The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) engages Tennessee’s private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens. TICUA's 34 member colleges and universities educate nearly 80,000 students from across the state, country, and throughout the world and confer nearly 19,000 degrees a year. TICUA is dedicated to the preservation of student opportunity and choice in higher education. Click here to view our membership. Click here to view highlights about our membership.