Roane State Community College

Tel: (865)354-3000
6,094 students
Public institution
Roane State Community College is a comprehensive, public, two-year postsecondary institution and a member of the State University and Community College System governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Roane State serves the higher education needs of a widely diverse eight-county service area which includes Roane, Anderson, Loudon, Campbell, Scott, Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties and expands to include Knox and Blount counties for the delivery of health technologies. At multiple staffed teaching locations and with a wide range of distance learning offerings, Roane State provides the benefits of higher education to all who live and work in these different communities.
School Highlights:
Roane State Community College serves 6,094 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
Roane State Community College is the only community colleges within Roane County, TN.
The nearest community college is Pellissippi State Community College (25.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 207 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
College Roane State Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 207 staff
61 staff
Roane State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,094 has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,094 students 1,296 students
Roane State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
Roane State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,355 students
814 students
Roane State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,739 students
1,040 students
Roane State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Roane State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Roane State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Roane State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Roane State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Roane State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Roane State Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Roane State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Roane 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. 0.19 0.68
Roane State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,951 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,351 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,951 $5,660
Roane State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,351 $10,250
Roane State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Roane State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 99%
Roane State Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 57
Roane State Community College ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 19
Roane State Community College ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 19
Roane State Community College ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 19
Roane State Community College ACT Math (2006-2013)


Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Baseball, BasketballBaseball, Basketball,
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Roane State Community College has nine locations across East Tennessee � the Roane County flagship campus; an Oak Ridge campus; campuses in Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan and Scott counties; and a center for health science education in West Knoxville. Located on 138 acres near the intersection of Patton Lane and U.S. Highway 70 and three miles off of I-40, the Roane County Campus is the flagship campus and houses all of Roane State's central administration offices. Facilities at this multi-building campus have continued to grow over the years with the most recent addition being a state-of-the-art humanities building which includes a 500-seat theatre. Roane State awards the associate of arts and associate of science degrees to students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. For those students seeking immediate career opportunities, licensure, or professional skill upgrading, Roane State awards the associate of applied science degree as well as technical certificates of credit. The college offers career programs for the 21st century workplace and has achieved regional and national distinction for the diversity and quality of its programs in the field of health care. Roane State provides transfer and career preparation study options, as well as continuing education and developmental education. Designed for students who plan to transfer to senior institutions, the Roane State academic transfer curricula include two years of instruction in the humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences to build a strong liberal arts background during the freshman and sophomore years. Roane State graduates may transfer to in-state senior institutions or to out-of-state universities and professional schools. Founded in 1971, Roane State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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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 0.48, 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.