Aquinas College

Tel: (615)297-7545
576 students
Private not-for-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 576 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Aquinas College is one of 13 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 54 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
College Aquinas College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 54 staff
61 staff
Aquinas College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 576 has declined by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 576 students 1,315 students
Aquinas College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
22:1
Aquinas College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 226 students
815 students
Aquinas College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 350 students
1,061 students
Aquinas College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Aquinas College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 192 students 807 students
# Graduate Students 34 students 23 students
Aquinas College Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% Asian
3%
5%
Aquinas College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
Aquinas College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
15%
Aquinas College Black (2006-2013)
% White
74%
49%
Aquinas College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Aquinas College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
7%
6%
Aquinas College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
3%
1%
Aquinas College Non Resident (2012-2013)
Aquinas College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.45 0.70
Aquinas College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $20,550 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $20,550 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $20,550 $5,590
Aquinas College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $20,550 $10,086
Aquinas College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 30 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
Aquinas College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 52%
81%
Aquinas College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,081
945
Aquinas College SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 573
465
Aquinas College SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 508
480
Aquinas College SAT Math (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 70
58
Aquinas College ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 23
20
Aquinas College ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 25
19
Aquinas College ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 22
19
Aquinas College ACT Math (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

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For Nashville private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,360 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 0.56, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Nashville is Anthem Career College-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.