Knoxville, TN Colleges

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Knoxville

Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 178,874, making it the state's third largest city. As of 2011, the city had an estimated population of 180,761. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2012 had an estimated population of 848,350. The KMSA is in turn the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which in 2000 had a population of 1,029,155.

First settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century, though the arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom. During the Civil War, the city was bitterly divided over the secession issue, and was occupied alternately by both Confederate and Union armies. Following the war, Knoxville grew rapidly as a major wholesaling and manufacturing center. The city's economy stagnated after the 1920s as the manufacturing sector collapsed, the Downtown area declined, and city leaders became entrenched in highly partisan political fights. Hosting the 1982 World's Fair helped reinvigorate the city, and revitalization initiatives by city leaders and private developers have had some success.

Knoxville is the home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, whose sports teams, called the "Volunteers" or "Vols," are extremely popular in the surrounding area. Knoxville is also home to the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority, as well as the corporate headquarters of several national and regional companies. Knoxville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for East Tennessee. As one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville has positioned itself in recent years as a repository of Appalachian culture and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Schools in and around Knoxville, TN

Name
The University of Tennessee
Four or more years; Public; $24,066 average out-state tuition; $7,224 average in-state tuition
Pellissippi State Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $13,038 average out-state tuition; $3,096 average in-state tuition
Johnson University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $8,800 average out-state tuition; $8,800 average in-state tuition
South College
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,300 average out-state tuition; $17,300 average in-state tuition
ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,748 average out-state tuition; $17,748 average in-state tuition
Fountainhead College of Technology
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,000 average out-state tuition; $15,000 average in-state tuition
Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public

Knoxville, TN Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
Dyersburg State Community College Jazz Choir Scholarship Varies March 01, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017