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Johnson City, Tennessee (TN) Colleges and Universities

Eight schools are located within a 25-mile radius of Johnson City, Tennessee. Learn about the traditional schools in several categories to find the school for you.

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Students looking for post-secondary schools in the Johnson City area can choose from options including universities, a community college and a technological school. We compare the traditional schools in the area with data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to help local students find a school that fits their needs.

Closest Schools to Johnson City, Tennessee

Three public schools, one private non-profit school and one private for-profit school make up the five closest non-specialty schools. Three of the schools offer undergraduate and graduate level degree programs; the other two offer only undergraduate programs.

  • East Tennessee State University (0.4 miles from downtown)
  • Milligan College (4.3 miles from downtown)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Johnson City (7.4 miles from downtown)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (7.6 miles from downtown)
  • Northeast State Community College (13.8 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Johnson City, Tennessee

The majority of the largest schools near Johnson City are 4-year schools. Overall, the area offers a range of student population sizes from around 100 students to more than 14,300 students.

  • East Tennessee State University (14,334 students)
  • Northeast State Community College (6,084 students)
  • King University (2,920 students)
  • Milligan College (1,193 students)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (559 students)

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Lowest Net Price

The cost of education has climbed steadily for many years, and students must search for affordable options that meet their education requirements. In the Johnson City area, annual prices varied from around $6,400 to over $24,100 for 2014-2015. The NCES calculates the net price per year of attending a college as the total of likely expenses minus the average sum of scholarships and grants received by full-time undergraduates.

  • Northeast State Community College ($6,401)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton ($10,517)
  • East Tennessee State University ($14,646)
  • King University ($18,504)
  • Milligan College ($19,460)

Highest Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a key indicator of its ability to educate students. The NCES reports graduation rates as a percentage of full-time undergrad students in a certain cohort year who completed their program of study within 150% of the time nominally required to graduate. An associate's degree, for example, is typically considered a 2-year program; the NCES graduation rate will include all who completed the 2-year program in three years or less. According to NCES graduation rate postings for 2015, the Johnson City area schools mostly had rates above 40%.

  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (95% graduation rate)
  • Milligan College (63% graduation rate)
  • King University (45% graduation rate)
  • East Tennessee State University (43% graduation rate)
  • Northeast State Community College (20% graduation rate)

There are a few traditional public and private institutions in the Johnson City, TN, area that cover a range of locations, sizes, prices, and graduation rates to match students' preferences and needs.

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