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With top primary/secondary schools, four community colleges, two 2-year colleges and five 4-year colleges and one of the most respected university programs in the country, East Tennessee offers a topnotch education for everyone.  Several of East Tennessee's schools annually rank among the nation's best in a variety of categories and two of the state's top three school systems are in the region.

Educational resources

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
As the state's flagship, research-extensive university, UT Knoxville is among the nation's top public universities.  With its main campus in Knoxville, UTK offers 100 major programs in 15 different colleges.

Community Colleges
The Knoxville region is served by four community colleges with campuses throughout the region:

  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Pellissippi State Technical Community College 
  • Roane State Community College
  • Walters State Community College

Private Colleges

  • Carson-Newman College
  • Fountainhead College of Technology
  • Hiwassee College
  • Johnson Bible College
  • King University 
  • Knoxville College
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Maryville College
  • National College of Business and Technology
  • South College
  • Strayer University
  • Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • Tusculum College

Technical Schools

  • 1 technical institution
  • 4 technology training centers


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