Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Tennessee's Independent Colleges and Universities are Affordable to Middle- and Low-Income Students and Their Families
  Approximately 90% of first-time, full-time students attending TICUA member campuses receive some form of financial aid - the majority provided by the institutions.
45% of full-time students from Tennessee attending a TICUA member institution receive the Federal Pell Grant, which aids low-income students and their families.
Historically, Tennessee students attending the State's independent four-year colleges and universities have lower median family incomes than students attending the State's four-year public colleges and universities.
Tuition and fees at private institutions are 27% below the national average for private institutions.
Sources:  TICUA enrollment and completions reports; National Center for Educational Statistics, IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey;College Board "Trends in College Pricing, 2011"

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.