opened its doors in 1927. Dr. Tom Rakes is the current chancellor of the university. It has 6,800 total number of students in fall 2015.Visit Site

Associated institutions

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis: University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis was established in 1911. Steve J. Schwab, MD serves as the current chancellor. It has 2,815 students in 2011.Visit Site

University of Tennessee Space Institute Tullahoma: University of Tennessee Space Institute Tullahoma is a four-year public university established in 1964. Dr. Robert Moore is the school’s office in charge. It has 55% acceptance rate.Visit Site

Tennessee Board of Regents

Four-year institutions

University of Memphis: University of Memphis was founded in 1912. M. David Rudd serves as the current university president. It has 20,585 total student enrollment in fall 2015. The university mascots are Pouncer and TOM III.Visit Site

East Tennessee State University: East Tennessee State University was established in 1911. Brian Noland is the current university president. It has 14,952 enrolled students in fall 2013. The university mascots are Pepper the Parrot and Bucky the Pirate.Visit Site

Middle Tennessee State University: Middle Tennessee State University opened its doors in 1911. Dr. Sidney A. McPhee serves as the current university president. It has 22,729 number of students in fall 2014. Mascot for the university is Lightning.Visit Site

Tennessee State University: Tennessee State University was founded in 1912. Current university president is Dr.Glenda Baskin Glover. It has over 8,000 enrolled students in fall 2014. The university mascot is Aristocat the Tiger.Visit Site

Austin Peay State University: Austin Peay State University was established in 1927. Current president for the university is Alisa White. It has 10,873 enrolled students in 2011. The university mascot is Governors.Visit Site

Tennessee Technological University: Tennessee Technological University was founded in 1915. Dr. Philip Oldham serves as the current president. It has 11,339 total enrolled students. The university mascot is Golden Eagles .Visit Site

Two-year institutions

Chattanooga State Community College: Chattanooga State Community College was established in 1965. Dr. Flora Tydings is the current university president. It has 11,919 enrolled students.Visit Site

Cleveland State Community College: Cleveland State Community College was established in 1967. Current school president is Dr. Bill Seymour. Currently it has 3,700 undergraduate students. It has 100% acceptance rate in 2010.Visit Site

Columbia State Community College: Columbia State Community College was founded in 1966. Janet F. Smith serves as the current president. It has 5,460 student enrollment in 2011. The college mascot is Chargers.Visit Site

Dyersburg State Community College: Dyersburg State Community College was established in 1969 with campus in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Dr. Karen A. Bowyer is the current president. It has 100% acceptance rate in 2010.Visit Site

Jackson State Community College: Jackson State Community College was founded in 1965. Bruce Blanding is the current university president. It has 4,928 enrolled students in 2011. The university mascot is Generals.Visit Site

Motlow State Community College: Motlow State Community College was established in 1969 and currently enrolls approximately 5,000 students in a variety of its two-year and certificate programs. Its acceptance rate is 42%. The current president is Anthony G. Kinkel and the mascot is the Buck.Visit Site

Nashville State Community College: Nashville State Community College was founded in 1970. Dr. George Van Allen is the school’s current president. Nashville enrolls nearly 10,000 students and has an acceptance rate of 67%.Visit Site

Northeast State Community College: Northeast State Community College was established in 1966. It is a two-year community college that enrolls over 6,400 students. The current president is Janice Gilliam and the mascot is the Bear.Visit Site

Pellissippi State Community College: Pellissippi State Community College was founded in 1974 as the State Technical Institute at Knoxville. Dr. Anthony Wise is the current president. PSCC has an enrollment of over 11,000 students and the mascot is the Purple Panther.Visit Site

Roane State Community College: Roane State Community College was established in 1971. It is a two-year college that enrolls over 6,100 students. The current president is Dr. Chris Whaley and the school mascot is the Raider.Visit Site

Southwest Tennessee Community College: Southwest Tennessee Community College is a two-year college that was established in 2000 through a merger between two public institutions. The current president is Tracy D. Hall and the mascot is the Saluqi.Visit Site

Volunteer State Community College: Volunteer State Community College is a two-year college that was founded in 1971. The current president is Dr. Jerry Faulkner. Approximately 8,100 students attend Vol State. The mascot is the Pioneer.Visit Site

Walters State Community College: Walters State Community College was founded in 1970. Approximately 7,000 students attend Walters State and the current president is Dr. Wade B. McCamey. The mascot is the Senator.Visit Site

Colleges of Applied Technology

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens was established in 1964. It belongs to a network of 27 colleges. The current director is Stewart Smith. The school mascot is the Bobcat.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Chattanooga: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Chattanooga was established in 1964. The Chattanooga campus of the TCAT belongs to Chattanooga State Community College. TCAT-Chattanooga offers a range of one-year diplomas and certificate programs. The director is Dr. Jim Barrot.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Covington: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Covington was established in 1965. The director is Youlanda Jones.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville was established in 1967 and was the 18th school in the system that was built. The director is Jerry Young.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crump: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crump was established in 1965. It currently enrolls over 240 students. The director is Stephen Milligan.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Dickson: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Dickson was established in 1964.The director is Dr. Arrita Summers. The Dickinson campus enrolls approximately 430 students.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton was established in 1965. It enrolls approximately 1,000 students. Elizabethton campus’ director is Dean Blevins.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Harriman: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Harriman was established in 1969 and has an enrollment of approximately 440 students. The executive director is Danice Turpin.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hartsville: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hartsville was established in 1965. It has an enrollment of about 303 students. The director is Mae W. Perry.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hohenwald: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hohenwald was established in 1965. The current director is Kelli Kea-Carroll. It enrolls approximately 440 students.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jacksboro: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jacksboro was established in 1965. The school currently enrolls over 260 students. The interim president is Debbie Petree.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson forms part of the Tennessee Board of Regents System. The current director is Jeff Sisk. The Jackson campus currently enrolls approximately 380 students.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville was established in 1966 by the State Board of Education. The current director is Dwight Murphy. Approximately 500 students attend the Knoxville campus.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Livingston: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Livingston enrolls approximately 570 students. The current director is Myra West. The acceptance rate is 100%.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology McKenzie: Tennessee College of Applied Technology McKenzie was established in 1964. Approximately 250 students attend the McKenzie campus. The current director is Dr. Bradley W. White.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville: Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville was founded in 1964. The current director is Dr. Warren R. Laux. Over 230 students are enrolled at the McMinnville campus.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis was founded in 1963. Roland Rayner is the current director. Approximately 820 students attend the Memphis Campus.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown: T.C.A Technology Morristown T.C.A.T.M is a public school, established in 1962. Donna Hastings is the current president. It has over 187 students enrolled. The school mascot is Bulldog.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro: T.CA Technology-Murfreesboro is a public school, established in 1965. Donna Hastings is the current president. Currently, there are more than 307 students enrolled. The school mascot is Tuleki.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville: T.C.A Technology Nashville is a public school, established in 1965. Tony Creecy is the current president. It has over 205 students enrolled. The school mascot is Tuleki.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Newbern: T.C.A Technology Newbern is a public school, established in 1965. Donna Hastings is the current president. It has over 275 students enrolled. The school mascot is Tuleki.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Onedia: T.C.A Technology Onedia is a public school, established in 1965. Donna Hastings is the current president. It has over 275 students enrolled. The school mascot is Tuleki.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Paris: T.C.A Technology Paris is a public school, established in 1965. Donna Hastings is the current president. It has over 275 students enrolled. The school mascot is Tuleki.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski: T.C.A Technology Pulaski is a public school, established in 1965. Donna Hastings is the current president. It has over 275 students enrolled. The school mascot is Tuleki.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley: T.C.A Technology Ripley is a public school, established in 1965. Donna Hastings is the current president. It has over 275 students enrolled. The school mascot is Tuleki.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville: T.C.A Technology Shelbyville was established in 1964. Ivan Jones is the current director of the school. It has over 600 students enrolled.Visit Site

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Whiteville: T.C.A. Technology Whiteville was established in 1963. Carolyn Beverly is the current Director of the school. It has over 500 students enrolled.Visit Site

Private institutions

Large private colleges and universities

Vanderbilt University: Vanderbilt University was established in 1873, affiliated with AAU. Nicholas S. Zeppos is the current chancellor. It has over 12,686 students enrolled. The school mascot is Mr. Commodore.Visit Site

Belmont University: Belmont University B.U is a private school, established in 1890, affiliated with Christian non-denominational. Robert Fisher is the current president. It has over 7,350 students enrolled. The school mascot is Bruiser the Bruin.Visit Site

Bethel University: Bethel University was established in 1842, affiliated with Cumberland Presbyterain Church. It has over 5,825 students enrolled. The school mascot is Wildcats.Visit Site

Lee University: Lee University is a private, established in 1918. Dr. Charles Paul Conn is the current president of the school. It has over 4,922 students enrolled. The school mascot is Flames.Visit Site

Lipscomb University: Lipscomb University was established in 1891, affiliated with Churches of Christ. L. Randoph Lowry III is the current president. It has over 4,680 students enrolled. The school mascot is LU the Bison.Visit Site

Union University: Union University is a private campus, established in 1823, affiliated with Tennessee Baptist Convection. It has over 4,259 students enrolled. The school mascot is Bulldogs.Visit Site

Belhaven University: Belhaven University is a private school, established in 1883, affiliated with Presbyterian. Roger parrot is the current president of the school. It has over 4,245 students enrolled. The school mascot is Blazers.Visit Site

Medium-size and small private colleges and universities

Private liberal arts colleges

Carson Newman University Jefferson City: Carson-Newman University Jefferson City is a private school, established in 1851, affiliated with Baptist. J. Randall O’ Brien is the current president of the school. The mascot of the school is Eagles.Visit Site

Hiwassee College Madisonville: Hiwassee College-Madisonville was established in 1846, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Robim Tricoli is the current president of the school. It has over 386 students enrolled.Visit Site

Lane College Jackson: Lane College Jackson was established 1882, affiliated with Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Logan C. Hampton is the current president. It has over 1,376 students enrolled. The school mascot is Dragons.Visit Site

Maryville College Maryville: Maryville College Maryville was established in 1819. Dr. Tom Bogart is the current presidents. It has over 1,213 students enrolled. The school mascot is Scots.Visit Site

Martin Methodist College Pulaski: Martin Methodist College Pulaski was established in 1870. Dr. Ted Brown is the current president. It has over 1,127 students enrolled. The school mascot is RedHawks.Visit Site

Milligan College: Milligan College was established in 1866, affiliated with Christian Churches. Dr. William B. Greer is the current president of the school. It has 1,130 students enrolled. The school mascot is Buffaloes.Visit Site

New College Franklin: New College Franklin is a private school, established in 1954, affiliated with Baptist. J. Randall O’ Brien is the current president of the school. The mascot of the school is Eagles.Visit Site

Rhodes College Memphis: Rhodes College Memphis was established 1849. Jim Ryan is the current president. It has over 4,000 students enrolled. The school mascot is Lynx.Visit Site

The University of the South Sewanee: The University of South Sewanee was established in 1857. Samuel Johnson Howard is the chancellor of the university. The acceptance rate is 61% and it has 1,536 students enrolled. University of the South Tiger is the mascot.Visit Site

Private colleges and universities

American Baptist College Nashville: American Baptist College in Nashville was founded in 1924. With open enrollment policy, around 103 students are admitted in the college. Dr. Forrest Elliot Harris, Sr. stands as the the current president of the university.Visit Site

Aquinas College Nashville: Aquinas College at Nashville was started in 1961. Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith serves as the president of the college. It has around 472 students enrolled and the acceptance rate of the college is 65%.Visit Site

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis: Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences at Memphis was founded in the year of 1912. Bettysue Mcgarvey is the current president of the college. At present more than 1,000 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of the college is 68%.Visit Site

Bryan College Dayton: Bryan College in Dayton was established in 1930. Presently there are around 1,244 students enrolled. The acceptance rate is 57%. The current presidential post of the college is held by Stephen D. Livesay. Lions is the college mascot.Visit Site

Christian Brothers University Memphis: Christian Brothers University in Memphis was founded in 1871. John Smarrelli, Jr. is the ruling president of the university. Currently there are more than 1,800 students enrolled. Its acceptance rate is 48%. The university mascot is Bucky the Buccaneer.Visit Site

Crown College Powell: Crown College in Powell was established in 1991. The founder as well as the president of the college is Dr. Clarence Sexton. Royal Crusaders is the mascot of the college.Visit Site

Cumberland University Lebanon: Cumberland University in Lebanon was started in the year of 1842. Dr. Paul C. Stumb is the president of the university. More than 1,370 students are enrolled and the acceptance rate is 49%. The mascot of the university is the Bulldog.Visit Site

Emmanuel Christian Seminary Johnson City: Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson city was founded in the year of 1965. It has around 135 students at present enrolled. In July 2015, the seminary joined hands with Milligan College. Dr. Rollin Ramasaran is the dean of the seminary.Visit Site

Fisk University Nashville: Fisk University in Nashville was established in 1866. Frank L. Sims stands as the the interim president of the university. The university has around 580 students enrolled and the acceptance rate is 98%. The Fisk Bulldog is the university mascot.Visit Site

Fountainhead College of Technology: Fountainhead College of Technology was founded in 1947. Richard W. Rackley is the serving president of the college. The college has about 123 students admitted in it.Visit Site

Free Will Baptist Bible College Nashville: Free Will Baptist Bible college is renamed as Welch College. It was founded in the year 1942. The college has an open admission policy and has more than 280 students enrolled. Dr. J. Matthew Pinson is the serving president of the college. The college mascot is Flames.Visit Site

Freed Hardeman University Henderson: Freed Hardeman University in Henderson was established in 1869. The current president of the university is Joe Wiley. Almost 2,000 students are enrolled in the university. The acceptance rate is 99%. Lions is the mascot of the university.Visit Site

Harding School of Theology Memphis: Harding School of Theology was established in 1952. Dr. Jim Martin is the vice-president of the college. There are about 537 students presently enrolled.Visit Site

Johnson University Knoxville: Johnson University in Knoxville was founded in 1893 by Ashley S. Johnson. At present the president of the university is Gary E. Weedman. The acceptance rate is 61% and the university has more than800 students enrolled. The university mascot is Royals.Visit Site

King University Bristol: King University in Bristol was founded in 1867. With an acceptance rate of 66% around 1,950 students are enrolled. Dr. Richard A. Ray is serving as the interim president of the university. Twister the Lion is the mascot of the university.Visit Site

Knoxville College Knoxville: Knoxville College in Knoxville was started in the year of 1875. James Reese is the chairman of the college. The college has about 100 students enrolled. The mascot is the Bulldog.Visit Site

Lambuth University: Lambuth University was founded in 1843. It is now known as University of Memphis- Lambuth. The acceptance rate is 46% and around 584 students are enrolled in the university. M. David Rudd is the university president. Tigers is the mascot of the university.Visit Site

LeMoyne Owen College: LeMoyne Owen College was established in 1968. The college acceptance rate is 40%. More than 980 students are admitted in the college. The current president of the college Dr. Andrea Miller. The Magician is the college mascot.Visit Site

Lincoln Memorial University: Lincoln Memorial University was founded by Oliver O. Howard in 1897. B. James Dawson is the serving president of the university. The student population is about 4,445. Its acceptance rate is 75%. Railsplitters is the university mascot.Visit Site

Meharry Medical College: Meharry Medical College was established in 1876. It has more than 780 students enrolled. Dr. James E. K. Hildreth is the serving president of the college.Visit Site

Memphis College of Art: Memphis College of Arts was founded in 1936. The college has around 444 students enrolled with the acceptance rate of 45%. Ron Jones is the current president of the college.Visit Site

Memphis Theological Seminary: Memphis Theological Seminary was started in 1908. Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown is the president of the seminary. The seminary has about 257 students enrolled in it.Visit Site

Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary: Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary was established in 1971. Dr. Mike Spradlin is the serving president of the seminary. Student enrollment is on a rise in this seminary.Visit Site

Nossi College of Art: Nossi college of arts was started in 1973. Nossi Vatandoost is the president of the college. The acceptance rate is almost 49% and the student population is around 100 in the college.Visit Site

O’More College of Design: O’More College of Design was established in 1970 by Eloise Pitts O’More. Dr. David Rosen is the current president of the college. There are 172 students enrolled with an acceptance rate of 52.3%. Their mascot is the Eagles.Visit Site

Oxford Graduate School Dayton: Oxford Graduate School Dayton was established in 1980 by Dr. Hollis Green. Dr. Kimberly Geiger is the current president of the school. There are 105 students enrolled.Visit Site

Scarritt College: Scarritt College was established in 1878 by Reverend Nathan Scarritt. The college closed in 1988.Visit Site

South College Knoxville: South College Knoxville was established in 1882 by Jacob T. Johnson. Steve South is the current president of the college. There are 1,022 students enrolled.Visit Site

Southern Adventist University: Southern Adventist University was established in 1892 by George and Ada Colcord. Dr. Gordon Bietz is the current president of the college. There are 3,255 students enrolled. Their mascot is the Duck.Visit Site

Southern College of Optometry: Southern College of Optometry was established in 1932 by J. J. Horton, MD. Dr. Lewis Reich is the current president of the college. There are 494 students enrolled.Visit Site

Tennessee Bible College: Tennessee Bible College was established in 1975 by Malcolm Hill. David Hill is the current president of the college.Visit Site

Tennessee Temple University: Tennessee Temple University was established in 1946 by Dr. Lee Roberson. Dr. Steve Echols is the current president of the university. There are 730 students enrolled with an acceptance rate of 58.2%. Their mascot is the Crusaders.Visit Site

Tennessee Wesleyan College: Tennessee Wesleyan College was established in 1857. Dr. Harley Knowles is the current president of the college. There are 1,006 students enrolled with an acceptance rate of 66.7%. Their mascot is Wesley Bulldog.Visit Site

Trevecca Nazarene University: Trevecca Nazarene College was established in 1901 by J. O. McClurkan. Dan Boone is the current president of the college. There are 2,606 students enrolled with an acceptance rate of 73.1%. Their mascot is Troy Trevecca.Visit Site

Tusculum College: Tusculum College was established in 1794 by Hezekiah Balch and Samuel Doak. Dr. Nancy B. Moody is the current president of the college. There are 1,921 students enrolled with an acceptance rate of 71.9%. Their mascot is the Pioneers.Visit Site

Victory University Memphis: Victory University Memphis was established in 1941. The college closed in 2014.Visit Site

Watkins College of Art and Design: Watkins College of Art and Design was established in 1885. Ellen Meyer is the current president of the college. There are 304 students enrolled with an acceptance rate of 26.4%.Visit Site

WGU Tennessee: WGU Tennessee was established in 1997. Scott Pulsipher is the current president of the university. Their mascot is the Night Owl.Visit Site

Williamson College: Williamson College was established in 1793. Dr. Ed Smith is the current president of the college. Their mascot is the Purple Cow.Visit Site

For Profit Colleges

The Art Institute of Tennessee: The Art Institute of Tennessee was established in 2006. Carol Menck is the current president of the institute. There are 992 students enrolled. Their mascot is the Deacons.Visit Site

Draughons Junior College: Draughons Junior College was established in 1963. Mark Grabis is the current president of the college. There are 1,027 students enrolled. Their mascot is the Dragons.Visit Site

Strayer University: Strayer University was established in 1892 by S. Irving Strayer. Brian Jones is the current president of the university. There are 6,850 students enrolled. Their mascot is the Lion.Visit Site

University of Phoenix: University of Phoenix was established in 1976 by John Sperling. Timothy Slottow is the current president of the university. There are 195,059 students enrolled. Their mascot is the Phoenix.Visit Site

Virginia College: Virginia College was established in 1983. Mike Burkett is the current president of the college. Their mascot is the Cavalier.Visit Site

Lincoln College of Technology: Lincoln College of Technology was established in 1919. Todd Clark is the current president of the college. There are 713 students enrolled.Visit Site

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