EDGE These are the biggest colleges in Tennessee

EDGE These are the biggest colleges in Tennessee

July 1st, 2018 by Dave Flessner in EDGE
University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Getty Images/iStockphoto/csfotoimages)

University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Getty Images/iStockphoto/csfotoimages)

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Based upon student enrollment in 2018, the biggest colleges in Tennessee are:

1. University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 28,052 students, up 0.7 percent from the previous year

2. Middle Tennessee State University, 22,050 students, down 2 percent from the previous year

3. University of Memphis, 21,301 students, up 3.5 percent from the previous year

4. East Tennessee State University, 14,022 students, down 2.2 percent from the previous year

5. Vanderbilt University, 12,587 students, up 0.2 percent from the previous year

6. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 11,533 students, up 1.3 percent from the previous year

7. Tennessee Tech University, 10,493 students, down 3.7 percent from the previous year

8. Austin Peay State University, 10,493 students, up 2.4 percent from the previous year

9. Tennessee State University, 8,760 students, down 4.4 percent from the previous year

10. Belmont University, 7,723 students, up 5.1 percent from the previous year

11. University of Tennessee at Martin, 6,705 students, down 1.8 percent from the previous year

12. Bethel University, 5,975 students, down 5.4 percent from the previous year

13. Lee University, 5,302 students, up 5.2 percent from the previous year

14. Lipscomb University, 4,632 students, down 1 percent from the previous year

15. Lincoln Memorial University, 4,254 students, up 6.8 percent from the previous year

Source: College Raptor. University of the South in Sewanee ranked 28th with 1,815 students; Bryan College in Dayton ranked 20th with 1,481 students, and Tennessee Wesleyan in Athens ranked 36th with 1,037 students.