Northeast State Community College

Tel: (423)323-3191
5,893 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 5,893 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Northeast State Community College is the only community colleges within Sullivan County County, TN.
The nearest community college is Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College (14.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 199 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northeast 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 199 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 5,893 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same 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 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,893 students
1,269 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
3,111 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 2,782 students
1,017 students
Northeast State Community College sch enrollment Northeast State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
% Black
3%
12%
% White
90%
57%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,638 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,360 is more than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,638 $5,740
Northeast State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,360 $10,252
Northeast State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
Source: 2013 (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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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.