These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Tennessee For 2019

Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Tennessee has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in TN, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Tennessee.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Tennessee:

  1. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
  2. Vanderbilt University
  3. King University
  4. Christian Brothers University
  5. Belmont University
  6. Maryville College
  7. Rhodes College
  8. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  9. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  10. Tennessee State University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Tennessee has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Tennessee For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 39 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Tennessee that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Tennessee.’

1. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Memphis
Employed: 92.92%

2. Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Nashville
Employed: 91.61%

3. King University

King University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bristol
Employed: 91.24%

4. Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Memphis
Employed: 90.87%

5. Belmont University

Belmont University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Nashville
Employed: 90.59%

6. Maryville College

Maryville College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Maryville
Employed: 90.45%

7. Rhodes College

Rhodes College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Memphis
Employed: 90.24%

8. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Knoxville
Employed: 90.09%

9. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Chattanooga
Employed: 90.01%

10. Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Nashville
Employed: 90.0%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Tennessee

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Tennessee, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Tennessee by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Tennessee

Rank College Employed
1 Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences 92.92%
2 Vanderbilt University 91.61%
3 King University 91.24%
4 Christian Brothers University 90.87%
5 Belmont University 90.59%
6 Maryville College 90.45%
7 Rhodes College 90.24%
8 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 90.09%
9 The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 90.01%
10 Tennessee State University 90.0%
11 Sewanee-The University of the South 89.9%
12 Tusculum College 89.49%
13 Tennessee Wesleyan University 89.42%
14 Freed-Hardeman University 89.29%
15 Carson-Newman University 88.79%
16 Lipscomb University 88.74%
17 Middle Tennessee State University 88.74%
18 Tennessee Technological University 88.44%
19 Fisk University 88.38%
20 The University of Tennessee-Martin 88.29%
21 Cumberland University 88.25%
22 Union University 88.06%
23 University of Memphis 87.67%
24 Johnson University 87.22%
25 Lane College 87.09%
26 Bethel University 87.08%
27 Lincoln Memorial University 86.09%
28 Trevecca Nazarene University 86.08%
29 Lee University 86.04%
30 Bryan College-Dayton 85.41%
31 Southern Adventist University 85.01%
32 East Tennessee State University 84.47%
33 Hiwassee College 84.08%
34 Martin Methodist College 83.82%
35 Austin Peay State University 83.73%
36 Remington College-Memphis Campus 82.91%
37 Le Moyne-Owen College 82.22%
38 Watkins College of Art Design & Film 81.05%
39 Memphis College of Art 80.25%
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