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163 higher education schools within its borders.
the highest-ranked school in TN,
has a total student population of 12,506 and
17th highest ranked school in the USA.
Of the 163 schools
in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is
17 to 1. There are 4116 total
degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school.
Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around
$4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type
The city of Kingston served as Tennessee's state capital for one day (September 21, 1807) as a result of treaties negotiated with the Cherokee Indians. The two-hour legislative session passed two resolutions and adjourned back to Knoxville.
Andrew Johnson held every elective office at the local, state, and federal level, including President of the United States. He was elected alderman, mayor, state representative, and state senator from Greeneville. He served as governor and military governor of Tennessee and United States congressman, senator, and vice president, becoming President of the United States following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Iroquois, bred at Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation, was the first American winner of the English Derby in 1881. Such modern thoroughbreds as Secretariat trace their bloodlines to Iroquois.
Actress-singer Polly Bergen, from Knoxville, is the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.
Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans.