Nashville State Community College

Tel: (615)353-3333
10,007 students
Public institution
The mission of Nashville State Technical Community College is to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the communities it serves.
School Highlights:
Nashville State Community College serves 10,007 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Nashville State Community College is one of 13 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
The nearest community college is Aquinas College (0.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 253 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Nashville 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 253 staff
59 staff
Nashville State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,007 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,007 students
1,282 students
Nashville State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
Nashville State Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,343 students
810 students
Nashville State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,664 students
1,017 students
Nashville State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Nashville State Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Nashville State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Nashville State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Nashville State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Nashville State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Nashville State Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Nashville State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Nashville State Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Nashville 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. 0.48 0.53
Nashville State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,561 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,001 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,561 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,001 $10,294
Nashville State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Nashville State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Nashville State opened in 1970 with an enrollment of 398 students. By the Fall of 2000, that number had grown to 7,315; with an enrollment of over 14,000 students during the entire academic year. Nashville State's initial offering of five Associate's degree programs has grown to 49 degree programs and 12 certificate programs. In addition, Nashville State offers continuing education courses ranging from technical skills to management training and programs providing training in such areas as computer-aided drafting and office technology. Nashville State shares a 109 acre campus with the Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville. The Nashville State facilities include 239,000 square feet of space for classrooms, labs, offices, student services, and a library. The college offers programs in Business & Applied Arts, English & Humanities, Health & Social Sciences, Information & Engineering Technologies and Math & Sciences. Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Nashville Aquinas College
    Private not-for-profit
    4210 Harding Pike
    Nashville, TN 37205
    0.6  Mi  |  576  students
  • Nashville John A Gupton College
    Private not-for-profit
    1616 Church St
    Nashville, TN 37203
    3.7  Mi  |  122  students
  • Nashville Watkins College of Art Design & Film
    Private not-for-profit
    2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37228
    5.1  Mi  |  362  students
  • Nashville Daymar Institute-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    340 Plus Park Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37217
    7.3  Mi  |  166  students
  • Nashville Lincoln College of Technology-Nashville
    Private for-profit
    1524 Gallatin Rd
    Nashville, TN 37206
    7.5  Mi  |  1847  students
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Did You Know?
For Nashville private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,169 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Nashville 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Nashville is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.