Online Colleges in Tennessee

When people think of Tennessee, they often think of music. But while Memphis and Nashville may be known for the mark they've left on country music, rock 'n' roll and the blues, Tennessee is also quickly becoming known for its wide variety of online degree programs.

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Introduction

The Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus contains a database of virtual offerings from colleges throughout the South, including 13 online colleges in Tennessee. Students can search for courses and degrees by state, institution, subject area, or academic level. As of November 2012, the number of programs offered by online colleges in Tennessee at each level is as follows:

  • Online Associate's Degrees: 74 programs
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 38 programs
  • Online Graduate Degrees: 51 programs


The Tennessee Board of Regents also offers online degrees through the Regents Online Degree Programs, a collaborative that includes 13 community colleges and six universities. Credits from these courses are completely transferable among the participating online colleges in Tennessee.

Along with state schools, many national online colleges also offer degree programs to students in Tennessee. Most of these schools have offered virtual education longer than their brick-and-mortar counterparts and feature a broader set of academic options. Some, such as Argosy University and DeVry, even have physical campuses in Tennessee in addition to being online.

In August 2011, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (tn.gov, 2011) compiled a list of careers with the most opportunities statewide through 2018. Of the occupations featured, those with the best outlook and highest average wages typically require at least an Associate's degree. However, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, less than one third of Tennesseans 25 and older possesses the education necessary to fill these in-demand positions.

Nearly 84 percent of the residents of Tennessee have earned a high school diploma. Among those who are 18-24 years old, almost half have attended college but only 8 percent have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher. Among those older than 25, 15.2 percent have earned a Bachelor's degree and 8.3 percent have earned a graduate or professional degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

There are just over 2.7 million workers in Tennessee, and they earn an average annual wage of $40,200, or about $19.33 an hour. Unemployment in Tennessee remains higher than it was before the Great Recession, but it has dropped steadily, decreasing from 8.4 percent to 6.4 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

There are 70 universities and colleges in Tennessee where students can earn a Bachelor's degree, and 78 that offer both Bachelor's and Master's degree programs. There are nine state-run universities in Tennessee.

The Top 10 List of Online Colleges in Tennessee

The following list ranks the top 10 schools in Tennessee offering online classes, starting with the lowest tuition costs. This top ten list provides key information for prospective students, such as the actual degree programs that are available from online colleges in Tennessee, and information on tuition fees, accreditation and notable alumni.


#1 - Austin Peay State University

  • In-state Tuition: $6,876 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 9 undergraduate and 7 postgraduate
  • Notable alumni: Professional basketball player James "Fly" Williams; pro baseball players Matt Reynolds, Jamie Walker and Shawn Kelly; Christian comedian Chonda Pierce; musician Josh Rouse.

Austin Peay, in Clarksville, Tenn., has a long history of supporting veterans and military personnel, and as a result attracts more veterans than any other college in the state. The school, in addition to being a member of the collaborative of 13 community colleges and six universities that comprise the Regents Online Degree Program, offers an online Associate of Science in Liberal Arts degree, as well as Bachelor's degree programs in Communication Arts; Computer Science and Information Systems; Criminal Justice; Nursing; Political Science; Professional Studies; Medical Technology; and Public Management. It offers Master's degrees in Communication Arts; Health and Human Performance; Management; Military History; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Data Management; and Predictive Analytics.


#2 - Tennessee Technological University

  • In-state Tuition: $7,063 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 3 undergraduate and 5 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: singer Rodney Atkins, master Jack Daniel's distiller Jimmy Bedford, astronaut Roger K. Crouch and former football player Jim Youngblood.

Tennessee Tech University offers three undergraduate degrees online and five online Master's degree programs. Bachelor's are available in Accounting; Professional Studies; and Interdisciplinary Studies, and graduate degrees are offered in Business Administration; Exercise Studies; Professional Studies; Education; and Nursing. The school's programs have been authorized for students from 32 states and the District of Columbia.


#3 - East Tennessee State University

  • In-state Tuition: $7,249 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 6 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate
  • Notable alumni: Pro football player Donnie Abraham, musician Barry Bales, playwright Jo Carson, musician Kenny Chesney and golfer J.C. Snead.

East Tennessee offers both asynchronous courses, which allow students to interact with the course content and instructor at any time, and synchronous courses, where virtual classrooms and live broadcasts allow students to log into their classes at a set time each week. ETSU offers online Bachelor's degree programs in Allied Health, with concentrations in allied health leadership, cardiopulmonary science and radiography; Interdisciplinary Studies; Dental Hygiene; Human Services; Nursing; and Public Health Fundamentals. Its online Master's degree programs include Educational Leadership, with concentrations in school administration, student personnel and teacher leadership; Educational Media and Educational Technology, with a school library concentration.


#4 - University of Tennessee

  • In-state Tuition: $7,507 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 4 undergraduate and 4 postgraduate.
  • Notable alumni: Politician Lamar Alexander, actor David Keith, singer Deana Carter, novelist Alex Haley, author Kurt Vonnegut, football player Peerless Price.

The University of Tennessee's online degree programs are managed from its Martin campus, one of five locations around the state at which the university maintains physical campuses. UT Online, as the university's online degree program is called, offers undergraduate degree programs online in Interdisciplinary Studies; Business Administration; Nursing; and Agriculture. Its graduate programs offer Master's degree programs in Banking; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Family and Consumer Science; and Education - a program that offers a broad array of concentration options.


#5 - Middle Tennessee State University

  • In-state Tuition: $7,546 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 5 undergraduate and 6 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Pro football players Tyrone Calico and Jayhawk Owen, professional basketball player Alysha Clark, musicians Scott "Skippy" Chapman and Bobby Bosko Brubic, economist James Buchanan, and former Vice President Al Gore.

Middle Tennessee caters to those who can't always travel to campus for classes by offering several undergraduate and graduate degree programs online. In many programs, the students can combine online learning with on-campus classes, or they can choose to do all their learning from a distance. Middle Tennessee offers undergraduate online degree programs in Liberal Studies; Organizational Communication; Professional Studies; Psychology; and Nursing. In addition, the school offers online graduate degree programs in Professional Studies; Advanced Studies; Curriculum and Instruction; Administration and Supervision; Nursing; and Aviation Administration.


#6 - University of Tennessee Chattanooga

  • In-state Tuition: $7,554 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 4 undergraduate 3 postgraduate and 1 doctoral
  • Notable Alumni: Actor Hugh Beaumont, professional football player Eldra Buckley, professional basketball players Willie White and Gerald Wilkins, and poet Khaled Mattawa.

UTC launched its Achieve Degree program in large part to assist Chattanooga area residents who had earned some college credit without completing their undergraduate degree. The Achieve Degree, which leads to a Bachelor's in integrated studies, allows them to finish by taking online courses on their own time and without having to travel to campus. In addition to the Achieve Degree, UTC also offers an online undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Legal Assistant Studies. Other online programs at UTC, some of which may require some on-campus visit for tests or orientation, include a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Master's degrees in Elementary Education; Engineering Management; and Business Administration. The school also offers a doctorate in Nursing Practice.


#7 - University of Memphis

  • In-state Tuition: $8,312 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 18 undergraduate, 21 postgraduate, and 1 doctoral
  • Notable alumni: Actresses Kathy Bates and Dixie Carter; politician Steve Cohen, writer Edmund Warren Perry, professional athletes Dan Uggla and DeAngelo Williams.

The University of Memphis offers 18 online Bachelor's degree programs, six Master of Arts degrees, several Master of Science degrees, an online doctorate degree and a number of graduate certificates. The school emphasizes that its eCampus online courses are just as rigorous as their on-campus courses, and that the degrees and transcripts for online programs are the same as for their on-campus students. The Bachelor's degrees are offered in African and African-American Studies; Criminology and Criminal Justice; English, with an emphasis on African-American Literature or Professional Writing; History; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology; Communication; Journalism; Business Administration in Accountancy; Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate; Business Finance; Business Management; Business Management Information Systems; Marketing Management; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Liberal Studies. Some of the graduate online programs include English, with a concentration on English as a second language; History; Criminal Justice; Applied Computer Science; Journalism; Teaching Secondary Education; Teaching Special Education; Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning; Educational Psychology; Health Promotion; Environmental Nutrition; Instruction and Curriculum Leadership; Nursing; Public Health; and Liberal Studies. Its Doctor of Education program focuses on higher and adult education.


#8 - Johnson University

  • Tuition: $10,800 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 5 undergraduate, 2 postgraduate and 1 doctoral.
  • Notable alumni: Politician Oren E. Long, minister Fred Craddock and minister Grover Cleveland Brewer.

Johnson University, which has a campus in Florida as well as its original physical campus in Tennessee on the banks of the French Broad River, offers Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees through its online colleges in Tennessee. These programs focus on religious studies and include one-on-one academic advising and virtual library services that make online learning at Johnson very close to in-person instruction. The online Associate's degrees are offered in Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies. The online Bachelor's degrees are offered in Ministry Leadership; Intercultural Studies; and Lay Counseling. The online Master's Degrees are offered in New Testament and Intercultural Studies. The Ph.D. program focuses on Leadership Studies.


#9 - Tennessee Temple University

  • Tuition: $12,120 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 12 undergraduate, 3 postgraduate and 1 doctoral.
  • Notable Alumni: Former baseball executive Kevin Malone, prophesier Jimmy DeYoung, television journalist Dan Lothian.

Tennessee Temple University, a Christian college located in Chattanooga, offers an online Associate's degree in Bible; Business Administration; General Studies; and Early Childhood Education. It offers online Bachelor's degrees in English; History; Psychology (with concentrations on general psychology and Christian counseling); Intercultural Studies; Pastoral Ministry; Women's Ministries; Youth Ministries; Business Administration (with concentrations in general business, computer information systems and sports administration); Interdisciplinary Studies; and Sign Language Interpretation. It also offers online Master's degrees in Educational Leadership; English Education; and Interpreter Education. It offers an online Ph.D. program in Leadership that requires one residential course at its campus near the Tennessee River.


#10 - Bryan College

  • Tuition: $21,150 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 4 undergraduate
  • Notable alumni: Bible scholar David C. Fisher, Canadian politician David Alward, musician Aaron Henningsen.

Bryan College offers four online Bachelor of Science degree programs, all focused on Business Administration. The programs allow you to concentrate on one of four areas - organizational management, business management, healthcare management or human resource management. The difference at Bryan, whose motto is "Christ above all," is that these courses are taught "from a Christian worldview."


Snapshot of Tennessee Cities

Tennessee's state flag features three stars, and each represents one of the three Grand Divisions the state is broken into. These geographic regions -- East, Middle and West Tennessee -- are identified in state law and are geographically, culturally and politically distinct. East Tennessee is a mountainous region dominated by Knoxville and Chattanooga, while Middle Tennessee is dominated by Nashville and characterized by rolling hills and valleys. West Tennessee, meanwhile, is flat and mostly agricultural, and its major city is Memphis.

What follows is a closer look at the Grand Divisions. The economic data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the 2014 Cost of Living Index published by The Council for Community and Economic Research. All demographic data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau and the latest Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All data in the Facts for Online Learners section comes from the region's various tourism websites.


West Tennessee
Economics
There are just over 600,000 workers in the Memphis metropolitan area, which is the urban center of the West Tennessee region and the largest city in the state. Workers in Memphis earn an average of $41,200 a year, or about $19.92 per hour, and the 606,000 workers in the Memphis metropolitan area comprise about a fifth of the state's total workforce. Home prices in Memphis average $210,249, with a total Cost of Living index of 84.9.

Demographics
More than a third of West Tennessee's residents live in Memphis (population 662,897), and the next largest city in this geographic area is Jackson, with a population one-tenth the size of Memphis. The unemployment rate of 8.7 percent in Memphis is significantly higher than it is in other cities in Tennessee, an indication that the area has struggled to recover from the Great Recession.

Fun Facts for Online Learners
Memphis is home to Beale Street, a great place to see live entertainment, as well as Graceland, Elvis Presley's famous mansion. There is also an antiques district, and a wide variety of museums and public gardens. Outside the city, there are many Civil War-related attractions, old battlefields and re-enactment events.


Middle Tennessee
Economics
Middle Tennesse, the geographic region of the state bordered by the Tennessee River to the west and the line between Central and Eastern Time zones to the east. It's an area of rolling hills and rich valleys, and is home to the state capital, Nashville. Most of the state's major universities are located in Middle Tennessee. Nashville's total Cost of Living index is 88.9, and home prices average $206,403.

Demographics
The Nashville metropolitan area, which includes Davidson, Murfreesboro and Franklin, is the largest in the state and dominates Tennessee economically. There are about 850,000 workers in that metropolitan area -- about a third of the state's workforce -- and they earn an average of $42,920 annually, or $20.63 per hour. Nashville's unemployment rate of 6 percent is the best of any metropolitan area in the state.

Fun Facts for Online Learners
Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Grand Ole Oprey and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The Belle Meade Plantation is a popular attraction, as is the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art.


East Tennessee
Economics
The mountainous East Tennessee region is home to the state's third- and fourth-largest cities, Knoxville (population of 183,270) and Chattanooga (173,366), and the country's most-visited national park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Major employers include the Tennessee Valley Authority, Eastman Chemical and various health and education services. Knoxville provides about 11 percent of the state's workforce and Chattanooga provides about 8 percent. Workers in Knoxville earn an average annual salary of $41,450, about $19.93 per hour, and workers in Chattanooga earn about $40,130 per year, for an average hourly wage of $19.29. Knoxville's total Cost of Living index is 87.2, with home prices averaging $243,578.

Demographics
The unemployment rates in Knoxville (6.4 percent) and Chattanooga (7.1 percent) have both recovered well from the Great Recession, making these two cities the economic drivers for the region.

Fun Facts for Online Learners
Chattanooga is the only U.S. to have its own custom-designed typeface, called Chatype. It's used in a variety of ways, include street signage, in a way many European cities employ unique typefaces. In addition to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, East Tennessee features the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Bristol Motor Speedway and the Knoxville Botanical Gardens.


Helpful Resources

The governor of Tennessee, Bill Halsam, joined forces with governors from 18 other states, including Oklahoma and Texas, in January 2013 to launch a Tennessee branch of Western Governors University. The university, which now serves students from all 50 states, offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in four areas of subject matter -- business, information technology, K-12 teacher education and health professions, including nursing. The average tuition for WGU students is approximately $6,000 per year.

Tennessee's strategy for the new online school is two-fold. First, the state hopes that WGU's online programs can serve as a stepping stone for unemployed and underemployed adults to learn new skills in preparation for a new career. And second, Tennessee hopes that increasing the number of highly educated adults in the state may attract new corporations and jobs.

Exhaustive Colleges List

The following tables provide information about colleges that may offer fully online degrees, classes, and/or programs. This information was sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), part of the U.S. Department of Education. Some online institutions may also offer campus programs as well.

You can scroll down and view all colleges or click on one of the links below to jump to a specific type of online college.

Four Year Not-For-Profit, Online Colleges

College
Featured Programs
Address
Total Enrollment
Average Tuition
Bethel University
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
7106 Moores Ln, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
5,440
$15,546
Christian Brothers University
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
1505 Noah Court, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
1,694
$5,372
East Tennessee State University
Architecture And Related Services City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.
222 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
15,250
$11,810
Hiwassee College
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Agriculture, General.
433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478-2799
213
$10,628
Southern Adventist University
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
1100 Liberty St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
3,200
NA
The University of Tennessee
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Agriculture, General.
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37228
30,194
$12,390
Vanderbilt University
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies American/United States Studies/Civilization.
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 500 Embassy Row, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
12,836
$15,762

Four Year, For-Profit Online Colleges

College
Featured Programs
Address
Total Enrollment
Average Tuition
Argosy University-Nashville
Education Curriculum and Instruction.
1510 Lake Rd, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024-2411
562
$13,927
Daymar Institute-Clarksville
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
5600 Brainerd Rd Suite G-1, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
623
$31,215
Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Science.
7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee 38016
464
$23,839
Daymar Institute-Nashville
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
4721 Lake Park Dr, Johnson City, Tennessee 37615
400
NA
DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Tennessee
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
10208 Technology Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
243
$24,663
DeVry University-Tennessee
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
2845 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3717
331
$9,009
Fountainhead College of Technology
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Information Technology.
807 Walker Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126-6595
228
$9,554
International Academy of Design and Technology-Nashville
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Recording Arts Technology/Technician.
1025 Highway 111, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501-4305
538
$17,717
ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104-2764
274
$21,848
ITT Technical Institute-Cordova
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
1309 Jackson Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38107
719
$20,440
ITT Technical Institute–Johnson City
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
168 East Parkway South, Memphis, Tennessee 38104-4395
162
$21,508
ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
1507 County Hospital Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37218
727
$22,563
ITT Technical Institute-Nashville
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
315 Hospital Drive, Madison, Tennessee 37115
753
$9,647
Nossi College of Art
Visual And Performing Arts Commercial and Advertising Art.
3904 Lonas Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909-0000
338
$22,375
South College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
2468 Technology Center Drive, Jackson, Tennessee 38301
1,010
$19,890
Strayer University-Tennessee
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Information Science/Studies.
550 Alabama Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-3604
2,530
$1,543
The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs Advertising.
1793 B Gallatin Pke N, Madison, Tennessee 37115-2122
1,068
$11,737
University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus
Health Professions And Related Programs Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management.
141 E. College Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030-3797
558
$18,244
University of Phoenix-Knoxville Campus
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Business Administration and Management, General.
504 College Dr., Albany, Georgia 31705
57
$18,833
University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, Georgia 31701
1,359
$17,937
University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
1777 W Cherry St, Jesup, Georgia 31545
1,826
$19,667
Victory University
Education Elementary Education and Teaching.
2450 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324
994
NA
Virginia College-School of Business and Health
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
11935 Abercorn St, Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997
384
$25,084

Two Year, For-Profit Online Colleges

College
Featured Programs
Address
Total Enrollment
Average Tuition
Anthem Career College-Memphis
Legal Professions And Studies Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
340 Plus Park Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37217
696
NA
Anthem Career College-Nashville
Legal Professions And Studies Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
6401 Poplar Avenue, Suite 600, Memphis, Tennessee 38119-4808
431
$20,137
Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399
347
$7,302
Concorde Career College-Memphis
Health Professions And Related Programs Dental Assisting/Assistant.
One Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
1,105
$16,395
Fortis Institute-Nashville
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology.
545 Lane Ave, Jackson, Tennessee 38301-4598
660
$27,703
Kaplan Career Institute-Nashville
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Support Specialist.
1 Blowers Blvd., Milligan College, Tennessee 37682
475
$17,077
L’Ecole Culinaire
Personal And Culinary Services Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General.
1524 Gallatin Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
513
$8,491
Medvance Institute
Health Professions And Related Programs Medical Office Management/Administration.
423 S Margin St, Franklin, Tennessee 37064
365
NA
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
2288 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
499
$15,756
Nashville Auto Diesel College
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician.
2710 Nonconnah Blvd, Memphis, Tennessee 38132
2,066
$7,285
National College of Business and Technology-Nashville
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician.
276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748
1,225
$8,931
North Central Institute
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician.
735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000
160
$7,714
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Appling Farms
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
3076 Riverside Dr. Suite 700, Macon, Georgia 31210
390
$16,747
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Dividend Drive
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Network and System Administration/Administrator.
501College St, Cuthbert, Georgia 39840-5550
1,014
$18,212
West Tennessee Business College
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
608 Ponder Place Dr, Evans, Georgia 30809
279
$12,250

Under Two Year, For-Profit Online Colleges

College
Featured Programs
Address
Total Enrollment
Average Tuition
Arnolds Beauty School
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000
65
$10,985
Buchanan Beauty College
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1000 17th Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37208-4501
42
$6,176
Buchanan Beauty College
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105, Nashville, Tennessee 37211
36
$9,484
Career Beauty College
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
10208 Technology Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
30
$16,047
Elite College of Cosmetology
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1616 Church St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-2954
98
NA
Empire Beauty School-E Memphis
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
750 Envious Lane, Nashville, Tennessee 37217-5318
147
$11,724
Empire Beauty School-Nashville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1350 King College Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699
81
$11,031
Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1221 N Central Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
97
$19,632
Genesis Career College
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951
512
$7,416
Genesis Career College-Lebanon Campus
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1161 Murfreesboro Hwy, Manchester, Tennessee 37355
347
$14,703
Institute of Hair Design
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
502 E Lamar Alexander Pky, Maryville, Tennessee 37804-5907
49
$16,770
International Barber & Style College
Personal And Culinary Services Barbering/Barber.
1005 DB Todd Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee 37208
187
$24,590
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology and Aesthetics
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
197
$19,070
Knoxville Institute of Hair Design
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
170 S Willow Ave, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
55
$17,347
Love Beauty School
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
168 Jack Miller Blvd, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042
76
$9,911
Memphis Institute of Barbering
Personal And Culinary Services Barbering/Barber.
8000 US Hwy 64 Ste 108, Bartlett, Tennessee 38133
96
NA
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting
Health Professions And Related Programs Surgical Technology/Technologist.
5510 Crossings Circle, Antioch, Tennessee 37013
340
NA
Mr Waynes School of Unisex Hair Design
Personal And Culinary Services Barbering/Barber.
2293 Gallatin Pike North, Madison, Tennessee 37115-0000
44
$19,688
Nashville Barber and Style Academy
Personal And Culinary Services Barbering/Barber.
441 Donelson Pk Ste 150, Nashville, Tennessee 37214
83
$21,758
Nashville College of Medical Careers
Health Professions And Related Programs Medical Office Assistant/Specialist.
2000 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38112-1690
183
$6,260
New Concepts School of Cosmetology
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
7 Music Circle N, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
60
$22,011
Paul Mitchell The School-Knoxville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
3099 S Perkins, Memphis, Tennessee 38118-3239
97
$16,593
Paul Mitchell the School-Murfreesboro
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
2620 Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 1100, Memphis, Tennessee 38118
231
$15,011
Plaza Beauty School
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1412 Trotwood Avenue, Suite 1, Columbia, Tennessee 38401
147
$6,982
Queen City College
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
4704 Western Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
133
$20,660
Regency Beauty Institute-Chattanooga
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561
83
$21,623
Regency Beauty Institute-Knoxville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001
88
$21,853
Regency Beauty Institute-Nashville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1635 Vo Tech Dr, Athens, Tennessee 37371-0848
40
$20,698
Regency Beauty Institute-North Nashville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1600 Hwy 51 South, Covington, Tennessee 38019
109
$22,234
SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Recording Arts Technology/Technician.
716 McMurry Blvd, Hartsville, Tennessee 37074-2028
168
$24,172
Shear Academy
Personal And Culinary Services Barbering/Barber.
265 Elkins Rd, Jacksboro, Tennessee 37757
26
$26,196
Southern Institute of Cosmetology
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
16940 Highland Dr, McKenzie, Tennessee 38201
96
$5,571
Styles and Profiles Beauty College
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
821 W Louise Ave, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-2094
20
$10,023
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology LLC-Shelby Drive
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1303 Old Fort Pky, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129-3311
94
$11,382
Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology LLC-Stage Road
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
100 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515
122
$8,918
Tennessee Career Institute
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
340 Washington St, Newbern, Tennessee 38059
147
$9,260
Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
355 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, Tennessee 37756-4149
312
$8,264
The Hair Design School-Jackson
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
5338 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37209-3033
74
$11,839
The Hair Design School-N Memphis
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066-3188
70
$11,614
The Hair Design School-S Memphis
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-6899
173
$15,298
Volunteer Beauty School-Dyersburg
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
6088 Buford Hwy, Doraville, Georgia 30340
86
$8,377
Volunteer Beauty School-Madison
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
2875 Breckinridge Blvd., Suite 700, Duluth, Georgia 30096
70
$9,367
Volunteer Beauty School-Nashville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4498
22
$6,638

Community Colleges Offering Distance Learning or Hybrid Programs

College
Featured Programs
Address
Total Enrollment
Average Tuition
Chattanooga State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
880-A East 10th Street, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501-1907
10,438
$13,748
Cleveland State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tennessee 37354-4001
3,814
$6,607
Columbia State Community College
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General.
205 Enterprise Drive, Adamsville, Tennessee 38310
5,460
$19,128
Dyersburg State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Information Science/Studies.
2046 North Pky, Jackson, Tennessee 38301-3797
3,751
$14,688
Jackson State Community College
Education Education, General.
1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
4,930
$14,421
Motlow State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
5383 Mount View Rd, Antioch, Tennessee 37013
4,988
$11,517
Nashville State Community College
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
1815 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
9,876
$16,503
Northeast State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
780 West Ave, Crossville, Tennessee 38555
6,478
$18,440
Pellissippi State Community College
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Communications Technology/Technician.
7020 East Shelby Drive, Suite 104, Memphis, Tennessee 38125
11,259
NA
Roane State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
1745 Harriman Highway, Harriman, Tennessee 37748-5849
6,801
$31,186
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
241 Vo Tech Dr, McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
12,958
$30,661
Tennessee Technology Center at Athens
Construction Trades Electrician.
127 Industrial Drive, Ripley, Tennessee 38063
197
$6,382
Tennessee Technology Center at Covington
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
1405 Madison St, Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160
248
$9,389
Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Information Technology.
1685 Highway 64, Whiteville, Tennessee 38075-0489
306
$5,221
Tennessee Technology Center at Crump
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
1815 Union Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
218
$9,688
Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
204 East College Street, Athens, Tennessee 37303
614
$5,401
Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton
Construction Trades Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter.
100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439
511
$10,424
Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Information Technology.
1433 Hollywood Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38301
212
$6,805
Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician.
3250 Coleman Rd, Memphis, Tennessee 38128
608
$9,890
Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
804 S Highland St, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
442
$4,450
Tennessee Technology Center at Jacksboro
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
265
$6,074
Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
404
$4,198
Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
544 University Street, Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002
742
$5,726
Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210
517
$10,540
Tennessee Technology Center at McKenzie
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Biomedical Technology/Technician.
60 Shiloh Road, Greeneville, Tennessee 37743
208
$8,543
Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697
208
$6,436
Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
Southern Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38152
934
$8,002
Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production.
1208 Pointe Centre Dr, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-3983
692
$10,155
Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
10133 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932-3347
330
$7,332
Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
65 Germantown Court, Cordova, Tennessee 38018-7290
1,041
$4,325
Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
616 Marriott Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-5048
347
$5,935
Tennessee Technology Center at Oneida-Huntsville
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240
384
$7,050
Tennessee Technology Center at Paris
Personal And Culinary Services Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.
6991 Appling Farms Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38133
300
$9,006
Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.
2655 Dividend Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38132
497
$8,304
Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
255 N Highland, Memphis, Tennessee 38111-1375
165
$5,956
Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
5003 North Broadway Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918-2472
442
$10,410
Tennessee Technology Center at Whiteville
Construction Trades Electrician.
721 Eastgate Loop Rd., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
156
$14,015
Volunteer State Community College
Education Education, General.
2 Dunwoody Park South, Atlanta, Georgia 30338
8,666
$4,750
Walters State Community College
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Ornamental Horticulture.
1560 Metropolitan Pky SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4446
6,733
$26,471

Other Colleges Offering Distance Learning or Hybrid Programs

College
Featured Programs
Address
Total Enrollment
Average Tuition
Bethel University
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Sciences, General.
7106 Moores Ln, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
5,440
$15,546
Chattanooga State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
880-A East 10th Street, Cookeville, Tennessee 38501-1907
10,438
$13,748
Christian Brothers University
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
1505 Noah Court, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
1,694
$5,372
Cleveland State Community College
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tennessee 37354-4001
3,814
$6,607
East Tennessee State University
Architecture And Related Services City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.
222 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
15,250
$11,810
Hiwassee College
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Agriculture, General.
433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478-2799
213
$10,628
Southern Adventist University
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
1100 Liberty St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
3,200
NA
The University of Tennessee
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Agriculture, General.
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37228
30,194
$12,390
Vanderbilt University
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies American/United States Studies/Civilization.
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 500 Embassy Row, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
12,836
$15,762

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