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Small Business Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 7 accredited schools where small business classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the small business academic community in Tennessee, and the future trends in small business training at the following levels:


  1. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  2. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  3. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  4. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  5. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  6. University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus

    65 Germantown Ct Ste 100, Cordova, Tennessee 38018-7290

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  7. University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus

    1208 Pointe Centre Dr, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421-3983

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Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Small Business Employment

Tennessee 36,190
National 1,708,080

Of all of the small business professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Small business professionals In Tennessee

49,120 45,760 41,500 38,460 36,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, small business is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 12,930 less small business professionals working in Tennessee than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of small business professionals has shrunk by 26%. This decline is faster than the national trend for small business professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of small business professionals working around the nation.

Small Business VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$81,940 $85,370 $88,240 $90,340 $92,780
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Small Business
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by small business professionals is increasing in Tennessee. Small business professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $81,940 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $92,780 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Small business professionals in Tennessee

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 12% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 275% pay differential between the highest paid small business professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of small business in Tennessee.

Average Salaries for Small business professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Business Administration
Business Management
Forensic Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Project Management
Property Management
Restaurant Management
Risk Management
Small Business

In Tennessee, small business professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Small Business programs available for each degree type for all schools in Tennessee


As the number of small business professionals is decreasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited small business schools in Tennessee state is increasing. In 2006 there were 62 small business graduates from small business courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 78 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of small business school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 26%. 71% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in small business.

Small Business Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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