Most colleges in Tennessee are near Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and other large cities. Colleges range from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the Volunteer state:
Salary BreakdownAccording to the College Scorecard alums from Vanderbilt Univeristy earn the highest average salary. 10 years after graduating, the average salary is about $97,800. Meanwhile, the 2017 mean annual wage in Tennessee is $44,660. You do the math!
According to the College Scorecard alums from Vanderbilt Univeristy earn the highest average salary. 10 years after graduating, the average salary is about $97,800. Meanwhile, the 2017 mean annual wage in Tennessee is $44,660. You do the math!
Tennessee is also a member of the Academic Common Market. Students can enroll in an out of state college that offer their degree program and pay the school's in state tuition rate. Students can choose to attend in one of the 15 SREB states. Member states include nearby states like Alabama and South Carolina.
TNStars is a 529 savings plan where you can save and invest funds for your future college education. There are many tax advantages with the plan. The funds in the plan will grow tax-free. If you save $23,400 (or $25 a week) with TNStars, it adds up to $42,000 for college in over 18 years. When you withdraw the funds, it covers tuition, room and board, fees, and more.
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