Roane State Community College

Tel: (865)354-3000
6,214 students
Public institution
Roane State Community College is a comprehensive, public, two-year postsecondary institution and a member of the State University and Community College System governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Roane State serves the higher education needs of a widely diverse eight-county service area which includes Roane, Anderson, Loudon, Campbell, Scott, Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties and expands to include Knox and Blount counties for the delivery of health technologies. At multiple staffed teaching locations and with a wide range of distance learning offerings, Roane State provides the benefits of higher education to all who live and work in these different communities.
School Highlights:
Roane State Community College serves 6,214 students (41% 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 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Roane State Community College is the only community colleges within Roane County, TN.
The nearest community college is Pellissippi State Community College (25.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 203 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Roane 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 203 staff
59 staff
Roane State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,214 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 62% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,214 students
1,282 students
Roane State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Roane State Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,535 students
810 students
Roane State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,679 students
1,017 students
Roane State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Roane State Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Roane State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Roane State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Roane State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Roane State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Roane State Community College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Roane State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Roane 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. 0.13 0.53
Roane State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,621 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 $14,061 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,621 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,061 $10,294
Roane State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Roane State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 99%
Roane State Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
ACT Composite Avg. 19
ACT English 19
ACT Math 19
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Roane State Community College has nine locations across East Tennessee � the Roane County flagship campus; an Oak Ridge campus; campuses in Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Loudon, Morgan and Scott counties; and a center for health science education in West Knoxville. Located on 138 acres near the intersection of Patton Lane and U.S. Highway 70 and three miles off of I-40, the Roane County Campus is the flagship campus and houses all of Roane State's central administration offices. Facilities at this multi-building campus have continued to grow over the years with the most recent addition being a state-of-the-art humanities building which includes a 500-seat theatre. Roane State awards the associate of arts and associate of science degrees to students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. For those students seeking immediate career opportunities, licensure, or professional skill upgrading, Roane State awards the associate of applied science degree as well as technical certificates of credit. The college offers career programs for the 21st century workplace and has achieved regional and national distinction for the diversity and quality of its programs in the field of health care. Roane State provides transfer and career preparation study options, as well as continuing education and developmental education. Designed for students who plan to transfer to senior institutions, the Roane State academic transfer curricula include two years of instruction in the humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences to build a strong liberal arts background during the freshman and sophomore years. Roane State graduates may transfer to in-state senior institutions or to out-of-state universities and professional schools. Founded in 1971, Roane State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Knoxville Pellissippi State Community College
    10915 Hardin Valley Road
    Knoxville, TN 37933
    25.9  Mi  |  10766  students
  • Madisonville Hiwassee College
    Private, non-profit
    225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville, TN 37354
    26.5  Mi  |  235  students
  • Knoxville South College
    Private for-profit
    3904 Lonas Road
    Knoxville, TN 37909
    33.7  Mi  |  1105  students
  • Knoxville Fountainhead College of Technology
    Private for-profit
    10208 Technology Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    40.5  Mi  |  267  students
  • Cleveland Cleveland State Community College
    3535 Adkisson Drive
    Cleveland, TN 37312
    48.8  Mi  |  3790  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.