Columbia State Community College

1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia
TN, 38401
Tel: (931)540-2722
5,322 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:
Columbia State Community College serves 5,322 students (43% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Columbia State Community College is the only community colleges within Maury County, TN.
The nearest community college is National College of Business and Technology-Nashville (36.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Columbia 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 5,322 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,322 students
1,287 students
Columbia State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,292 students
832 students
Columbia State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,030 students
1,021 students
Columbia State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Columbia State Community College sch enrollment Columbia State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Columbia State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Columbia State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
5%
12%
Columbia State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
88%
66%
Columbia State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Columbia State Community College More (2010-2012)
Columbia State Community College sch ethnicity Columbia 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. 0.22 0.45
Columbia State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,511 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,639 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,511 $5,845
Columbia State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,639 $10,047
Columbia State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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:

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  • Nashville National College of Business and Technology-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    1638 Bell Road
    Nashville , TN , 37211
    (615)333-3344
    36.8  Mi  |  628  students
  • Nashville Nashville State Community College
    Public
    120 White Bridge Rd
    Nashville , TN , 37209
    (615)353-3333
    37.9  Mi  |  9880  students
  • Nashville Aquinas College
    Private not-for-profit
    4210 Harding Pike
    Nashville , TN , 37205
    (615)297-7545
    38.2  Mi  |  617  students
  • Nashville Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    3354 Perimeter Hill Drive, Suite 105
    Nashville , TN , 37211
    (615)320-5917
    39.2  Mi  |  333  students
  • Nashville John A Gupton College
    Private, non-profit
    1616 Church St
    Nashville , TN , 37203
    (615)327-3927
    40.8  Mi  |  138  students
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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 $12,157 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 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.