Liberal Arts Schools In Tennessee

Tennessee has 51 accredited liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty who teach liberal arts classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of liberal arts and liberal arts training in Tennessee, which includes liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Aquinas College in Nashville

    4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37205

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  2. Austin Peay State University

    601 College St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

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  3. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  4. Bethel University in McKenzie

    325 Cherry Ave, McKenzie, Tennessee 38201

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  5. Bryan College in Dayton

    721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000

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  6. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  7. Chattanooga State Community College

    4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406-1097

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  8. Christian Brothers University

    650 E Parkway S, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

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  9. Cleveland State Community College

    3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312

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  10. Columbia State Community College

    1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee 38401

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  11. Cumberland University

    One Cumberland Square, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087

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  12. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  13. Dyersburg State Community College

    1510 Lake Rd, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024-2411

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  14. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  15. Fisk University

    1000 17th Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37208-4501

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  16. Free Will Baptist Bible College

    3606 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37205-0117

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  17. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  18. Hiwassee College

    225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tennessee 37354-4001

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  19. Jackson State Community College

    2046 North Pky, Jackson, Tennessee 38301-3797

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  20. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  21. Le Moyne-Owen College

    807 Walker Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126-6595

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  22. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  23. Martin Methodist College

    433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478-2799

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  24. Maryville College

    502 E Lamar Alexander Pky, Maryville, Tennessee 37804-5907

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  25. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  26. Victory University

    255 N Highland, Memphis, Tennessee 38111-1375

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  27. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  28. Milligan College

    1 Blowers Blvd., Milligan College, Tennessee 37682

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  29. Motlow State Community College

    6015 Ledford Mill Road, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388

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  30. Nashville State Community College

    120 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515

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  31. Rhodes College

    2000 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38112-1690

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  32. Roane State Community College

    276 Patton Lane, Harriman, Tennessee 37748

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  33. Southwest Tennessee Community College

    737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

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  34. Sewanee-The University of the South

    735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000

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  35. Pellissippi State Community College

    10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990

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  36. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  37. Tennessee Wesleyan College

    204 East College Street, Athens, Tennessee 37303

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  38. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  39. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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  40. The University of Tennessee-Martin

    University Street, Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002

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  41. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  42. Tennessee Technological University

    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

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  43. Tennessee Temple University

    1815 Union Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

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  44. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  45. Northeast State Community College

    2425 Hwy 75, Blountville, Tennessee 37617-0246

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  46. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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  47. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

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  48. Volunteer State Community College

    1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, Tennessee 37066-3188

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  49. Walters State Community College

    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, Tennessee 37813-6899

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  50. Strayer University-Tennessee

    2620 Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 1100, Memphis, Tennessee 38118

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  51. Argosy University-Nashville

    100 Centerview Dr, Suite 225, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Tennessee 1,200
National 69,880

Of all of the liberal arts professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Tennessee

1,110 1,110 1,190 1,310 1,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of liberal arts professionals is growing in Tennessee. In 2010 there were 90 more liberal arts professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 8%. This is slower than the trend for liberal arts professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% between 2006 and 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$48,030 $71,700 $67,840 $69,750 $47,310
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by liberal arts professionals is decreasing in Tennessee. The mean salary for liberal arts professionals in 2006 was $48,030 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,310 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$23,040
25th percentile
$28,600
50th percentile
$41,260
75th percentile
$55,290
90th percentile
$75,950

This represents a 2% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 230% pay differential between the highest paid liberal arts professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of liberal arts in Tennessee.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Tennessee

English
$46,253
History
$39,585
Liberal Arts
$47,310
Math
$46,622
Music
$21,515

Liberal arts professionals in Tennessee earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Tennessee

associate
34
bachelor
53
master
12
doctor
4
Certificate
2
Total105

As the number of liberal arts professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 51 accredited liberal arts schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 4,308 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 5,073 graduates.

This represents a 18% increase in the number of liberal arts degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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