Education in Tennessee
Throughout the state of Tennessee there are 480 public high schools and 254 private high schools for a statewide total of 734. Tennessee maintains a national ranking of 17th when it comes to high school enrollment, but drops to 27th when it comes to its student to teacher ratio. Tennessee’s graduation rate is an impressive 87 percent, but its dropout rate of 3.7 percent is right in line with the national average.
Advanced Degrees in Tennessee
Tennessee has a broad higher education offering that includes such well-known colleges and universities as the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee, Welch College, Austin Peay State University, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. Approximately 24.3 percent of Tennessee residents have earned some level of college degree with the more common fields of study in the state of Tennessee being:
– Health Science