Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville
TN, 37933-0990
10,588 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 10,588 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Pellissippi State Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 10,588 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,588 students
1,287 students
Pellissippi State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
5,404 students
832 students
Pellissippi State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,184 students
1,021 students
Pellissippi State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Pellissippi State Community College sch enrollment Pellissippi State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Pellissippi State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Pellissippi State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Pellissippi State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Pellissippi State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Pellissippi State Community College More (2011-2012)
Pellissippi State Community College sch ethnicity Pellissippi State Community 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. 0.22 0.45
Pellissippi State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,558 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,686 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,558 $5,890
Pellissippi State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,686 $10,050
Pellissippi State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 100%
Pellissippi State Community College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
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: 2012 (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.

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