Nashville is the capital of the state of Tennessee and the county seat of popular Davidson County. Known by many as "Music City," Nashville offers a hip, urban vibe, plenty of opportunities for culture and recreation, and some of the top music venues in the United States.
According to The Tennessean, key industries in Nashville include health care, the music industry, tourism and hospitality, automotive manufacturing, residential real estate, and manufacturing and distribution. And in 2013, Nashville's economy ranked as one of the top producers in the country.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 32 institutions of higher education can be found in the Nashville area. That figure includes a diverse array of schools including career colleges, beauty schools, community colleges, and public, four-year schools. Collectively, Nashville colleges and schools enrolled approximately 58,631 students in 2014.
As a private, four-year school, Belmont University offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields such as business, health care, finance and religious studies. Enrollment included 7,244 students in 2014, and they enjoyed small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of just 13:1.
Lincoln College of Technology in Nashville offers four automotive technology programs that focus on various aspects of commercial and personal vehicle care and maintenance. Enrollment included 1,782 students in 2014, and the school is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
As a two-year school, Nashville State Community College offers associate degrees, certificates, and transfer programs in fields such as health care, technical trades, and business. Enrollment included 10,044 students in 2014, and the school offers online courses alongside their on-campus programming.
Remington College of Nashville is a private school that offers many two-year and four-year degrees, some of which can be completed online. The school also offers diploma programs that can prove competency and add to a resume, all while increasing one's job prospects. As of last count, student enrollment at Remington's Nashville campus was 380.
As a premier institution in the state, Tennessee State University offers top notch programs in fields such as health care, business, agriculture, biological sciences, and computer technology. Although student enrollment was over 9,000 in 2014, small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 were maintained.
As a private Baptist college, Welch College focuses on small class sizes and career preparation. Currently, the school offers undergraduate degrees in fields such as religious studies, business, music, and education. Enrollment included 315 students in 2014, and class sizes had a student-to-faculty ratio of just 10:1.
According to data from The Tennessean, Nashville recently ranked third in the country based on GMP, or gross metropolitan product. This is likely the result of Nashville's booming economy, including the region's music industry and its growing influence. Median household income was $46,686 through 2013, which was slightly higher than the state median income of $44,298 that year. Low housing costs add to the allure of the Nashville area as well. Through 2013, the median housing value was just $165,200.
More than 644,000 individuals lived in the Nashville area in 2014 according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Through 2013, 35.3 percent of the adult population had a Bachelor's degree, and 86.2 percent had a high school diploma or better.
Nightlife in Nashville can sometimes last all day long. The city is home to numerous music and theatrical landmarks including the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the Nashville Opera, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and of course the Grand Ole Opry, which sits right outside the city.
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Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.
American Baptist College
1800 Baptist World Ctr Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
Draughons Junior College Inc
340 Plus Park Blvd
Nashville, TN 37217
Free Will Baptist Bible College
3606 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37205-0117
International Barber & Style College
3744 Annex Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
John A Gupton College
1616 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203-2954
Nashville College of Medical Careers
1556 Crestview Dr
Madison, TN 37115
Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville
5510 Crossings Circle
Antioch, TN 37013
Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville
100 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37209-4515
Volunteer Beauty Madison
1793 B Gallatin Pke N
Madison, TN 37115-2122
Volunteer Beauty Nashville
5338 Charlotte Ave.
Nashville, TN 37209-3033
These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212-3757
1000 17th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208-4501
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Meharry Medical College
1005 DB TODD BLVD
NASHVILLE, TN 37208
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
315 Hospital Drive
Madison, TN 37116
Nashville State Technical Community College
120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37209-4515
Tennessee State University
3500 John Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210
2101 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
Watkins College of Art & Design
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228
Nashville Graduate Schools
Nashville Graduate and Business Schools
(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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