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Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Nashville

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Nashville that offer Liberal Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 10 Liberal Arts schools located within Nashville. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Nashville for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN

Nashville State Community College offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 963 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 685 Certificates degrees, and 278 Associate's degrees.

2 Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN

Volunteer State Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 552 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 552 Associate's degrees.

3 Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN

Columbia State Community College offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a far away town. In 2015, 477 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 386 Associate's degrees, and 91 Certificates degrees.

4 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee State University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 329 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 329 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 6 Master's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
6 Belmont University Nashville, TN

Belmont University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 47 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
7 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Cumberland University Lebanon, TN

Cumberland University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 Tennessee State University Nashville, TN

Tennessee State University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Welch College Nashville, TN

Welch College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 2 Associate's degrees.

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in Nashville

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Nashville State Community College Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
2/5
37 : 1 10,192
Volunteer State Community College Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN
2/5
32 : 1 8,098
Columbia State Community College Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN
2/5
32 : 1 5,297
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
3/5
23 : 1 22,511
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
Belmont University Belmont University Nashville, TN
5/5
16 : 1 7,350
Lipscomb University Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
5/5
16 : 1 4,680
Cumberland University Cumberland University Lebanon, TN
4/5
19 : 1 1,550
Tennessee State University Tennessee State University Nashville, TN
2/5
26 : 1 9,167
Welch College Welch College Nashville, TN
4/5
14 : 1 346

Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for Nashville Schools

Nashville Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available with as many as 552 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Volunteer State Community College 0 552 0 0 0
How many Nashville schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 1 Associate's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in Nashville?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 6 Colleges 1,218 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 5 Colleges 386 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 3 Colleges 776 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 1 Colleges 6 Graduates
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