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2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Check out our list of 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee to see which one is right for you.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

4 Year  •  KnoxvilleTN  • 

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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a public university based in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,895 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 76%.

#1 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
76%
Net Price
$30,930
SAT Range
1140-1310
ACT Range
24-30
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Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Technological University

4 Year  •  CookevilleTN

Tennessee Technological University is a public university based in Cookeville, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,761 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 64%.

#2 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
64%
Net Price
$26,513
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
21-28
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University of Memphis

University of Memphis

4 Year  •  MemphisTN

University of Memphis is a public university based in Memphis, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,669 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 84%.

#3 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
84%
Net Price
$24,660
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
19-25
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Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University

4 Year  •  MurfreesboroTN

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,016 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 59%.

#4 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
59%
Net Price
$22,722
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
20-25
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The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

4 Year  •  ChattanoogaTN

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a public university based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,147 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 82%.

#5 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
82%
Net Price
$22,764
SAT Range
1040-1240
ACT Range
21-26
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East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University

4 Year  •  Johnson CityTN

East Tennessee State University is a public university based in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,050 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 85%.

#6 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
85%
Net Price
$21,306
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
19-26
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Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

4 Year  •  NashvilleTN

Tennessee State University is a public university based in Nashville, Tennessee.

#7 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Net Price
$21,276
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The University of Tennessee-Martin

The University of Tennessee-Martin

4 Year  •  MartinTN

The University of Tennessee-Martin is a public university based in Martin, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,052 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 61%.

#8 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
61%
Net Price
$20,206
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Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University

4 Year  •  ClarksvilleTN

Austin Peay State University is a public university based in Clarksville, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,983 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 90%.

#9 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Acceptance Rate
90%
Net Price
$24,224
SAT Range
986-1203
ACT Range
19-24
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Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens

2-4 Year  •  AthensTN

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens is a public university based in Athens, Tennessee.

#10 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Net Price
$8,403
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Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga State Community College

2-4 Year  •  ChattanoogaTN

Chattanooga State Community College is a public university based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

#11 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Net Price
$5,563
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Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland State Community College

2-4 Year  •  ClevelandTN

Cleveland State Community College is a public university based in Cleveland, Tennessee.

#12 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Tennessee

Net Price
$5,483
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