Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) is . . .

  • 34 Tennessee private, not-for-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities
  • As a sector, one of the State's largest employers with more than 30,000 faculty and staff members
  • Over 76,000 students, 57% of whom are from Tennessee,
    • Including 10,792 Tennesseans who receive the Pell Grant (a federal award for low-income students), which is 45% of full-time Tennessee undergraduate students
Founded in 1956, TICUA engages Tennessee's private colleges to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to serve better the State and its citizens.

For more information about TICUA, please visit www.ticua.org.

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series from the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, highlighting the impact of our 34 member campuses. We hope that you will find this information helpful. Please contact us for additional information either by phone at 615-242-6400 or email at research@ticua.org.