Columbia State Community College

1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
Tel: (931)540-2722
5,225 students
Public institution
Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution in southern middle Tennessee, is dedicated to providing access to collegiate education, promoting lifelong learning and supporting community development.
School Highlights:
highlights checkmark
Columbia State Community College serves 5,225 students (43.33% of students are full-time).
highlights checkmark
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
highlights checkmark
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
highlights checkmark
Columbia State Community College is the only community colleges within Maury County, TN.
highlights checkmark
The nearest community college is National College-Nashville (36.82 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 167 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Columbia 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 167 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,225 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 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 grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,225 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
# Full-Time Students 2,264 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 2,961 students
1,017 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown 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. 0.22 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,607 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,047 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,607 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,047 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Source: 2009 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Columbia State, the first of Tennessee's community colleges, was founded in 1966. The college was temporarily housed in facilities throughout the city of Columbia until the present campus was occupied. On March 15, 1967, Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated the Columbia campus. Today, the college serves close to 10,000 students per year in credit and continuing education courses and awards more than ten million dollars in financial aid. Five academic divisions offer students over 50 programs of study and the opportunity to earn a certificate, associate of arts, associate of science or associate of applied science degree. In addition to the Columbia campus, the college has locations in Lawrence, Marshall, Wayne and Williamson counties. Columbia State provides general transfer and career degrees, academic and technical certificates, developmental studies and continuing education opportunities at locations throughout the college's service area and online. The college promotes academic excellence with emphasis on student learning that builds knowledge, develops skills and broadens perspectives. In addition, Columbia State initiates partnerships in support of economic and community development and contributes to intellectual, cultural, physical and social advancement in its service area. Columbia State offers over 50 programs that can lead to a degree or certificate in Business & Technology, Developmental Studies, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, Education and Developmental Studies, Physical Education and University Partnerships. Columbia State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Nashville
    National College-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    1638 Bell Road
    NashvilleTN 37211
    36.82 Mi | 713 students
  • Nashville
    120 White Bridge Rd
    NashvilleTN 37209
    37.86 Mi | 10,007 students
  • Nashville
    Aquinas College
    Private not-for-profit
    4210 Harding Pike
    NashvilleTN 37205
    38.21 Mi | 576 students
  • Nashville
    Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    3354 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 105
    NashvilleTN 37211
    39.21 Mi | 360 students
  • Nashville
    John A Gupton College
    Private not-for-profit
    1616 Church St
    NashvilleTN 37203
    40.81 Mi | 122 students
Recent Articles
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers enjoy secure, interesting work. Earning a degree in ATC at a community college is an excellent first step to securing a job.
Community Colleges Offer Online Options
Community colleges have responded to the needs of working adults with online options.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
For Tennessee public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,523 per year for in-state students and $13,669 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,272 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.