Best colleges in Nashville

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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.

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Best Four Year Universities in Nashville

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
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Vanderbilt University offers 252 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 3,887 students graduated with students earning 1,692 Bachelor's degrees, 1,508 Master's degrees, 646 Doctoral degrees, and 41 Certificates.

Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University offers 170 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 1,488 students graduated with students earning 666 Bachelor's degrees, 559 Master's degrees, 132 Certificates, 128 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Associate's degrees.

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Fisk University
Nashville, TN

Fisk University offers 24 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 82 students graduated with students earning 70 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.

Nossi College of Art
Nashville, TN

Nossi College of Art offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 60 students graduated with students earning 41 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Associate's degrees.

Belmont University
Nashville, TN

Belmont University offers 117 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 2,199 students graduated with students earning 1,609 Bachelor's degrees, 308 Master's degrees, and 282 Doctoral degrees.

Trevecca Nazarene University offers 125 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 1,120 students graduated with students earning 506 Bachelor's degrees, 406 Master's degrees, 134 Doctoral degrees, 39 Certificates, and 35 Associate's degrees.

Hussian College-Daymar College Nashville offers 24 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 39 students graduated with students earning 22 Certificates, and 17 Associate's degrees.

Middle Tennessee State University offers 152 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 4,844 students graduated with students earning 4,009 Bachelor's degrees, 713 Master's degrees, 66 Certificates, and 56 Doctoral degrees.

Hussian College-Daymar College Murfreesboro offers 15 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 34 students graduated with students earning 25 Associate's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

Cumberland University
Lebanon, TN

Cumberland University offers 69 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2020, 578 students graduated with students earning 261 Bachelor's degrees, 203 Associate's degrees, and 114 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Nashville

SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 97 students graduated with students earning 85 Associate's degrees, 8 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville offers 9 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 579 students graduated with students earning 556 Certificates, and 23 Associate's degrees.

Remington College-Nashville Campus offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 48 students graduated with students earning 27 Associate's degrees, and 21 Certificates.

Fortis Institute-Nashville offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 180 students graduated with students earning 92 Certificates, and 88 Associate's degrees.

John A Gupton College
Nashville, TN

John A Gupton College offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 51 students graduated with students earning 34 Associate's degrees, and 17 Certificates.

Columbia State Community College offers 24 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2020, 903 students graduated with students earning 880 Associate's degrees, and 23 Certificates.

Volunteer State Community College offers 40 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2020, 1,385 students graduated with students earning 1,220 Associate's degrees, and 165 Certificates.

Nashville State Community College offers 51 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 1,112 students graduated with students earning 925 Associate's degrees, and 187 Certificates.

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2020, 13 students graduated with students earning 13 Associate's degrees.

List of all colleges in Nashville

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Vanderbilt University Logo Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
12 : 1 13,537
Lipscomb University Logo Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
5/5
21 : 1 4,884
Fisk University Logo Fisk University Nashville, TN
4/5
16 : 1 911
Nossi College of Art Logo Nossi College of Art Nashville, TN
4/5
96 : 1 289
Belmont University Logo Belmont University Nashville, TN
5/5
21 : 1 8,204