2018 Best Online Colleges in Tennessee

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Ranked based on low annual tuition rates and strong academics, this list highlights the best online schools for value in Tennessee. Union University is ranked #1 and offers a tuition of $13,600, offering programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with seven different concentrations. Union University and The University of Tennessee - Knoxville are tied for the highest academic strength score at 72%. The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga offers the lowest tuition at $11,070 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Union University Annual Tuition $13,600 Academic Strength 72%
#2 #2 Middle Tennessee State University Annual Tuition $13,740 Academic Strength 68%
#3 #3 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Annual Tuition $11,070 Academic Strength 64%
#4 #4 The University of Tennessee - Martin Annual Tuition $11,550 Academic Strength 64%
#5 #5 Lee University Annual Tuition $12,840 Academic Strength 65%
#6 #6 Johnson University Annual Tuition $14,400 Academic Strength 65%
#7 #7 King University Annual Tuition $9,455 Academic Strength 60%
#8 #8 Bryan College-Dayton Annual Tuition $10,695 Academic Strength 61%
#9 #9 Tennessee Tech University Annual Tuition $17,340 Academic Strength 66%
#10 #10 East Tennessee State University Annual Tuition $14,130 Academic Strength 62%
#11 #11 Tennessee Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $10,400 Academic Strength 58%
#12 #12 Austin Peay State University Annual Tuition $22,380 Academic Strength 69%
#13 #13 University of Memphis Annual Tuition $17,400 Academic Strength 63%
#14 #14 Bethel University - TN Annual Tuition $11,584 Academic Strength 57%
#15 #15 Cumberland University Annual Tuition $14,880 Academic Strength 58%
#16 #16 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Annual Tuition $46,473 Academic Strength 72%
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2018 Online Colleges in Tennessee Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,600
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: Jackson
  • Annual Tuition: $13,740
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Academic Strength: 68%
  • Locations: Murfreesboro

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Martin

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (23)

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Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,840
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Cleveland

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Online Master's Degrees (7)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,400
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Knoxville

Online Associate Degrees (4)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Doctoral Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (8)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,455
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • Locations: Bristol

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (13)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,695
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Dayton

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,340
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Academic Strength: 66%
  • Locations: Cookeville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (26)

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Online Certificate Programs (10)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,130
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Johnson City

Online Bachelor's Degrees (9)

Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Doctoral Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $22,380
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: Clarksville

Online Associate Degrees (3)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (21)

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Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,400
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Memphis

Online Bachelor's Degrees (23)

Online Master's Degrees (30)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (18)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,880
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Lebanon

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (3)

  • Annual Tuition: $46,473
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: Knoxville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Tennessee (56)

Tennessee colleges and universities offer online degrees at all levels and in a variety of subjects. The 56 schools offering online programs range from community colleges and public research universities to private liberal arts colleges. There are 14 online schools offering affordable annual tuitions under $15,000, including Johnson University, Strayer University, and Western Governors University. King University, based in Bristol, offers 13 online bachelor's and 15 online master's degrees with a 100% recommend rate from former students.

At a Glance:

  • The State of Tennessee offers funding and mentorship to recent high school graduates from the state; through the Tennessee Promise program, they can attend an eligible community or technical school in the state for two years free of tuition.
  • Tennessee ranks 14th among all U.S. state for the lowest student loan debt and has a significantly lower average student loan debt than the national average.

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