Tennessee Independent Colleges
and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


The average undergraduate tuition and fees charged by TICUA member institutions for 2015-16 will be $24,190.

Institutional one year increases ranged from no increase (at 6 institutions) to 5%. This year's average one year increase of 2.95% is the lowest average in over a decade.

In addition, TICUA member institutions have committed to increasing the amount of their budgets dedicated to student aid to ensure that a private college education remains affordable. Preliminary results indicate that most institutions have increased their student aid budgets by at least the same rate, if not a greater rate, as the tuition increase. The increase in student aid is consistent with their missions to make college affordable for all qualified students seeking admission.

Source:  TICUA Tuition and Fees Survey

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts 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.

Previous TICUA Facts are available on the TICUA website: http://www.ticua.org/research/TICUA_Facts

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