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Students Are Surrounded by Colleges and Universities in Williamson County

Higher education in Middle Tennessee is easy to access, thanks to the numerous options throughout the region.

By Kevin Litwin on October 29, 2021

Students enjoy an outdoor class on the Williamson Campus of Columbia State Community College
Columbia State Community College

A good geographic location in the heart of the Nashville MSA gives students access to two dozen colleges and universities in Williamson County and in the region.

So if higher education is top of mind as you search for new places to live, you may have hit the jackpot here.

Location, Location, Education

Williamson County is only minutes from Nashville, where higher education institutions include Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, Lipscomb University and Tennessee State University.
Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is just
30 minutes from Williamson County.

Within its borders, Williamson County gives students three higher education options. Belmont operates a Williamson County campus on Billingsly Court in Franklin. Also in Franklin is Williamson College (formerly Williamson Christian College), which has an enrollment of 1,000+ students and a focus on business, leadership and ministry academics.

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Columbia State Community College

Columbia State Campus in Williamson County

In addition, the current Williamson location of Columbia State Community College opened in Franklin in 2016. The Williamson Campus currently has about 1,300 students and room to accommodate up to 2,200.

The campus, located on Liberty Pike, has three buildings – Administration, Humanities and Science. A fourth building for arts and technology programs will begin construction in late 2021 and will include classrooms, labs, student social spaces and a 150-seat auditorium.

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