Nashville College Resources
Best Colleges in Nashville
A listing of the Best Universities & Colleges in Nashville and in the Middle Tennessee Region.
Austin Peay University
Austin Peay University offers four academic colleges that include; Arts and Letters, Science and Mathematics, Professional Programs and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies. While AP is still locally known as a learning school for teachers, it includes over 50 undergraduate majors and 91 different concentrations!
Belmont University is one of Nashville's most historical schools, with a rich heritage, that dates back into the late 1800's. Belmont offers more than 75 areas of study, a dozen or so master's programs as well as several doctoral degrees.
Columbia State Community College
As Tennessee's first two-year college, Columbia State Community College has five campuses and offers more than 50 programs of study.
Fisk University is a predominately African-American liberal arts university offering 25 majors and pre-professional certification programs. Its annual enrollment is around 1,000 students.
Lipscomb University is a coeducational Christian school that offers more than 130 programs of study in nearly 50 majors leading to bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees.
Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College is the largest independent historically black medical college in the nation. One of its main goals is to educate minority physicians who in turn will care for the medically underserved.
Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution and offers degrees through seven university colleges, including basic and applied sciences, business, education and behavioral science, honors, liberal arts, mass communication, and graduate studies.
Nashville State Technical Community College
Nashville State Technical Community College offers around 50 different degree programs as well as a dozen or so certificate programs. The main programs of study include an Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees.
Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University currently offers over 40 undergraduate programs, 20 graduate programs, along with several doctorate programs. The student population is normally just under 10,000 annually.
Trevecca Nazarene University
Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian school that offers more than 58 majors, 17 masters programs of study, and two doctoral-level programs of study.
Vanderbilt University is a private research university that is comprised of 10 schools and consistently ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the nation.
Volunteer State Community College
Volunteer State Community College is a public two-year community college located 30 miles north of Nashville in Gallatin, Tennessee. Vol State currently offers associate degrees, certificates, and continuing education courses.
Top Tennessee Colleges
Explore Tennessee's Top Colleges from About.com College Admissions Guide - The schools were chosen based on factors such as academic reputation, curricular innovations, first-year retention rates, six-year graduation rates, selectivity, financial aid and student engagement.
More Local Colleges
A Web page providing links to local Nashville Colleges and also to Colleges statewide.