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:
Columbia State Community College serves 5,225 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), 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-Nashville (36.8 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
59 staff
Columbia State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,225 teachers has grown by 12% 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 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,225 students
1,282 students
Columbia State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Columbia State Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,264 students
810 students
Columbia State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,961 students
1,017 students
Columbia State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Columbia State Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Columbia State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Columbia State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Columbia State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Columbia State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Columbia State Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Columbia State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Columbia 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
Columbia State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,607 is less than the state average of $5,742. 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 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,047 $10,294
Columbia State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Columbia State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
    Nashville, TN 37211
    36.8  Mi  |  713  students
  • Nashville Nashville State Community College
    120 White Bridge Rd
    Nashville, TN 37209
    37.9  Mi  |  10007  students
  • Nashville Aquinas College
    Private not-for-profit
    4210 Harding Pike
    Nashville, TN 37205
    38.2  Mi  |  576  students
  • Nashville Fortis Institute-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    3354 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 105
    Nashville, TN 37211
    39.2  Mi  |  360  students
  • Nashville John A Gupton College
    Private not-for-profit
    1616 Church St
    Nashville, TN 37203
    40.8  Mi  |  122  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 $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 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Tennessee is Remington College-Nashville Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.