Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933-0990
Tel: (865)694-6400
10,099 students
Public institution
Pellissippi State Technical Community College's mission is to advance the comprehensive development of its community by providing college courses and programs through the associate's degree level, along with appropriate student support and preparation for these studies, and meeting a broad spectrum of community needs, including training and workforce development, educational support, life enrichment, and civic and cultural advancement. To meet changing needs for educational programs and services, the College continually interacts with its community.
School Highlights
Pellissippi State Community College serves 10,099 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Pellissippi State Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Knox County, TN.
The nearest community college is South College (7.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 338 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
College Pellissippi State Community College (TN) 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 Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 338 staff
28 staff

Student Body

The student population of 10,099 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,099 students 472 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
# Full-Time Students 5,030 students
369 students
# Part-Time Students 5,069 students
216 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.26 0.44

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,558 is more than the state average of $3,525. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,686 is more than the state average of $13,647. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,558 $3,525
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,686 $13,647
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
SAT Total Avg. 1,339
SAT Reading 415
SAT Math 455
SAT Writing 469 469
ACT Total Avg. 60
ACT Composite 21
ACT English 20
ACT Math 19
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • State Technical Institute at Knoxville (State Tech) was established on September 4, 1974. State Tech opened with 45,000 square feet of floor space, 45 students, 12 faculty and staff members, and three associate's degree programs, all in engineering technology. The new institute was housed in a building adjacent to the Regional Vocational-Technical School (later renamed the Knoxville Area Vocational-Technical School and now the Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville). Pellissippi State offers Associate's degree and certificate programs that lead to employment in engineering technologies and business, Associate's degree programs and courses that prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-level colleges and universities, remedial and developmental education and other educational support programs and services, General Educational Development (GED) preparation, training to meet specific needs of businesses, industries and individuals, continuing education programs, seminars and workshops, Resources for special grade K-12 programs and events and support for, involvement in, and promotion of civic and cultural projects and events. Located in Tennessee's third-largest metropolitan area, Pellissippi State comprehensively serves the greater Knox and Blount County area and extends its engineering technology offerings to Anderson, Loudon, Roane, Cumberland, Campbell, Fentress, Scott, and Morgan counties. A member of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) System, the College seeks to develop and maintain effective student transfer agreements with TBR universities, the University of Tennessee, and private colleges and universities of the region. Pellissippi State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • South College
    Private for-profit
    1,241 students | 7.90 Mi3904 Lonas Road
    Knoxville TN 37909
  • 123 students | 14.90 Mi10208 Technology Drive
    Knoxville TN 37932
  • 6,094 students | 25.90 Mi276 Patton Lane
    Harriman TN 37748
  • Hiwassee College
    Private not-for-profit
    424 students | 29.20 Mi225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville TN 37354
  • 5,947 students | 53.70 Mi500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
    Morristown TN 37813
Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,525 per year for in-state students and $13,647 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,867 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 0.44, 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.