Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Tennessee's Independent Colleges and Universities are Flexible
TICUA member colleges and universities offer a wide variety of educational opportunities to Tennesseans.
TICUA member institutions have partnered with the State on the Tennessee Transfer Pathways initiative providing community college students the opportunity to transfer to a private college to complete their bachelor's degree without loss of time or credit.
In the fall of 2011,  over 1,200 community college students transferred to a TICUA member institution.
Private colleges and universities don't just serve traditional-aged students. About 1 in 5 of their undergraduate students are age 25 or older.
With 34 main campuses and 75 satellite and off-site degree programs in rural and urban areas, Tennessee's independent colleges and universities enroll students from every county in the State.
Sources: TICUA enrollment reports

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.