Located just blocks from Hutton Hotel, Vanderbilt University is an independent, privately supported university set on a lush park-like campus. Top-ranked in both academics and financial aid, Vanderbilt is committed to inclusive excellence, drawing the world’s brightest students, faculty, and visitors.
Consistently recognized for its innovation and teaching, Belmont University is a private four-year institution located next to Music Row and just two miles from downtown Nashville. It brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.
Trevecca Nazarene University
A Christian university devoted to leadership and service, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate bachelor's programs, 17 master’s degrees, and three doctoral programs, as well as specialist and certificate programs.
A private, Christian liberal arts institution, Lipscomb University is committed to helping students whose academic excellence, faith, and practice reflect ideas of global citizenship.
Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University is a public, land-grant university. Founded in 1912, this HBCU offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It is also a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Meharry Medical College
Founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, Meharry, an HBCU, was the first medical school in the South for African Americans. Today, the university includes a medical school, a dental school, and a graduate school, as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy.