College Education In Tennessee: Tennessee has 22 public and 73 private colleges and universities located within the state. Notable schools include the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University.
Tennessee Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – Vanderbilt University (#18), University of Tennessee (#108); Liberal Arts Rankings – Sewannee, University of the South (#41), Rhodes College (#49).
A Closer Look at Tennessee Education: In addition to its prominent large universities Tennessee also boasts many private colleges, some of which are considered amongst the smallest schools in the nation.
Did You Know? The University of Tennessee school system launched a billion dollar advertising branding campaign focused on an orange “UT” logo incorporating the shape of the state into the design.