4-Year Colleges That Accept Tennessee Promise
Tennessee Promise is a scholarship program that pays the tuition of any Tennessee student. To be eligible for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, students must:
- Be a resident of Tennessee for at least one year prior to starting college or university;
- Complete all required high school graduation requirements including passing all state-mandated assessments;
- Complete an official FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit this form along with proof of enrollment in an eligible postsecondary institution by May 1st of each calendar year; – Students who complete their first semester within the fall/spring semesters are not eligible for TN Promise unless they enroll in summer school because summer sessions do not count toward full time enrollment.;
Alabama A&M University
Alabama A&M University is a public, historically black, land-grant institution. It was founded in 1875 by an act of the Alabama legislature and is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States.
Alabama A&M University offers two bachelor’s degree options: the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or the Bachelor of Science (BS). The BA program offers students four subfields of study: social sciences, humanities and fine arts; natural sciences; mathematics/computer science/statistics; and business administration/management sciences. The BS program offers students five subfields to choose from: biological sciences; engineering technology; mathematics & computer science; physical science & earth resources; social sciences & business administration
Alabama State University
Alabama State University is a historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama. It’s a public university that was founded in 1867 and has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 9,000 students.
Alabama State University was originally established as the Lincoln Normal School for Colored Teachers (for African-American teachers only). Later, its name was changed to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes. In 1969 it merged with Troy State University to become what it is today: a four-year college serving more than 3,500 undergraduate students each year through its seven colleges (Agriculture/Natural Resources; Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; Education & Human Services; Engineering Technology; Graduate Studies & Research; Public Safety)
Appalachian Bible College
Appalachian Bible College
Appalachian Bible College is a private, four-year, Bible college located in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. It was founded in 1901 as a school for training ministers in the Southern Appalachian region. In addition to its main campus in Black Mountain NC it also maintains an off-campus location called Blue Ridge Community College with locations throughout Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.
Auburn University at Montgomery
Auburn University at Montgomery is a public, co-educational, residential, liberal arts university located in Montgomery, Alabama. The university was founded as the Alabama Extension Center of Auburn University by an act of the Alabama legislature in 1967. It became a separate four-year institution as part of the merger between Alabama A&M University and Auburn University on July 1, 2014. Students who meet eligibility requirements will receive any tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other sources (such as financial aid) paid for by Tennessee Promise grants during their tenure at Auburn Montgomery until they graduate or exhaust the benefits offered under this program
Athens State University
Athens State University is a public university in Athens, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Alabama University System. The university also offers online classes.
Athens State students who complete 15 hours at any of these schools can transfer those credits to the university and apply them toward completion of an undergraduate degree at ASU: University of South Alabama, Auburn University Montgomery and East Alabama Community College
Austin Peay State University
Austin Peay State University is a public university in Clarksville, Tennessee. APSU was founded in 1927 and is one of the oldest four-year institutions in Tennessee. The school has a student population of more than 9,000 and offers bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degrees at its main campus as well as its two regional campuses located in Martin and Madisonville.
APSU offers students an affordable education with full tuition covered by the Tennessee Promise program, but there are still some limitations to the program that students should be aware of when considering APSU for their higher education needs:
Baltimore City Community College
The Baltimore City Community College is eligible for the Tennessee Promise. Students who are enrolled in an associate’s degree program should apply for the scholarship by following these steps:
- Fill out the application and submit it to your college.
- Enroll in classes that meet the Tennessee Promise requirements.
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is a private, nonprofit college in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). BMCHS was formed by the Baptist Health System as a result of mergers between three separate health science colleges: Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy; and Methodist College School of Nursing.
BMCHS offers associate degrees in nursing, dental hygiene and radiologic technology; bachelor’s degrees in biomedical sciences and pharmacy; master’s degrees in clinical research administration and healthcare management; and doctoral degree programs in pharmacy. The college also provides continuing education classes for health care professionals
Bethel University is a 4-year private Christian liberal arts university located in McKenzie, Tennessee, United States. The university offers associate (2 year), bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs through its College of Arts & Sciences; Beeson Divinity School; Bethel Seminary; and Graduate School of Business Administration.
Chattanooga State Community College
- Chattanooga State Community College is a Tennessee Promise college.
- Chattanooga State Community College has a campus in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Christian Brothers University
Christian Brothers University is a private comprehensive university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. CBU’s four-year graduation rate is 61%, which is quite high compared to other colleges in Tennessee. The acceptance rate at CBU is also high, at 91%. Additionally, CBU has a low tuition rate of $542 per credit hour (for the 2019-2020 school year).
The faculty to student ratio at CBU is 1:18 and the student to faculty ratio is 15:1, both of which are on the higher end compared with other 4-year colleges in Tennessee that participate in TN Promise.
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland State Community College is a two-year public college in Cleveland, Tennessee. It was founded in 1961 as Cleveland Technical Institute and has since expanded to offer more than 40 degree programs.
Columbia State Community College-Columbia Campus
Tennessee Promise is a scholarship program for Tennessee students that provides free tuition to two-year and four-year colleges. If you qualify for this program, you can take advantage of other benefits as well as higher education opportunities.
If you are interested in getting your degree at one of these schools, it’s important to know that not all applicants are eligible for the same offers or discounts. Some schools may have different requirements than others; make sure you check with each one before applying!
Columbia State Community College-Columbia Campus is one of the schools that accepts Tennessee Promise. It’s located in Columbia, TN and offers several certificates and associate degrees along with transfer programs into four-year universities like Vanderbilt University or Austin Peay State University (for those who want to continue their education after earning an associate degree).
Coppin State University
- Coppin State University is a historically black university in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1890 as “The Baltimore Normal School for Colored Teachers.” It was renamed Coppin State College in 1972, and became a university in 1993.
- The school has 8 campuses throughout Maryland and one campus in China.
- Coppin offers over 100 different bachelor’s degrees (including a bachelor’s of science degree), 35 master’s degrees and 9 doctoral programs.
Cumberland University-Lebanon Campus
Cumberland University is a private university in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States. Cumberland University has a total enrollment of 1,725, including 1,197 undergraduate students and 528 graduate students.
Dyersburg State Community College-Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County Campus Main Campus
Dyersburg State Community College-Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County Campus Main Campus is one of the colleges that accept Tennessee Promise.
East Tennessee State University-Main Campus-Johnson City Campus Main Campus-Bristol Campus Main Campus-Kingsport Campus Main Campus-Elizabethton Campus Main Campus-Greeneville/Greene County Center at Greene County Educational Complex’s – Greeneville/Greene County Center at Greene County Educational Complex’s Main campus and all branch campuses are eligible. Students must be enrolled in a degree program. Other programs such as continuing education, non-degree, self improvement, adult education, literacy, GED, and noncredit classes are not eligible for the scholarship.
- Students must be enrolled in a degree program. Other programs such as continuing education, non-degree, self improvement, adult education, literacy, GED and noncredit classes are not eligible for the scholarship.
- For more information about what programs are eligible visit our guidelines page
Students must be enrolled in a degree program. Other programs such as continuing education, non-degree, self improvement, adult education, literacy, GED and noncredit classes are not eligible for the scholarship.