Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Tennessee's Independent Colleges and Universities are Involved
TICUA member colleges and universities are involved with and committed to their local communities and the State.
In 2010-11, Tennessee's private colleges and universities had an economic impact estimated at more than $8.1 billion.
TICUA institutions have been nationally recognized for their student volunteer programs. In 2011, nine institutions were named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
TICUA member campuses serve as one of the State's largest employers, employing more than 30,000 faculty and staff. In addition, their external activities sustain an additional 301,000 jobs in local communities.
Sources: TICUA enrollment reports, TICUA Economic Impact Study, Corporation for National and Community Service (http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/initiatives/honorroll.asp)
Photo courtesy of Tusculum College

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.