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Tennessee Computer Science Colleges

68 Colleges
1,888 Yearly Graduations
$66,013 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,738 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Tennessee ranked #27 in the nation for computer science degrees handed out in 2019. Around 1,888 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Tennessee is $16,503 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $21,686 a year.

About 51% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,184 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
201 Yearly Degrees
$4,378 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,038 full-time undergraduates at Pellissippi State Community College, and 10,694 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 9% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,345 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pellissippi State Community College is $25,100.

#2

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
147 Yearly Degrees
$52,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,131 students at Vanderbilt in total, 6,886 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,833 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 11% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

13% of Vanderbilt students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,367 a year. Vanderbilt has a 1.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Vanderbilt is $53,400.

#3

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
139 Yearly Degrees
$9,070 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Middle Tennessee State University is 21,721, of which 19,461 students are undergraduates and of those, 15,721 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

53% of Middle Tennessee State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,631 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$8,303 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,048 students at Austin Peay State University in total, 9,971 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,773 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Austin Peay State University is 4.7 years.

Around 90% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 58% of students at Austin Peay State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,699 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#5

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$9,912 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,378 undergraduates at UofM, of which 12,066 are full-time, and there are 21,685 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UofM is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,643 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UofM is $31,700.

Public Public vs. Private
102 Yearly Degrees
$13,264 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 29,460 students at UT Knoxville in total, 23,290 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 22,018 are full-time. UT Knoxville has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,418 a year. UT Knoxville has a 4.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees
$8,934 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,957 undergraduates at Tennessee Tech University, of which 8,004 are full-time, and there are 10,140 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Tennessee Tech University is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,892 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,800 during the early-career years.

#8

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$9,259 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at East Tennessee State University is 14,191, of which 11,153 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,228 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

49% of ETSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,718 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from ETSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Volunteer State Community College

Gallatin, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$4,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Volunteer State Community College is 9,144, which includes 4,779 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

7% of VSCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,759 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from VSCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$9,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,651 students at UT Chattanooga in total, 10,297 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,224 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 95% of students at UT Chattanooga take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $2,875 a year. UT Chattanooga has a 7.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UT Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees
$33,424 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,595 students at Lipscomb in total, 2,859 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,680 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Lipscomb is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

48% of Lipscomb students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,214 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lipscomb with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Rhodes College

Memphis, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
40 Yearly Degrees
$49,198 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,010 students at Rhodes College in total, 1,973 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,945 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Rhodes College is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

43% of Rhodes College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,689 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rhodes College is $37,100.

#13

Tennessee State University

Nashville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$9,012 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,081 students at Tennessee State University in total, 5,875 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,807 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Tennessee State University is 4.7 years.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,500 during the early-career years.

#13

Northeast State Community College

Blountville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$4,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northeast State Community College is 6,085, which includes 3,251 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

This school’s student loan default rate of 9.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northeast State Technical Community College is $22,700.

Public Public vs. Private
36 Yearly Degrees
$4,352 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,433 students at Southwest in total, 4,526 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,400 during the early-career years.

#16

Nashville State Community College

Nashville, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$4,294 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,397 full-time undergraduates at Nashville State Community College, and 7,885 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,622 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nashville State Community College is $25,500.

#16

King University

Bristol, Tennessee
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$30,616 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,968 students at King in total, 1,611 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,487 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at King is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at King take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,512 a year. King has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from King with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Strayer University - Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,632 undergraduates at Strayer University - Tennessee, of which 116 are full-time, and there are 4,121 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Walters State Community College

Morristown, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
29 Yearly Degrees
$4,327 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Walters State Community College is 6,279, which includes 3,243 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

WSCC has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WSCC is $23,000.

Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville is 484, which includes 316 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Students who graduate from TCAT - Shelbyville with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
28 Yearly Degrees
$4,358 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,821 full-time undergraduates at Chattanooga State Community College, and 8,050 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at Chattanooga State Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,371 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees

There are 373 full-time undergraduates at TCAT - Jackson, and 562 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro is 552, which includes 428 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCAT - Murfreesboro is $28,000.

#24

Cleveland State Community College

Cleveland, Tennessee
Public Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees
$4,338 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,793 full-time undergraduates at Cleveland State Community College, and 3,370 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

13% of Cleveland State Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,199 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Cleveland State Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
22 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown is 912, which includes 677 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Students who graduate from TCAT - Morristown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Tennessee Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Columbia State Community College 21
27 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McKenzie 20
27 Jackson State Community College 20
29 Christian Brothers University 18
29 Southern Adventist University 18
31 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Covington 17
32 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hartsville 14
32 Trevecca Nazarene University 14
34 Daymar College - Clarksville 13
35 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski 12
36 Chattanooga College Medical, Dental, and Technical Careers 11
36 Belmont University 11
36 Milligan College 11
39 The University of Tennessee - Martin 9
40 Roane State Community College 8
40 Lee University 8
42 Union University 7
42 Dyersburg State Community College 7
44 Sewanee - The University of the South 6
44 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Whiteville 6
44 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston 6
44 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Oneida - Huntsville 6
44 Lane College 6
44 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Ripley 6
50 Le Moyne - Owen College 5
50 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump 5
52 Freed-Hardeman University 4
52 South College 4
54 Tusculum College 3
54 Remington College - Memphis Campus 3
56 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Paris 2
56 Fisk University 2
56 Carson - Newman University 2
56 DeVry University - Tennessee 2
56 Maryville College 2
61 Cumberland University 1
61 Daymar College - Nashville 1
63 Tennessee Wesleyan University 0
63 Lincoln Memorial University 0
63 Bethel University 0
63 Motlow State Community College 0
63 Visible Music College 0
63 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hohenwald 0

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