Nashville, Music City USA, is a lively hub for music, government, and healthcare. Students attending colleges in Nashville can enjoy the city, even on a tight budget.
The Metro Nashville Public School systems has two special initiatives to prepare students for college. They partner with Nashville State Community College to offer the Early College High School Program, giving students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree at no cost. The Academies of Nashville exposes students to real-life careers so they can focus their future education goals while earning early college credit and nationally recognized industry certifications.
It's fitting that Music City is home to a campus of the SAE Institute of Technology, where students can earn a certificate or associate degree in recording arts technology, or arts, entertainment, and media management. Other Nashville colleges include the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, where students earn certificates in fields like business, engineering, construction, and medical/dental assisting. The Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting offers certificate and associate degree programs in surgical assisting; it also has a new equine science program.
Of the dozens of universities in Nashville, here are a few of the most interesting:
All three of the universities in Nashville mentioned above offer graduate programs. Vanderbilt University is known for its world-class medical school, nursing school, law school, and graduate programs in business, engineering, and education. Belmont University, one of the Christian colleges in Nashville, offers more than a dozen master's and doctoral programs in the health professions, education, and law.
If you'd like information about more postsecondary education options in the state, visit Tennessee Colleges.
|School||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg In-State Tuition||Programs Offered|
|American Baptist College||139||Four or more years||8,760||5|
|Aquinas College||342||Four or more years||21,350||22|
|Belmont University||7,723||Four or more years||29,930||99|
|Lipscomb University||4,632||Four or more years||27,472||166|
|Daymar College-Nashville||221||Four or more years||15,000||18|
|Fisk University||761||Four or more years||19,624||23|
|Welch College||349||Four or more years||17,920||41|
|John A Gupton College||86||At least 2 but less than 4 years||10,400||2|
|Meharry Medical College||831||Four or more years||N/A||5|
|Nashville State Community College||8,914||At least 2 but less than 4 years||3,744||46|
|Tennessee State University||8,760||Four or more years||6,216||76|
|Trevecca Nazarene University||3,221||Four or more years||23,724||108|
|Vanderbilt University||12,587||Four or more years||44,496||225|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville||1,089||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||35|
|Watkins College of Art Design & Film||251||Four or more years||21,750||7|