Northeast State Community College

Tel: (423)323-3191
6,446 students
Public institution
Northeast State Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. As a comprehensive community college, Northeast State provides university parallel programs designed for students desiring to transfer to another college or university, career programs for students planning to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, and continuing education and community service programs for professional growth and personal enrichment to the citizens of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties.
School Highlights:
Northeast State Community College serves 6,446 students (52% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Northeast State Community College is the only community colleges within Sullivan County, TN.
The nearest community college is Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College (14.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Northeast 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 6,446 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,446 students
1,287 students
Northeast State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,360 students
832 students
Northeast State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,086 students
1,021 students
Northeast State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Northeast State Community College sch enrollment Northeast State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Northeast State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Northeast State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
12%
Northeast State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
93%
66%
Northeast State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Northeast State Community College More (2009-2012)
Northeast State Community College sch ethnicity Northeast 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. 0.13 0.45
Northeast State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,542 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,670 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,542 $5,940
Northeast State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,670 $10,072
Northeast State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The history of Northeast State Community College reflects the changing educational needs of the residents of the five Northeast Tennessee counties which it serves. The college began as Tri-Cities State Area Vocational-Technical School in 1966 under the governance of the State Board for Vocational Education. In 1970, the mission was expanded and the school became a regional center for vocational and technical training. The scope was again expanded in 1978 to include the awarding of both one-year certificates and associate degrees in technology, and the name was changed to Tri-Cities State Technical Institute. Effective on July 1, 1983, Tri-Cities State Tech was placed under the governance of the Tennessee State Board of Regents and became part of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. On July 1, 1990, a university parallel component was added, and the current name was made official Northeast State provides programs of study leading to the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, as well as academic and technical certificates. Within these academic areas, the College provides business, technical, and health-related professions programs which prepare students for immediate employment, university parallel programs designed for transfer to other institutions of higher education, honors courses for the academically talented, and a developmental education program to prepare students for college-level studies. Northeast State Technical Community College 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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