Aquinas College

Tel: (615)297-7545
472 students
Private, non-profit
  • The primary mission of Aquinas College is to provide an atmosphere of learning permeated with faith, directed to the intellectual, moral and professional formation of the human person. Aquinas seeks to foster intellectual achievement and personal growth in a socially and economically diverse population. The Christian principles and values they learn enrich students. Faculty and staff seek to make students aware that a relationship exists between human culture and the message of salvation. Thus, the mission of Aquinas College is to bring this message of salvation to bear on ethical, social, political, religious, and cultural issues.
School Highlights
Aquinas College serves 472 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Aquinas College is one of 12 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
The nearest community college is Nashville State Community College (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Aquinas College (TN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 45 staff 28 staff
Aquinas College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 472 has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 472 students 472 students
Aquinas College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 30:1
Aquinas College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 210 students 369 students
Aquinas College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 262 students 216 students
Aquinas College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Aquinas College Enrollment Breakdown TN All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 191 students 380 students
# Graduate Students 19 students 19 students
Aquinas College Graduation BreakDown TN All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 92 92
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
2%
Aquinas College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
3%
3%
Aquinas College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
8%
17%
Aquinas College Black (2006-2014)
% White
77%
73%
Aquinas College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Aquinas College More (2011-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
-
% Unknown races
6%
3%
Aquinas College Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.40 0.44
Aquinas College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $19,800 is more than the state average of $14,867. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $19,800 $14,867
Aquinas College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 94%
Aquinas College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Percent Admitted 61% 83%
Aquinas College Percent Admitted (2006-2014)
SAT Total Avg. 1,081 980
SAT Reading 573 525
Aquinas College SAT Reading (2006-2014)
SAT Math 508 455
Aquinas College SAT Math (2006-2014)
ACT Total Avg. 70 57
ACT Composite 23 19
Aquinas College ACT Composite (2006-2014)
ACT English 25 19
Aquinas College ACT English (2006-2014)
ACT Math 22 19
Aquinas College ACT Math (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Nashville private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,995 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Nashville community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Nashville is Fortis Institute-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.