Tennessee – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the state of Tennessee:

  • Aquinas College
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University
  • Bryan College
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Cumberland University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Emmanuel Christian Seminary
  • Fisk University
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • Johnson University
  • King University
  • Lane College
  • Lee University
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Maryville College
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Memphis College of Art
  • Memphis Theological Seminary
  • Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Milligan College
  • Pentecostal Theological Seminary
  • Rhodes College
  • Richmont Graduate University
  • South College
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Tusculum College
  • Union University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee System
    • Chattanooga
    • Health Science Center
    • Knoxville
    • Martin
  • University of the South
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film
  • Welch College
  • Western Governors University–Tennessee

List of Community Colleges in the state of Tennessee:

  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • Jackson State Community College
  • John A. Gupton College
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Roane State Community College
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Walters State Community College
  • Tennessee Scholarship & Financial Aid
  • Tennessee HOPE Scholarship:

The HOPE Scholarship, also known as the Lottery Scholarship, is funded by the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program. To receive HOPE funding, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The deadline for fall semester HOPE awards is September 1 of each academic year.

Elegibility requirements:

  • Students must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (980 old SAT or 1060 new SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests OR
  • Overall weighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) – This means a grade point average on a 4.0 scale calculated with additional internal quality points awarded for advanced placement, honors, or other similar courses according to the Uniform Grading Policy adopted by the State Board of Education.
  • Home School graduates – minimum 21 ACT (980 old SAT or 1060 new SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
  • GED Applicants – minimum 525 and 21 ACT (980 old SAT or 1060 new SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
  • If a student ceases to be eligible for HOPE, except for the General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) and the
  • Tennessee HOPE Access Grant, the student may regain HOPE one-time only.
  • ACT/SAT exams must be taken prior to the first day of college enrollment.
  • Have been a TN resident for one year by September 1 of the application date. For students beginning spring and summer terms, residency determined by February 1 as of application date,
  • Graduate from a TN eligible high school.

The application for the HOPE Scholarship is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be accessed by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Middle College Scholarship

Tennessee Middle College Scholarship program expands eligibility for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship to students who earn an associate degree from a state community college. The program uses proceeds from the Tennessee Lottery to help fund the two-year scholarship program for rising high school juniors who are interested in earning their degree from a community college while they also work toward completing high school.

The Tennessee Middle College Scholarship program is available for students enrolled in an eligible community college partnering with local school districts. Students who complete the Middle College and earn an Associate degree must enroll at an eligible 4-year institution to receive the HOPE Scholarship

Elegibility requirements:

  • Be a Tennessee resident for one (1) year prior to the date of application
  • Obtain a minimum 3.0 high school GPA at the end of the Sophomore year

note:  To retain the scholarship, students must maintain at least a 3.0 college GPA in each semester. If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.0 in any semester, the scholarship will be discontinued for that student.

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