Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Students at Tennessee's Independent Colleges and Universities are Successful
Students at Tennessee's private colleges and universities are able to earn a high quality bachelor's degree quickly. Finishing faster helps students at private institutions avoid extra years of tuition and begin their careers earlier.
Fall 2011 Enrollment Degrees Awarded,
Summer 2010 to Spring 2011
Although Tennessee's independent colleges enroll 24% of all students in the State, they award 33% of all degrees.
TICUA member institutions award more than 17,000 degrees annually - more than any other sector in the State.
4-, 5-, and 6-Year Graduation Rates
Forty-eight percent of students at one of Tennessee's private colleges or universities complete a degree in 4 years or less, while only 47% of students at the State's four-year institutions complete a degree in 6 years or less.
Sources: TICUA Completions and Enrollment Reports, IPEDS, & Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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.