Best Colleges in Nashville

Also known as Music City, Nashville is referred to as the "Athens of the South" due to its thriving academic scene. Nashville has an astounding 21 accredited 4-year and postgraduate institutions, including 4 historically black colleges and universities. These institutions are a huge part of the economic and cultural uniqueness of the area. Business majors take note. Nashville is ranked by Forbes as the 10th best city for business careers, so start practicing your handshake and eye contact now.

And since it's such a famous city, there's more to do than attend school at some of the state's most beautiful campuses. There's music, laughter, and fun awaiting you. Home to the CMA Music Festival and CMA Music Awards, country music has thrived for more than 200 years. Before you leave, enjoy the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Music City Walk of Fame, and Grand Ole Opry. You might also want to chow down on some BBQ as Travel + Leisure readers named Nashville the No. 1 city in the United States for barbeque. To complement those great smoky flavors, Nashville is also home to the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, and the NCAA College Football Music City Bowl. and they're working to bring Nascar back to the Nashville Superspeedway. So, bring your cowboy hat, an appetite, and a suit for your new career and move on down to Nashville to start your education.

*nashvillechamber.com * http://www.forbes.com/best-places-for-business/ * http://www.tennessean.com/ *motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com

Best Four Year Universities in Nashville

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Nashville

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public