Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Tennessee

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Tennessee 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 32 Liberal Arts schools located within Tennessee. 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 Tennessee for 2019

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

Walters State Community College offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,005 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 510 Certificates degrees, and 495 Associate's degrees.

2 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.

3 Motlow College Tullahoma, TN

Motlow College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 477 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 477 Associate's degrees.

4 Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN

Pellissippi State Community College offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 868 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 867 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

5 Roane State Community College Harriman, TN

Roane State Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. 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 477 Associate's degrees.

6 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.

7 Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN

Cleveland State Community College offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 477 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 259 Certificates degrees, and 218 Associate's degrees.

8 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.

9 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.

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10 Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN

Northeast State Community College offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 417 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 417 Associate's degrees.

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in Tennessee

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Walters State Community College Walters State Community College Morristown, TN
2/5
27 : 1 5,947
Nashville State Community College Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
2/5
37 : 1 10,192
Motlow College Motlow College Tullahoma, TN
2/5
33 : 1 5,256
Pellissippi State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN
2/5
31 : 1 10,325
Roane State Community College Roane State Community College Harriman, TN
2/5
26 : 1 5,861
Volunteer State Community College Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN
2/5
32 : 1 8,098
Cleveland State Community College Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN
2/5
30 : 1 3,509
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
Northeast State Community College Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN
2/5
32 : 1 6,084
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
Jackson State Community College Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN
2/5
34 : 1 4,746
Southwest Tennessee Community College Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
2/5
31 : 1 9,135
University of Memphis University of Memphis Memphis, TN
3/5
20 : 1 20,585
Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN
2/5
25 : 1 9,374
Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg, TN
2/5
33 : 1 2,857
Belmont University Belmont University Nashville, TN
5/5
16 : 1 7,350
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN
3/5
22 : 1 10,900
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
3/5
17 : 1 14,334
Union University Union University Jackson, TN
5/5
13 : 1 3,583
Lipscomb University Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
5/5
16 : 1 4,680
King University King University Bristol, TN
5/5
17 : 1 2,920
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
2/5
23 : 1 10,099
Carson-Newman University Carson-Newman University Jefferson City, TN
5/5
17 : 1 2,528
Bryan College-Dayton Bryan College-Dayton Dayton, TN
4/5
18 : 1 1,489

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Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for Tennessee Schools

Tennessee Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 1,005 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
Walters State Community College 510 495 0 0 0
Roane State Community College 0 477 0 0 0
Northeast State Community College 0 417 0 0 0
Chattanooga State Community College 0 346 0 0 0
How many Tennessee schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 4 Certificates
  • 6 Associate's
  • 4 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in Tennessee?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 20 Colleges 5,315 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 15 Colleges 822 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 11 Colleges 1,815 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 3 Colleges 37 Graduates
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