Colleges in Tennessee

There are 295 Colleges in Tennessee, serving a population of 6,597,381 people in an area of 41,225 square miles. There is 1 College per 22,364 people, and 1 College per 139 square miles.

The state of Tennessee is ranked 8th in Colleges per capita, and 17th in Colleges per square mile.

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Tennessee College Statistics

Find Tennessee College Enrollment, Educational Attainment (Age 25+), and Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Tennessee College Enrollment
 TennesseeUnited States
College/Grad School Enrollment399,546 (25.4%)22,570,897 (27.7%)
Tennessee Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 TennesseeUnited States
Some College, No Degree942,609 (20.8%)45,027,332 (20.6%)
Associate's Degree323,928 (7.1%)18,338,323 (8.4%)
Bachelor's Degree762,299 (16.8%)42,470,927 (19.4%)
Graduate/Professional Degree443,752 (9.8%)26,396,124 (12.1%)
Tennessee Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 TennesseeUnited States
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher1,206,05168,867,051
Arts, Humanities & Others268,698 (22.3%)15,676,993 (22.8%)
Business270,589 (22.4%)14,029,435 (20.4%)
Education177,371 (14.7%)8,575,633 (12.5%)
Science & Engineering363,354 (30.1%)24,078,223 (35.0%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields126,039 (10.5%)6,506,767 (9.4%)