Post-secondary Education

General Post-Secondary Education Information

 

Think College is a national organization dedicated to improving inclusive higher education options for individuals with disabilities. They offer resources such as a directory of inclusive post-secondary education programs across the nation. 

The HEATH Resource Center gathers and disseminates information to help individuals with disabilities access postsecondary education and training. The website offers an extensive directory with info on various postsecondary education topics as well as modules. 

Going to College is a website designed for high school students with disabilities. They offer resources for college planning, campus life, and "to-do" lists to help students complete essential tasks required for college preparation. 

The Tennessee Inclusive Higher Education Alliance is an organization in Tennessee dedicated to increasing post-secondary opportunities for students with disabilities. Resources provided on their website include information on paying for college and on higher education programs in TN. 

Affordable Colleges is a  website with national and local scholarship information as well as information on disability-related scholarships.

The Best Colleges is a website that provides information on financial aid and college scholarships for students with disabilities.

Scholarships & Funding

 

The Best Colleges is a website that provides information on financial aid and college scholarships for students with disabilities.

Affordable Colleges Online is a website with national and local scholarship information as well as information on disability-related scholarships.

Nationwide - The LD Resources Foundation supports an awards program created help students diagnosed with Dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities by provided them with assistive technology such as a laptop computer. 

Nationwide - The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 to award and recognize students with learning disabilities, who have shown determination, self advocacy and success in overcoming their difficulties and are pursuing post-secondary education. RiSE Scholarship Foundation Inc. aims to offer meaningful scholarships to award the success of students, to bring awareness and education to the subject of learning differently. This scholarship is available to high school seniors. 

NCLD offers annual scholarships and awards ranging from $2,500 - $10,000 that celebrate the work and achievements of those students and leaders working to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 individuals with learning and attention issues.

Lime Connect represents the largest network of high-potential university students and professionals with disabilities. They connect individuals to various career, scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities. Lime Connect offers distinct scholarships with their partners that support the education of current university students and open the door to potential internship and co-op opportunities.

Microsoft offers a Microsoft Disability Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship.

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education offers the P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship which is an annual college tuition grant of up to $1,000 available to one or more high school seniors that also have language-related learning differences that are planning to have careers in the field of visual arts.

The Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation offers the John D. Wagner and Elisabeth R. Wagner Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each school year to people afflicted with neurofibromatosis who are seeking higher education.

The Tennessee Department of Education offers the Tennessee STEP UP Scholarship. The STEP UP Scholarship is a program designed to assist students with intellectual disabilities who have completed high school and enroll in an individualized program of study of up to four (4) years at an eligible postsecondary institution.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Student Disability Services offers scholarships available to students with disabilities that attend their school. 

Colleges & Universities in Tennessee

 

Locations: Athens; Chattanooga; Covington; Crossville; Crump; Dickson; Elizabethton; Harriman; Hartsville; Hohenwald; Jacksboro; Jackson; Knoxville; Livingston; McKenzie; McMinnville; Memphis; Morristown; Murfreesboro; Nashville; Newbern; Huntsville; Paris; Pulaski; Ripley; Shelbyville; Whiteville, TN - Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology are vocational/technical schools that offer a variety of training programs to prepare students to transition directly into a career. 

Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University is a private, four-year, research university that offers various undergraduate and graduate degree options. They also offer the Next Steps Program, a 4-year inclusive higher education program committed to supporting students with intellectual disability.

Nashville, TN - American Baptist College is a private, four-year, Christian college that offers various undergraduate and graduate degree options.

Nashville, TN - American Baptist College is a private, four-year, Catholic, liberal arts college that offers various undergraduate and graduate degree options.

Nashville, TN - Belmont University is a private, four-year, Christian university that offers various undergraduate and graduate degree options.

Nashville, TN - Lipscomb University is a private, four-year, Christian university that offers various undergraduate and graduate degree options.

Nashville, TN - Fisk University is a private, four-year university that offers various undergraduate and graduate degree options.

Nashville, TN - Trevecca Nazarene University is a private, four-year, Christian university that offers various undergraduate and graduate degree options.

Nashville, TN - Tennessee State University is a land-grant university that offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree options.

Nashville, TN - Nashville State Community College offers a range of two-year associate degrees in arts, science, and applied-science programs.

Tullahoma, TN - Motlow State Community College is a public college that offers associate degrees and certificate degrees. 

Murfreesboro, TN - Middle Tennessee State University is a public university that offers undergraduate and graduate programs with more than 80 majors/degree programs. 

Memphis, TN - Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is a Christian, private institution that focuses on undergraduate education in the health sciences.

Memphis, TN - Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, public, open-access community college that offers various Associate degree options. 

Memphis, TN - The Tiger Life Program at the University of Memphis offers individualized programs of study in the areas of academic, social, vocational, and independent living skills for students ages 18-29 with intellectual disabilities.

McKenzie, TN - Bethel University, affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, offers bachelor’s, master’s, and associate degrees through a variety of learning platforms including online and traditional face-to-face instruction.

Martin, TN - The University of Tennessee, Martin offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs.

Martin, TN - The University of Tennessee, Martin's Infant Simulation Program is an early intervention program that offers educational services and developmental therapy. 

Chattanooga, TN - The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga is a public university that offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree options. 

Chattanooga, TN - Chattanooga State Community College offers a range of two-year associate degrees in arts, science, and applied-science programs.

Blountville, TN - Northeast State Community College is a public community college that offers technical education and college transfer programs. 

Harrogate, TN - Lincoln Memorial University is a private liberal arts university that offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs.

Cleveland, TN -  Cleveland State Community College is a public community college that offers Associate degree options and transfer credits. Their Disability Support Services promotes equal opportunity for students with disabilities so that they can fully participate in the academic experience.

Dayton, TN -  Bryan College is a non-denominational evangelical Christian college that offers undergratuate and graduate degree options.

Athens, TN - Tennessee Wesleyan University offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business, fine arts, humanities, natural and social sciences as well as nursing, other career-related areas, and teacher certification.

Dyersburg, TN - Dyersburg State Community College is a community college in Dyersburg, TN that offers associate degrees in several programs, in addition to offering job skills courses and other continuing education courses. 

Jackson, TN - Lane College is a small, private, co-educational, church-related institution that offers a liberal arts curriculum leading to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences.

Jackson, TN - Union University is a private, Christian, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts-based university that offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

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Jackson, TN - The EDGE Program offered at Union University is a post-secondary educational opportunity for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who desire a college experience to further their education. This program's goal is to teach employment skills and make students great employees for their community.

Jackson, TN - Jackson State Community College offers a range of two-year associate degrees in arts, science, and applied-science programs.

Clarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University is a four-year, public college that offers associate's, bachelor's, and graduate degree options.

Cookeville, TN - Tennessee Tech University is a public university that offers undergraduate education in fields related to engineering and technology, education, liberal arts, agriculture, nursing, and others. They also offer graduate degrees in engineering, business, education, and liberal arts.

Knoxville, TN - Knoxville College is a private, four-year, liberal arts colleges that offers various degree options.

Powell, TN - The Crown College, a Christian College, is a Bible college, trade school, seminary, and music conservatory program.

Knoxville, TN - University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a public university that offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree options. They also the FUTURE Program, a 2-3 year postsecondary education program for students with disabilities that empowers them to achieve gainful employment in the community.

Knoxville, TN - Johnson University is a private, Christian university that offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree options.

Knoxville, TN - Pellissippi State Community College offers a range of two-year associate degrees in arts, science, and applied-science programs.

Jefferson City, TN - Carson Newman University is a private Christian liberal arts college that offers bachelor's and graduate degrees.

Maryville, TN -  Maryville College is a private liberal arts, 4-year college that offers bachelor's degrees in several majors as well as teacher licensure degree programs. Their Academic Support Center’s Disability Services provides supports for students with disabilities such as testing accommodations, providing access to adaptive computer technologies, and acting as a liaison to campus services. 

Lebanon, TN - Cumberland University offers a variety of educational programs in the liberal arts.

Gallatin, TN - Welch University Welch College is a private four-year college that offers undergraduate and graduate programs.

Gallatin, TN - Volunteer State Community College is a publicly supported two-year community college.

Johnson City, TN - East Tennessee State University is a public university that offers a variety of bachelor's degrees, graduate certificates, teacher licensure, and doctoral programs.

Greeneville, TN - Tusculum University is a private college that offers baccalaureate degrees and master's degrees.

Harriman, TN - Roane State Community College offers a range of two-year associate degree options.

Pulaski, TN - Martin Methodist College is a four-year liberal arts college that offers a variety of certificate, diploma, and degree programs. 

Columbia, TN - Columbia State Community College is a two-year college that offers a variety of Associate's degrees.