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Bryan College

Founded: 1930 Bryan College
Nickname/Mascot: Lions
Colors: Red, Gold
Motto: Christ Above All
Location: Dayton
According to Wikipedia, "During the Scopes Trial in 1925, William Jennings Bryan expressed the wish that a school might be established in Dayton, "to teach truth from a Biblical perspective" more specifically, one aligned with Bryan's Christian beliefs. Following his death on July 26, 1925, a national memorial association was formed to establish such an institution in Bryan's honor."


East Tennessee State University

Founded: 1911 East Tennessee State Univeristy
Nickname/Mascot: Buccaneers / Bucky
Colors: Navy  Blue, Old Gold
Location: Johnson City


Fisk University

Founded: 1866 Fisk University
Nickname/Mascot: Bulldogs
Colors: Gold, Blue
Motto: Her sons and daughters are e're on the altar
Location: Nashville
Among the school's famous alumni is W.E. B. Dubois.


Knoxville College

Founded: 1875 Knoxville College
Nickname/Mascot: Bulldogs
Colors: Garnet, Blue
Motto: Let There Be Light
Location: Knoxville


Meharry Medical College

Founded: 1876 Meharry Medical College
Motto: Worship of God through Service to Medicine
Location: Nashville
First medical school in the south for African Americans. Largest HBCU solely dedicated to healthcare professionals and scientists.


Tennessee State University

Founded: 1912 Tennessee State University
Nickname/Mascot: Tigers/ Tigre
Colors: Blue, White
Motto: Think, Work, Serve
Location: Nashville
Tennessee State University is the only state funded HBCU in Tennessee
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University of Tennessee

Founded: 1794 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Nickname/Mascot: Volunteers/Smokey
Colors: Orange, White
Motto: Veritatem cognoscetis et veritas te liberabit.
(You will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.)
Location: Knoxville
Found in Knoxville, UT is the second oldest higher education institution in Tennessee, the 29th oldest in the US, the Volunteers are known to celebrate with the tune "Rocky Top."


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Founded: 1886 University of Tennessee Chatanooga
Nickname/Mascot: Mocs/ Scrappy the Mockingbird
Colors: Navy, Gold
Motto: Faciemus (We Will Do)
Location: Chattanooga


Vanderbilt University

Founded: 1873 Vanderbilt University
Nickname/Mascot: Commodores/Mr. Commodore
Colors: Black, Gold
Location: Nashville
Vanderbilt Stadium is the smallest school stadium in the Southeastern Conference.


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Updated December 2011