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Schools Offering Esl Programs in Tennessee

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Tennessee receive ESL degrees every year. Thus, Tennessee's 7 ESL schools put out approximately 79 english language teachers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a ESL program is University of Memphis. University of Memphis, which was ranked 40th in the country in 2010, is located in Memphis. 4 students graduated with a degree in ESL from University of Memphis in 2010. University of Memphis charged in-state students $6,780 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a ESL program is Maryville College, which is located in Maryville. In 2010, it was ranked 40th nationwide. The tuition rate at Maryville College was $29,473 per year.

Union University, which was ranked 40th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Tennessee that has a ESL program. It is located in Jackson. In 2010, Union University graduated 8 students from its ESL programs. Students at Union University paid $22,390 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Tennessee ESL school, average tuition will be $17,905 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,823 per year to $29,473 per year. In 2010, the ESL schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Tennessee were:

  1. Maryville College - located in Maryville, students are charged $29,473 per year
  2. Union University - located in Jackson, students are charged $22,390 per year
  3. Lipscomb University - located in Nashville, students are charged $21,790 per year

The ESL schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Tennessee were:

  1. East Tennessee State University - located in Johnson City, students are charged $5,823 per year
  2. University of Memphis - located in Memphis, students are charged $6,780 per year
  3. Trevecca Nazarene University - located in Nashville, students are charged $18,518 per year

An ESL degree from a Tennessee school... what next?

Most people who graduate from ESL school in Tennessee go on to work as an english language teacher. 1,200 english language teachers were working in Tennessee in 2010. In Tennessee, the largest numbers of english language teachers work in the following counties:

  1. Cannon County - 260 english language teachers
  2. Anderson County - 180 english language teachers
  3. Bedford County - 110 english language teachers


On average, english language teachers earn $47,310 per year. However, Tennessee english language teachers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,650 per year to more than $113,480 per year in 2010. The following counties in Tennessee have the highest average salaries for english language teachers:

  1. Cannon County - $59,900 per year
  2. Chester County - $57,770 per year
  3. Crittenden County - $56,380 per year

The Tennessee counties with the lowest average salary for english language teachers are:

  1. Anderson County - $39,580 per year
  2. Bedford County - $39,740 per year
  3. Benton County - $41,820 per year

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For more data regarding a career in ESL in Tennessee and to compare salaries with various related fields such as English or education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Esl in Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Esl in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 4,690 $44,760 12.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,200 $47,310 7.1%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 780 $39,980 -40.5%

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