Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933
Tel: (8.6)569-4640
10,766 students
Public institution
Pellissippi State Technical Community College's mission is to advance the comprehensive development of its community by providing college courses and programs through the associate's degree level, along with appropriate student support and preparation for these studies, and meeting a broad spectrum of community needs, including training and workforce development, educational support, life enrichment, and civic and cultural advancement. To meet changing needs for educational programs and services, the College continually interacts with its community.
School Highlights:
Pellissippi State Community College serves 10,766 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Pellissippi State Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Knox County, TN.
The nearest community college is South College (7.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 354 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Pellissippi 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 354 staff
59 staff
Pellissippi State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,766 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,766 students
1,282 students
Pellissippi State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Pellissippi State Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,215 students
810 students
Pellissippi State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,551 students
1,017 students
Pellissippi State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pellissippi State Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Pellissippi State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Pellissippi State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Pellissippi State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Pellissippi State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Pellissippi State Community College More (2011-2013)
% Non Resident races
Pellissippi State Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
Pellissippi 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
Pellissippi State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,660 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 $14,100 is more than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,660 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,100 $10,260
Pellissippi State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Pellissippi State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,339
Pellissippi State Community College sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 415
Pellissippi State Community College sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 455
Pellissippi State Community College sat math (2006-2012)
SAT Writing 469
Pellissippi State Community College sat writing (2008-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 21
ACT English 20
ACT Math 19
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

State Technical Institute at Knoxville (State Tech) was established on September 4, 1974. State Tech opened with 45,000 square feet of floor space, 45 students, 12 faculty and staff members, and three associate's degree programs, all in engineering technology. The new institute was housed in a building adjacent to the Regional Vocational-Technical School (later renamed the Knoxville Area Vocational-Technical School and now the Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville). Pellissippi State offers Associate's degree and certificate programs that lead to employment in engineering technologies and business, Associate's degree programs and courses that prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-level colleges and universities, remedial and developmental education and other educational support programs and services, General Educational Development (GED) preparation, training to meet specific needs of businesses, industries and individuals, continuing education programs, seminars and workshops, Resources for special grade K-12 programs and events and support for, involvement in, and promotion of civic and cultural projects and events. Located in Tennessee's third-largest metropolitan area, Pellissippi State comprehensively serves the greater Knox and Blount County area and extends its engineering technology offerings to Anderson, Loudon, Roane, Cumberland, Campbell, Fentress, Scott, and Morgan counties. A member of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) System, the College seeks to develop and maintain effective student transfer agreements with TBR universities, the University of Tennessee, and private colleges and universities of the region. Pellissippi State is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Knoxville South College
    Private for-profit
    3904 Lonas Road
    Knoxville, TN 37909
    7.9  Mi  |  1105  students
  • Knoxville Fountainhead College of Technology
    Private for-profit
    10208 Technology Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    14.9  Mi  |  267  students
  • Harriman Roane State Community College
    276 Patton Lane
    Harriman, TN 37748
    25.9  Mi  |  6214  students
  • Madisonville Hiwassee College
    Private, non-profit
    225 Hiwassee College Drive
    Madisonville, TN 37354
    29.2  Mi  |  235  students
  • Morristown Walters State Community College
    500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
    Morristown, TN 37813
    53.7  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 0.46, 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.