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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Tennessee for Students from India

11 Colleges
$28,989 Avg Tuition & Fees*
33% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

International students have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Tennessee ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 11 colleges and universities across Tennessee to determine which were the best for Indian students in Tennessee. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall value.

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Top Value Colleges in Tennessee for Students from India

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

University of Memphis tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Indian students in Tennessee. UofM is a public institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,088 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.4% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UofM are India, Saudi Arabia, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UofM runs, on average, about $13,752. Graduate students pay around $14,202 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#2

Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lee University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Indian students in Tennessee list. Cleveland, Tennessee is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 848 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.8% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Lee University come from such countries as Nigeria, Bahamas, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Lee University is about $18,770 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $13,790 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#3

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Out of the 11 schools in Tennessee that were part of this year’s ranking, Middle Tennessee State University landed the #3 spot on the list. This large public school is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and it awarded 4,078 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 3.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, China, and India come to Middle Tennessee State University to study. International students at Middle Tennessee State University can expect to pay, on average, about $27,742 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $26,172 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#4

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Tennessee Technological University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Indian students in Tennessee. Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, the fairly large public school awarded 2,248 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 3.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and India come to Tennessee Tech University to study. International students at Tennessee Tech University can expect to pay, on average, about $24,798 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $26,078 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#5

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, Tennessee

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Christian Brothers University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Christian Brothers is a private not-for-profit institution located in Memphis, Tennessee. The school has a small population, and it awarded 363 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 4.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Christian Brothers come from such countries as India, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. International students at Christian Brothers can expect to pay, on average, about $33,840 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $13,395 per year.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Tennessee. The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is a large public school located in Knoxville, Tennessee that handed out 5,103 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to UT Knoxville to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UT Knoxville is about $30,684 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $31,798 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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#7

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee

East Tennessee State University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Tennessee ranking. Johnson City, Tennessee is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,480 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at ETSU come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at ETSU runs, on average, about $27,406. Graduate students pay around $25,679 a year in average tuition and fees.

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The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Tennessee list. Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the fairly large public school awarded 2,082 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 1.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UT Chattanooga are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and India. International students at UT Chattanooga can expect to pay, on average, about $25,774 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,334 per year.

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#9

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee

With a ranking of #9, Lipscomb University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 774 students in 2018-2019.

Around 2.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and United Kingdom come to Lipscomb to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Lipscomb runs, on average, about $33,424. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,414 per year.

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#10

King University

Bristol, Tennessee

King University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Tennessee. King University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Bristol, Tennessee that handed out 526 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 2.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at King come from such countries as United Kingdom, Canada, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at King runs, on average, about $30,616. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,500 per year.

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#11

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Tennessee list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and it awarded 2,280 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 11.0% are international. Students studying at Vanderbilt come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Vanderbilt runs, on average, about $52,070. Graduate students pay around $49,124 a year in average tuition and fees.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 11 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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