Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933
Tel: (8.6)569-4640
10,766 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:
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Pellissippi State Community College serves 10,766 students (48.44% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
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Pellissippi State Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Knox County, TN.
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The nearest community college is South College (7.87 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 354 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Pellissippi 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 354 staff
61 staff
Pellissippi State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,766 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,766 students 1,294 students
Pellissippi State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
21:1
Pellissippi State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 5,215 students
822 students
Pellissippi State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,551 students
1,025 students
Pellissippi State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pellissippi State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Pellissippi State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Pellissippi State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Pellissippi State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
83%
57%
Pellissippi State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Pellissippi State Community College More (2011-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Pellissippi State Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Pellissippi 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. 0.22 0.53
Pellissippi State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,660 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,100 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,660 $5,694
Pellissippi State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,100 $10,252
Pellissippi State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
Pellissippi State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,339
1,395
Pellissippi State Community College SAT Total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 415
465
Pellissippi State Community College SAT Reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 455
480
Pellissippi State Community College SAT Math (2006-2012)
SAT Writing 469
450
Pellissippi State Community College SAT Writing (2008-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 21
20
Pellissippi State Community College ACT Composite (2006-2012)
ACT English 20
19
Pellissippi State Community College ACT English (2006-2012)
ACT Math 19
19
Pellissippi State Community College ACT Math (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (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
  • Knoxville
    South College
    Private for-profit
    3904 Lonas Road
    KnoxvilleTN 37909
    (865)251-1800
    7.87 Mi | 1,105 students
  • Knoxville
    10208 Technology Drive
    KnoxvilleTN 37932
    (865)688-9422
    14.86 Mi | 267 students
  • Harriman
    276 Patton Lane
    HarrimanTN 37748
    (865)354-3000
    25.89 Mi | 6,214 students
  • Madisonville
    Hiwassee College
    Private, non-profit
    225 Hiwassee College Drive
    MadisonvilleTN 37354
    (423)442-2001
    29.20 Mi | 235 students
  • Morristown
    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
    MorristownTN 37813
    (423)585-2600
    53.73 Mi | 6,005 students
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Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,668 per year for in-state students and $13,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,533 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 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.