South College

Tel: (865)251-1800
1,105 students
Private for-profit

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South College is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian academic institution dedicated to identifying and developing quality programs of study that promote the professional, intellectual, and personal growth of students. Accordingly, the institution offers diverse and well-balanced programs that encourage the development of independent learning and thinking at the baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels.
School Highlights:
South College serves 1,105 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
South College is one of 3 community colleges within Knox County County, TN.
The nearest community college is Fountainhead College of Technology (7.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 98 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
South College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 98 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,105 teachers has grown by 43% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,105 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
1,105 students
816 students
South College sch enrollment South College sta enrollment
# Undergraduate Students 700 students 1,283 students
# Graduate Students 405 students 42 students
South College sch graduate South College sta graduate
% Asian
4%
2%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
% Black
9%
12%
% White
83%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
South College sch ethnicity South 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. 0.17 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,875 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,875 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,875 $5,940
South College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,875 $10,047
South College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

South College has been a part of the fabric of downtown Knoxville since 1882. Throughout its long history, South College has endeavored to provide challenging educational opportunities for students in business, allied health, and legal fields. The college has achieved a high level of success during peer reviews from institutional/programmatic accrediting agencies, federal and state agencies, and independent audits. Students and graduates consistently indicate a high level of satisfaction with their experiences at South College and their achievement of personal and professional goals. Each program of study is designed to require general education courses that broaden students' exposure to diverse perspectives, develop oral and written communication skills, and enhance critical thinking skills. The complementary nature of the general education courses and the major curriculum components of each program enables the development of educated, responsible professionals who have the skills necessary to meet their personal goals and the demands of the employment market. South College offers baccalaureate degree programs including Nursing, Elementary Education, Business Administration, Health Science, and Legal Studies. Current associate degree programs include Radiography, Physical Therapist Assistant, Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice, Network Administration and Security, Business Administration, Accounting, Medical Assisting, and Office Technology. Medical Transcription, Legal Office Assistant, Professional Medical Coding, and Administrative Assistant are the certificate programs offered. South College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and associate degrees.

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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Knoxville Fountainhead College of Technology
    Private for-profit
    10208 Technology Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    (865)688-9422
    7.7  Mi  |  267  students
  • Knoxville Pellissippi State Community College
    Public
    10915 Hardin Valley Road
    Knoxville, TN 37933
    (8.6)569-4640
    7.9  Mi  |  10766  students
  • Madisonville Hiwassee College
    Private, non-profit
    225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville, TN 37354
    (423)442-2001
    33.6  Mi  |  235  students
  • Harriman Roane State Community College
    Public
    276 Patton Lane
    Harriman, TN 37748
    (865)354-3000
    33.7  Mi  |  6214  students
  • Morristown Walters State Community College
    Public
    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
    Morristown, TN 37813
    (423)585-2600
    46.2  Mi  |  6265  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.