Political Science Schools In Tennessee

Tennessee has 27 accredited political science schools where political science faculty who teach political science classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses political science training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. Austin Peay State University

    601 College St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

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  2. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  3. Bryan College in Dayton

    721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000

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  4. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  5. Cumberland University

    One Cumberland Square, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087

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  6. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  7. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  8. Fisk University

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

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  9. King College

    1350 King College Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699

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  10. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  11. Le Moyne-Owen College

    807 Walker Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126-6595

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  12. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  13. Martin Methodist College

    433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478-2799

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  14. Maryville College

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

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  15. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  16. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  17. Rhodes College

    2000 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38112-1690

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  18. Sewanee-The University of the South

    735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000

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  19. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  20. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. The University of Tennessee-Martin

    University Street, Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002

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  22. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

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  23. Tennessee Technological University

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

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  24. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  25. Tusculum College

    60 Shiloh Road, Greeneville, Tennessee 37743

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  26. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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  27. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Political Science Employment

Tennessee 220
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Tennessee

160 180 230 290 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of political science is growing. In 2010 there were 60 more political science professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of political science has grown by 38% in Tennessee. This growth is faster than the national trend for political science professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of political science professionals working around the nation.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$67,880 $59,390 $57,825 $58,765 $68,390
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, as the number of political science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by political science professionals are increasing. Political science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $67,880 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $68,390 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$31,470
25th percentile
$46,640
50th percentile
$64,430
75th percentile
$84,330
90th percentile
$105,520

This represents a 1% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid political science professionals earning 235% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Communications
$36,420
International Business
$78,905
Political Science
$68,390
Public Administration
$75,762

In Tennessee, political science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Tennessee

associate
0
bachelor
27
master
3
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total32

As the number of political science professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 27 accredited political science schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 695 political science graduates from political science courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 747 graduates.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee. 84% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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