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Knoxville Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Knoxville Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Knoxville, Tennessee

There are at least 9 colleges in Knoxville, listed and described below. These schools represent 40,334 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 38,126 full-time students, and a reported 9,310 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include The University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Technical Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Tennessee Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Knoxville.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Knoxville.

Featured Colleges in the Knoxville Area (QuickSchools™)

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Ross Medical Education Centers


Knoxville, TN

Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate

Lincoln Tech


Nashville, TN

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma, Certificate

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America


Clarksville, TN

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is committed to be a leading educational institution offering effective training while maintaining a high standard of quality and integrity.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

South College


Knoxville, TN

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

Argosy University


Nashville, TN

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
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Knoxville Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Fountainhead College of Technology
3203 Tazewell Pke
Knoxville, TN 37918

  • Programs: information technology, computer security, electrical/electronic tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 90 students, 176 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Paul Mitchell the School - Knoxville
120 Center Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37922-2117

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 32 students, 41 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville
4704 Western Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 304 students, 324 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville
1100 Liberty St
Knoxville, TN 37919

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, business support services, dental assistant, surgical tech, medical secretary, truck and bus driver, cosmetology, heavy equipment maintenance tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 766 students, 584 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Knoxville with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Johnson Bible College
7900 Johnson Dr
Knoxville, TN 37998

  • Programs: bible studies, elementary school teaching, marriage and family therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 901 students, 839 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 576 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-612. Math: 470-560. Writing: 487-562.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Pellissippi State Technical Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, interior design, communications tech, office management, computer networking, business management, mechanical engineering tech, legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 8,608 students, 5,892 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 465-630. Math: 470-660. Writing: 460-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

The University of Tennessee
Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, political science, education, business management, social work, English, biology, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 29,937 students, 30,594 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 8,734 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-630. Math: 530-640.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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