Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee

Tennessee's Private Colleges add

$8.1 Billion to Tennessee Economy

Tennessee's private, non-profit college and universities are a major partner in the economic vitality of Tennessee. During 2009-10:
  • $4.2 billion was spent by private, non-profit institutions - an estimated 70% of which ($3 billion) were spent in Tennessee.
  • 301,092 full-time equivalent jobs (including 28,764 at the institutions themselves) were created/sustained by TICUA institutions.
  • $3.9 - $4.6 billion in individual income was generated by TICUA institutional expenditures.
Source:  An Analysis of Tennessee Private Colleges' Economic Impact: 2009-10,

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts that the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association will share in the coming months, highlighting the impact of our 35 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.