Best Online Schools in Tennessee for 2017 Determined by

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, released its list of the best colleges and universities with online programs in Tennessee for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that qualified for the list, Vanderbilt University, The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Union University and University of Memphis came in as the top five. 10 two-year colleges were also honored; Chattanooga State Community College, Roane State Community College, Walters State Community College, Nashville State Community College and Pellissippi State Community College were the top five schools.

“These Tennessee colleges and universities have demonstrated their value to non-traditional students by providing high-quality, accredited online programs,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “In addition to outstanding educational options, these schools also offer excellent academic resources to better help their online students succeed.”

To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on government-sourced metrics that include graduation rates, the availability of academic and student services, financial aid opportunities and student/teacher ratios.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Tennessee for 2017 include the following:

Austin Peay State University

Bethel University

Bryan College-Dayton

Carson-Newman University

Cumberland University

East Tennessee State University

Freed-Hardeman University

Johnson University

King University

Lee University

Milligan College

Southern Adventist University

Tennessee State University

Tennessee Technological University

Tennessee Wesleyan College

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Trevecca Nazarene University

Union University

University of Memphis

University of Tennessee Martin

Vanderbilt University

Welch College

The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Tennessee for 2017 include the following:

Chattanooga State Community College

Cleveland State Community College

Columbia State Community College

Motlow State Community College

Nashville State Community College

Northeast State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College

Roane State Community College

Volunteer State Community College

Walters State Community College


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