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Exempt Authorized Institutions

Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-7-2004(d) provides:

The general assembly recognizing that any institution meeting the requirements of subdivisions (a)(6) and (a)(11) is established by name as an educational institution and authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, directs the commission to maintain and publish on its web site a list of postsecondary educational institutions meeting the requirements of subdivision (a)(6) with its primary campus domiciled in this state or subdivision (a)(11).

The institutions below meet the requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated § 49-7-2004(a)(6) with their primary campuses domiciled in Tennessee or § 49-7-2004(a)(11) and are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education in Tennessee:

  • American Baptist College
  • Aquinas College
  • Baptist College of Health Sciences
  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University
  • Bryan College
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Cumberland University
  • Fisk University
  • Franklin Academy
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • Hiwassee College
  • John A. Gupton College
  • Johnson University
  • King University
  • Lane College
  • Lee University
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Maryville College
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Memphis College of Art
  • Memphis Theological Seminary
  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • Milligan College
  • O’More College of Design
  • Pentecostal Theological Seminary
  • Rhodes College
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Tennessee Wesleyan University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Tusculum College
  • Union University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
  • Welch College
  • Western Governors University
  • William R. Moore College of Technology
  • Williamson College