Motlow State Community College

6015 Ledford Mill Road
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Tel: (931)393-1500
4,779 students
Public institution
Motlow State Community College, an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents in the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, is a public, comprehensive, two-year, open-access college founded in 1969. The college awards the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates of credit.
School Highlights
Motlow State Community College serves 4,779 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Motlow State Community College is the only community colleges within Moore County, TN.
The nearest community college is Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro (31.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 150 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
College Motlow State Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 150 staff
61 staff
Motlow State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,779 has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,779 students 1,315 students
Motlow State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
22:1
Motlow State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,846 students
815 students
Motlow State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,933 students
1,061 students
Motlow State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Motlow State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
Motlow State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
20%
Motlow State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
9%
15%
Motlow State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
81%
49%
Motlow State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Motlow State Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
Motlow State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Motlow State Community 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. 0.33 0.70
Motlow State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,888 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,328 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,888 $5,590
Motlow State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,328 $10,086
Motlow State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
89%
Motlow State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 42%
81%
Motlow State Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,051
945
Motlow State Community College SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 532
465
Motlow State Community College SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 519
480
Motlow State Community College SAT Math (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 56
58
Motlow State Community College ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 19
20
Motlow State Community College ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 19
19
Motlow State Community College ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 18
19
Motlow State Community College ACT Math (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Motlow College is a multi-location community college providing degree programs designed for transfer to other colleges and universities; degree and non-degree programs designed to develop immediate job readiness skills and competencies and public service, lifelong learning, and workforce development programs to promote personal enrichment and economic and community development. The central campus of Motlow State Community College is located on 185 acres of beautifully wooded land in Moore County. The 187-acre site for the college was donated by the Motlow family of Lynchburg, Tennessee. Because of this generous gift and because of Senator Reagor Motlow's contributions to education in Tennessee, Governor Buford Ellington and Commissioner of Education, J. Howard Warf, recommended that the college be named Motlow State Community College. Motlow State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Level I associate degree.

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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,142 per year for in-state students and $13,470 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,547 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Tennessee 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 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Anthem Career College-Nashville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.