Motlow State Community College

6015 Ledford Mill Road
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Tel: (931)393-1500
4,758 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 4,758 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.
Motlow State Community College is the only community colleges within Coffee County, TN.
The nearest community college is Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro (31.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 142 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
College Motlow State Community College Community College Avg.
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 142 staff
62 staff
Motlow State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,758 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,758 students 1,371 students
Motlow State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Motlow State Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,093 students
779 students
Motlow State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,665 students
1,083 students
Motlow State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Motlow State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
5%
Motlow State Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
Motlow State Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
5%
15%
Motlow State Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
87%
49%
Motlow State Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Motlow State Community College More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Motlow State Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
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. 0.24 0.70
Motlow State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,804 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,340 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,804 $5,664
Motlow State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,340 $10,360
Motlow State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
90%
Motlow State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
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: 2014 (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 $4,285 per year for in-state students and $13,707 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,377 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Tennessee is 78%. 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 0.42, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.