Tennessee Colleges Tuition Trends Over The Current Decade (The 2010s)

There are 189 colleges in Tennessee State - 50 public and 139 private schools. The average tuition & fees of public schools are $6,206 for Tennessee residents and $19,050 for others in 2017. It increase 3.91% from last year and 27.36% from 2010 cumulatively. For private schools, the average tuition & fees are $18,977 which are increased 4.10% from last year and 13.63% from 2010 cumulatively.


Tuition & Fees Trends of Tennessee Colleges from 2010 to 2017

Next table and charts illustrates the tuition changes from 2010 to 2017 for Tennessee colleges and universities. The costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education and due to the data availability, the avarage amount mainly based on 2-4 years and 4 years colleges and universities.
Undergraduate (Public) Undergraduate (Private) Graduate (Public) Graduate (Private)
For Tennessee public schools, the 2017 undergraduate in-state tuition & fees are $6,206 which has increased by 41.18% over the current decade and the out-of-state cost is $19,050 which has risen by 27.36%. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 3.91% while last year increase rate was 3.91%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Tennessee Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$4,396$4,776$5,034$5,272$5,579$5,728$6,206
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%8.65%5.39%4.74%5.81%2.68%8.35%
Cumulative Rates0.00%8.65%14.51%19.93%26.90%30.30%41.18%
Out-of-State Costs$14,958$16,139$16,972$17,606$18,107$18,334$19,050
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%7.90%5.16%3.74%2.85%1.25%3.91%
Cumulative Rates0.00%7.90%13.46%17.70%21.05%22.57%27.36%
For private schools in Tennessee state, the 2017 undergraduate tuition & fees are $18,977 which has increased by 13.63% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in tuition is 1.95% while last year increase rate was 4.10%.
Table. Undergraduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Tennessee Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$16,702$17,364$17,935$18,095$18,172$18,230$18,977
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%3.97%3.29%0.89%0.43%0.32%4.10%
Cumulative Rates0.00%3.97%7.39%8.34%8.81%9.15%13.63%
The average graduate school tuition & fees of Tennessee public schools are $10,593 which has increased by 41.27% over the current decade and the out-of-state graduate cost is $23,813 which has risen by 22.98%. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 3.28% while last year increase rate was 0.60%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Public Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Tennessee Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
In-State Costs$7,498$8,096$8,641$9,002$9,503$9,860$10,593
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%7.97%6.74%4.18%5.57%3.75%7.43%
Cumulative Rates0.00%7.97%15.24%20.06%26.74%31.49%41.27%
Out-of-State Costs$19,364$20,729$21,967$22,739$23,155$23,672$23,813
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%7.05%5.98%3.51%1.83%2.23%0.60%
Cumulative Rates0.00%7.05%13.44%17.43%19.58%22.25%22.98%
For private graduate schools in Tennessee state, the 2017 tuition & fees are $17,095 which has increased by 12.44% over the current decade. In average, the rate of increase in graduate tuition is 1.77730% while last year increase rate was 1.86%.
Table. Graduate Tuition Trends (Private Schools) From 2010 to 2017 for Tennessee Colleges
2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Tuition & Fees$15,204$15,612$14,749$15,320$16,067$16,784$17,095
Year-to-Year Rates0.00%2.69%-5.53%3.87%4.87%4.46%1.86%
Cumulative Rates0.00%2.69%-2.99%0.77%5.67%10.39%12.44%
You can check the changes of other college costs including room & board costs, book & supplies, and other living expenses at Tennessee college cost trends.

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