Chattanooga State Community College

4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga
TN, 37406-1097
Tel: (423)697-4400
10,121 students
Public institution
Chattanooga State is a comprehensive, regionally accredited comprehensive community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents College System. Founded in 1965, Chattanooga State offers a wide array of programs and services including Degree and certificate study for career preparation and advancement, University parallel (transfer) studies leading to associate degrees, Partnerships with secondary schools, state and community agencies, and the private sector, Non-credit coursework (including CEU study), Transitional Studies (reading, writing and basic math), Adult education/GED preparation/English as Second Language, Technological and occupational training and Cultural diversity and environmental health initiatives.
School Highlights:
Chattanooga State Community College serves 10,121 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Chattanooga State Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Hamilton County, TN.
The nearest community college is Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga (4.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Chattanooga 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

Student Body

The student population of 10,121 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,121 students
1,303 students
Chattanooga State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
4,674 students
834 students
Chattanooga State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,447 students
1,040 students
Chattanooga State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Chattanooga State Community College sch enrollment Chattanooga State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Chattanooga State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Chattanooga State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
10%
11%
Chattanooga State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
84%
66%
Chattanooga State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Chattanooga State Community College More (2009-2012)
Chattanooga State Community College sch ethnicity Chattanooga State Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.28 0.44
Chattanooga State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,555 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,683 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,555 $5,890
Chattanooga State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,683 $10,050
Chattanooga State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Opened in September 1965 on Fourth and Chestnut Streets, the College was known as Chattanooga State Technical Institute, a two-year, co-educational, college level institution. It was the state's first technical college, and Southeast Tennessee's first public institution of higher education. In 1967, the College moved to its present location; since then, it has grown into a multi-million dollar complex. Chattanooga State Technical Institute's goal was to prepare students with marketable technical skills that would bridge the gap between the engineer and the craftsman. The technical programs offered A.S. and A.E. degrees and certificate programs, while remaining flexible to students and industry needs. In 1973, Chattanooga State Technical Institute turned into Chattanooga State Technical Community College. Chattanooga State serves a six-county area of Southeast Tennessee and bordering counties of north Georgia and Alabama as an open-entry postsecondary institution offering over 50 majors of study toward these degrees and certificates. The college offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Technical Certificates, Institutional Certificates. Chattanooga State is nationally recognized for entrepreneurial initiatives, excellence in student support, curricular innovation, use of technology, and responsiveness to its community. The College is a leader in community, economic and workforce development, the use of advanced technologies in instruction, life-transforming support services based on a culture of care for all students and employees, and maintaining an environment of open access to learning where high academic standards and personal integrity are prized. Chattanooga State affords equal opportunity to all persons.

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Did You Know?
For Chattanooga public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,765 per year for in-state students and $14,141 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,253 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Chattanooga is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Chattanooga 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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Chattanooga is Virginia College-School Of Business And Health. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.